Green D Ventures

Smart, Simple Venture Investing

What Is Green D Ventures?

The smartest, simplest way for Dartmouth alums to add venture capital to their portfolio. We are also…

  • A full-time alumni investment team
  • An Investment Committee with over 250 years of investing experience
  • 22k alumni followers
  • The only fund of its kind for Dartmouth alumni
  • Private, for-profit, and not officially sanctioned by the College

Follow the Fund

Meet the MP: Laura Rippy (’89)


Investing with Green D has allowed us to easily add an asset class to our portfolio that was previously off limits. We appreciate the benefit of following the investments of well-known venture firms while gaining insight into Green D’s due diligence process and supporting the Dartmouth community.”

Hillary Brown T'06

We invested in the Green D Fund because we were looking to diversify our portfolio and felt confident that Green D would allow access to quality investment opportunities. While we were initially attracted by the connection to Dartmouth, we ultimately chose the Green D Fund because of it’s varied investments, access to an extensive community of entrepreneurs, and impressive management team.

Marty Blue T'92

Why Invest in Venture Capital?

Consistently Strong Returns

Benefits of Venture Investing

Your chance to invest like an insider in game-changing innovation.

Participate in huge value creation pre-IPO and pre-acquisition.

Higher quality investment opportunities than angel investing or going it alone.

VC is not tied to the stock market, offering diversification during a downturn.

Invest directly in your interests: seed-stage startups, social impact, women entrepreneurs and more.


AVG Syndicate1


Syndications are opportunities to invest in single asset funds that give you more exposure to a specific company you may be excited about and in which one or more of our AVG Funds will also be investing.


How it works:

  • Investors can opt into Syndication as they wish.
  • Opportunities are sourced by our 40+ full-time investment professionals and our Office of Investments.
  • All opportunities have passed our diligence process and are being invested in by one or more of our funds.
  • Minimums are typically $25K per opportunity, or $10K for Venture Club members.
  • Typically, only about 5-10% of our investments are offered to our Syndicate - normally when we are able to acquire a larger investment allocation.


Investment Strategy

Smart, Simple Venture Investing

Diversified Venture Portfolio

20 – 30 investments per fund, diversified by stage, sector, and geography

Co-Invest with Strong Lead Investors

We only invest when a strong, established investor (often a fellow alum) is leading the financing

Deal Access via Alumni Connections

Entrepreneurial teams desire our investment because we are a meaningful check, low friction, and have a large rolodex

Co-Invest Alongside Top Venture Firms

Invest In Deals Most Individuals Never Know About or Get Access To

  • 3M New Ventures
  • 500 Startups
  • Accel Partners
  • Accomplice
  • Alsop Louie Partners
  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Arena Ventures
  • Aspect Venture Partners
  • Atlas Ventures
  • Benchmark
  • Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Bezos Expeditions
  • BlackRock
  • Blockchain Capital
  • Borealis Ventures
  • Comcast Ventures
  • CrunchFund
  • DFJ Capital
  • Drive Capital
  • Flybridge Capital
  • Elephant Partners
  • Founder Collective
  • Foundry Group
  • F-Prime Capital (Fidelity)
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • Golden Seeds
  • Goldman Sachs Ventures
  • Google Ventures
  • Greylock Partners
  • Highland Capital
  • Javelin Partners
  • Khosla Ventures
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Link Ventures
  • Maveron
  • Menlo Ventures
  • ML Capital
  • New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
  • Nokia Growth Partners
  • Norwest Venture Partners
  • NXT Ventures
  • Obvious Ventures
  • OrbiMed
  • Pelion Venture Partners
  • Relay Ventures
  • Resolute Ventures
  • Sequoia Capital
  • Summit Partners
  • Space Angels
  • SV Angel
  • Thiel Capital
  • Venrock
  • Winklevoss Capital
  • Y Combinator

The leading venture capital firms are provided for illustrative purposes only; there is no guarantee that any fund will invest alongside of any other venture capital firm.

How does Green D assemble a great portfolio for me?

  • Full-time investment team wakes up every morning dedicated to delivering a diverse portfolio to investors
  • An Investment Committee with over 250 years of investing experience
  • We use our Dartmouth alumni and broader Alumni Ventures Group network to access deals that simply are not available to most individuals
  • We only invest in deals with a strong lead investor  with sector expertise, combining their due diligence with our own


See The Green D Portfolio

“As a member of one of the earliest classes of women at Dartmouth, I want to serve as a role model for younger Dartmouth alumnae. Just like more women belong at Dartmouth, more women belong in and can be venture investors. In addition, I believe investing in Green D Ventures helps to strengthen the entire Dartmouth community.”

Susan Funk D'81

“Given my love of Dartmouth and the Dartmouth community, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to invest in Green D Ventures. It is wonderful to be able to support Dartmouth entrepreneurs while benefiting from great investments.”

Suzette Fandino T'94