Alumni Funds

Venture investing with your alumni community.
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    Full-time investment team, led by fellow alum
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    Each annual fund has ~20-30 investments diversified by sector, stage, geography, and lead investor
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    Co-investing alongside other established venture firms
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    Includes membership in fund Venture Club, access to deal Syndications, and engagement opportunities with other alums

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Castor Ventures is a super-responsive, well-connected co-investor which is a go-to shop anytime we’re looking at a start-up with an MIT connection. It’s a smart, easy to work with team and I’m happy to make introductions to Castor knowing the companies will be treated well.
Jerry Bird
President, MassVentures
Castor Ventures is a unique opportunity to support and connect with interesting MIT-connected entrepreneurs. As a [former] member of the Investment Committee, I’m amazed by the companies we see and enjoy reviewing the businesses for potential investments by the fund.
Kerry James
Castor Ventures Investor
Thanks to Alumni Ventures for creating Bascom Ventures! I have enjoyed being a part of successful early-stage initiatives from fellow alumni of the University of Wisconsin. Because of the scale and leverage of the AV group as a whole, the quality of the deals is superior.
Karen Monfre
Bascom Ventures Investor
The team at Chestnut Street Ventures are the perfect vc partner – super smart, incredibly well-connected and lightning fast responsive...the connection to the broader universe of other Alumni Ventures funds makes the network even more powerful.
Dean Miller
Chestnut Street Ventures Investor
Castor Ventures is a super-responsive, well-connected co-investor which is a go-to shop anytime we’re looking at a start-up with an MIT connection. It’s a smart, easy to work with team and I’m happy to make introductions to Castor knowing the companies will be treated well.
Jerry Bird
President, MassVentures
Castor Ventures is a unique opportunity to support and connect with interesting MIT-connected entrepreneurs. As a [former] member of the Investment Committee, I’m amazed by the companies we see and enjoy reviewing the businesses for potential investments by the fund.
Kerry James
Castor Ventures Investor

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Also Available

Total Access Fund

Exposure to every new AV deal.

Focused Funds

Thematic investment strategies.


Network-Powered Venture Capital

Our network and communities are our secret sauce. We draw on the power of 7,000+ investors, 20+ investment teams, and 600,000+ community members who can help source, vet, and fund deals. Our 50+ full-time investment professionals work out of six offices around the country constructing diversified venture portfolios for our investors.

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    Access to venture deals that most investors aren’t aware of.
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    Network-powered deal sourcing and evaluation.
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    Invest and observe or lean in. Customize and engage as much or as little as you want.
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    Process-based decision making.

Venture Clubs

Every investor has a membership in their fund’s Venture Club. This online portal offers engagement with our investing teams, exclusive content & educational opportunities, portfolio company news, and access to Syndication investment offerings.

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    A separate Venture Club for each fund you’re in.
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    Chance to personalize your venture portfolio and engagement.
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    Investors receive access to Syndications via the club, with $10,000 minimums.
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    Regular engagement, learning, and networking opportunities.

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Syndications

Syndications are opportunities to invest in a single venture deal in order to personalize your portfolio or lean into investments that resonate. Some also use Syndications to train up their kids. You decide how frequently you want to see these opportunities, and whether or not to invest.

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    All deals sourced and sponsored by our venture investment professionals.
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    $10K minimum through your Venture Club.
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    Decision to invest is entirely up to you. We share our diligence materials via a secure data room.
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    Discuss deals in your fund Venture Club with other investors and our investment team.