An Introduction to Towerview Ventures

Tuesday, May 11th, 2:00 PM EST

Watch our live, 45-minute presentation about Towerview Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ fund for Duke alumni and friends of the community. The discussion is led by Towerview Ventures Managing Partner Greg Baker and is open to all former students and friends of Duke University.

During the session, Greg will discuss:

  • The goal and structure of the fund
  • The value of the Alumni Venture’s model
  • Some examples of current portfolio companies
  • The benefits of diversifying into venture capital
  • The minimum requirements needed to invest in the fund
  • There will be time for open questions during the call

* You must be accredited to invest in venture capital.



About Your Presenter

Greg Baker, Managing Partner - Towerview Ventures

Greg Baker, Managing Partner - Towerview Ventures

Greg is a highly accomplished executive with experience in corporate leadership, business development, startups, M&A, strategic planning, and more. He has spent much of his career growing business in the electrical products, packaging, and chemical industries. Throughout, he has been buying, selling, and combining companies to fit strategic goals. Previously, Greg served as President and CEO of 2D2C, developing safer energy-saving products. Greg was also VP Corporate Development and Acting Division President for a high-tech subsidiary at Woodhead Industries and Director Corporate Development for Tenneco. Greg has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin (’86) and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

Nancy Fechnay, Senior Principal - Towerview Ventures

Nancy Fechnay, Senior Principal - Towerview Ventures

Nancy Fechnay has been a part of the investment and startup world for nearly 15 years. She co-founded three tech companies, resulting in one exit and one seed stage “future of work” company (backed by AtomicoAngels and Outlier in Europe). Nancy worked for Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and GE Ventures before becoming a partner at Flight Ventures (largest syndicate in the world) in 2015. Nancy has invested alongside top-tier U.S. and EU-based firms, such as Greycroft, Google Ventures, A16Z, Bessemer, Balderton, and Octopus Ventures. She is currently a partner in Flight Ventures and a Senior Principal for Alumni Ventures’ Towerview Ventures fund. Nancy regularly speaks at events and advises companies on how to keep adapting and growing through fast-paced change. Past speaking engagements include SXSW, SLUSH, Google HQ, and Web Summit. Nancy has a B.S. in Engineering from UVA and an MBA and a MEM from Duke University.

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