EP 61: Baking a Healthy, Entrepreneurial Snack
February 18, 2020
Brianna Makaric struggled to find a healthy snack that fit her dietary needs. So she decided to create BRITE Bites, made with high-quality superfoods and…
 
 
Spirits & Startups: Celebrating the Double Bottom Line in NYC
January 31, 2020
In December 2019, nearly 200 members of AVG’s community gathered at Lightbox in NYC for the latest installment of Spirits & Startups, the firm’s regular…
 
 
Xcelerating Innovation at UC Berkeley
July 29, 2019
Since 2005, the Sutardja Center at UC Berkeley has fostered innovation in the Bay Area and beyond. Jocelyn Weber Phipps, Director of X-Labs and Executive…
 
 
Meet Isaac Schlecht
July 26, 2019
We are pleased to welcome Isaac Schlecht (MBA’19) as Senior Associate for Castor Ventures, AVG’s fund for MIT alums. He brings an extensive investment background…
 
 
Meet Ron Levin
June 28, 2019
We are pleased to welcome Ron Levin as Principal for The Yard Ventures. As a Harvard alumnus, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and investor in The Yard…
 
 
Doorway to a Deal
May 30, 2019
Connecting with classmates or fellow alums remains a unique conversation starter at AVG, rooted in a shared sense of community. Learn how this alumni-focused approach…
 
 
Purple Arch’s Startup Superlatives
May 30, 2019
Purple Arch Ventures, AVG’s fund for Northwestern alumni, knows that great companies improve and develop over time, often helped along by subsequent rounds of funding.…
 
 
Fun that Can Shape the Future
May 28, 2019
Northwestern alumna Pree Walia believes in putting innovation in the hands of the next generation of female makers - and on them. While it takes…
 
 
Veteran VC Returns to His Roots
May 1, 2019
From Silicon Valley to Manhattan, Brian Keil (MBA’92) has developed his investment experience in hubs for entrepreneurship. Learn how, as the Managing Partner for Chestnut…
 
 
Vetting an Opportunity Like a Venture Capitalist
May 1, 2019
When CIO Anton Simunovic was offered the opportunity to join Alumni Ventures Group, he put on his familiar VC hat to conduct his due diligence.…
 
 
Beating Bad Apples with Good Data
April 26, 2019
The USDA estimates 40% of food in the U.S. feeds landfills instead of people each year, a loss of roughly 133 billion pounds and $161…
 
 
Leading Budgeting and Performance for Government
April 3, 2019
OpenGov, a budgeting and performance platform developed by Yale and Harvard graduate Zac Bookman, helps governments save time, money, and even lives. We sat down…
 
 
Building a Fund From the Ground Up
April 3, 2019
Venture capital (like all investment) follows some predictable patterns. We invest in a well-diversified group of companies in an effort to create portfolios that offer…
 
 
Top Portfolio News
April 1, 2019
A brief monthly overview of exciting news from our portfolio companies.