Investors at the Gate
February 28, 2020
Every one of the 400 companies AVG has invested in has a founder's story. It almost invariably starts with someone seeing a problem or an…
 
 
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…
 
 
Venture Returns Outperform Public Markets
February 11, 2020
Top-quartile venture capital has outperformed the S&P by ~2x over the last 5-, 10-, 15-, and 25-year periods. The VC industry as a whole has…
 
 
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…
 
 
Don’t Go the Venture Road Alone
January 24, 2020
At Alumni Ventures Group, we have an informal tagline of “better together.” This isn’t simply a feel-good statement - it’s a formula for smart venture…
 
 
Chris Sheldrick, what3words Founder, Turns Navigation Struggle Into Entrepreneurial Success
January 22, 2020
what3words has segmented the entire world into a grid of 57 trillion 10-foot squares and assigned each a unique three-word address. We love how they’ve…
 
 
Becoming a Value-Added Investor in Rhone
January 20, 2020
Rhone is a men’s premium performance apparel brand filling the void between big box retailers and high-end yoga brands, delivering best-in-class products specifically for men. An…
 
 
EP 58: How Two Student Athletes Developed the First Engineered Tampon
December 24, 2019
Stanford alums and Tempo Co-Founders Greta Meyer and Amanda Calabrese looked at tampon leakage as an engineering problem and developed a solution based on fluid…
 
 
Deserve Founder Kalpesh Kapadia’s Experience Built a Thriving Company
December 11, 2019
Kalpesh Kapadia, Co-Founder and CEO of Deserve, used data science to create a new type of credit score based on a person’s potential. He coupled…
 
 
The Importance of VC When Building a Diversified Portfolio
October 2, 2019
As more startups stay private longer or don’t go public at all, VC has also become a more important strategy for building a diversified portfolio. Lacey…