Meet the Congress Ave Team

Wednesday, November 11th, 2:00 PM EST

Join us for a live, 45 minutes webinar with the Congress Avenue Ventures team, where we’ll discuss Congress Avenue Ventures, The Alumni Ventures Group model, why venture might be right for you, and what distinguishes a smart and simple venture portfolio.

During the session, we will cover Congress Ave Ventures:

  • The goal and structure of the fund
  • The team and management behind the fund
  • Congress Ave’s (and AVG’s) investment approach
  • Select investments in our funds
  • The benefits of investing in Venture Capital
  • Open Q&A



About Your Presenters

Rob Adams, Managing Partner - Congress Avenue Ventures

Rob Adams, Managing Partner - Congress Avenue Ventures

Rob is a former entrepreneur, institutional fund manager and software executive. He has served on many corporate boards and has founded or financed more than 40 companies, raising capital in both public and private markets. He is an internationally recognized expert and speaker on innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship. Most recently, Rob was on the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin, where he taught entrepreneurship in the MBA program and was the Founder and Director of Texas Venture Labs. He was previously a venture capitalist, founding AV Labs, a fund affiliated with Austin Ventures. Prior to his venture business, he was a software operating executive with Lotus Development and Business Matters, where he was founder and CEO of Pervasive Software, a company he helped take public. Rob holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue (receiving their Outstanding Engineer Award), an MBA from Babson’s Olin School of Management and a Ph.D. in Management from Capella University.

Dave Fan, Principal - Congress Avenue Ventures

Dave Fan, Principal - Congress Avenue Ventures

Dave has held operating roles in sales and business development at venture-backed companies focused on digital health (Zocdoc) and enterprise cloud software (Shibumi). He has also invested as a Venture Partner at NextGen and an LP at CRE Venture Capital. Dave began his career in investment banking and corporate strategy at Deutsche Bank. He has a BA in Economics from Brown.

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