Meet the Towerview Ventures Team

Thursday, July 15th, 2:00 PM EST

Watch our live, 50-minute webinar to learn about Towerview Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ Duke-focused venture capital fund, and meet the investment team responsible for building the portfolio. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the Towerview Ventures team and to hear about their approach to investing in private-stage companies. This presentation will be led by Towerview Ventures’ Managing Partner Greg Baker and Senior Principal Nancy Fechnay. This presentation is open to all alumni and friends of Duke. 

During the session, we will cover:

  • The goal and structure of the fund
  • The team and management behind the fund
  • The Towerview Ventures and Alumni Ventures approach to investing
  • Examples of current portfolio companies
  • The benefits of investing in venture capital
  • Open Q&A

* You must be accredited to invest in venture capital

About Your Presenters

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 well-established 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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