EP 51: How Kelsey Hunter Learned That Messaging is the Future of E-Commerce
July 18, 2019
Kelsey Hunter conducted a six-week experiment on Facebook Messenger, interacting with customers on the platform as though she were a chatbot. She discovered that people…
 
 
EP 50: An Answer to the Country’s Student Loan Crisis
July 10, 2019
David Klein attended business school with the goal of starting a company before he graduated. Ironically, the cost of attending business school exposed the very…
 
 
EP 49: Why Robots Can’t (And Shouldn’t!) Be Fully Autonomous
July 2, 2019
According to David Mindell, CEO and Co-Founder of Humatics, it doesn't make sense for a robot of any type to be independent of its environment.…
 
 
It’s 2019. Here’s Why Your Diversification Strategy Should Include VC.
June 24, 2019
Green D Ventures Managing Partner Laura Rippy and Partner Lacey Johnson unpack the rationale behind diversification in a way that’s helpful no matter where you…
 
 
Fund Feature: How Greg Baker, MP of Bascom, Embraces Midwestern Goodness
June 11, 2019
Greg Baker went to the University of Wisconsin to become an engineer, but a summer internship would change the trajectory of his career. One of…
 
 
EP 48: How Tari Identifies and Improves Your Digital Net Worth
June 11, 2019
Naveen Jain cut his teeth in the entertainment industry working with marquee artists. The challenges of ticketing and navigating the reseller market is foundational to…
 
 
EP 47: How Better Microphones in Smart Devices Could Save Lives
June 10, 2019
According to Matt Crowley, the lion's share of connected devices contain low-quality microphones that also dwarf battery life. The result is frustrating and potentially dangerous,…
 
 
Report: Spirits & Startups San Francisco
May 31, 2019
In early-April 2019, AVG held the third edition of its investor appreciation event—Spirits & Startups—at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley. Founders & Funders sent producer…
 
 
EP 46: The CEO Who Convinced Bob Dylan to Pick a New Name
May 28, 2019
Marc Bushala knew he wanted to partner with Bob Dylan as soon as he read that The Bard had registered a trademark for a whiskey…
 
 
EP 45: An Online Marketplace with the Power to Save the Retail Industry
May 14, 2019
Hingeto is throwing a lifeline to brick-and-mortar retailers and indie merchandisers who struggle to compete with online shopping. Ismail Maiyegun and Leandrew Robinson created a…
 
 
EP 44: Why Deserve’s Founder Believes That Creditworthiness Should Be Based on Potential
May 2, 2019
After 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security declared social security numbers would no longer be issued to incoming foreign students. According to Kalpesh Kapadia, this…
 
 
EP 43: A Former Army Captain in the Middle of a New Fight
April 17, 2019
After a six-year tenure as an Army captain, Christopher Molaro learned firsthand that a lack of mental healthcare awareness and resources awaited veterans back home…
 
 
EP 42: How Sofa-Shopping Nightmares Fueled a Dream Business
April 8, 2019
All that Stephen Kuhl wanted was a comfortable, affordable couch that he could have quickly delivered to his new apartment. That didn’t happen. Within a…
 
 
How An Alumni Connection Led AVG to Sapho—Which Was Acquired for $200M
March 26, 2019
Mike Collins founded Green D Ventures in 2014 to pool capital from Dartmouth alums to invest in Dartmouth-connected businesses. One of the fund's first portfolio…