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An Introduction to Towerview VenturesJoin us for a live, 45-minute presentation about Lakeshore Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ Duke-focused venture capital fund. This is an excellent opportunity to meet Lakeshore Ventures Managing Partner Greg Baker and hear about his approach to investing in private-stage companies.
116 Street Ventures Presents: Top 10 Questions Prospective Investors Ask UsJoin us for one of two upcoming, 45-minute webinars to learn about 116 Street Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ Columbia-focused venture capital fund to hear the investment team tackle the top questions asked by prospective investors. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the team and hear about their approach to investing in private-stage companies while answering the most often-asked questions. This presentation will be led by 116 Street Ventures’ Managing Partner Ludwig Schulze and this presentation is open to all alumni and friends of Columbia.
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The Future of ClimateTech: A Discussion with CEOs and Leaders Charting the CourseJoin us for a special, live, 45-minute expert panel webinar featuring the CEOs and founders of some of the most innovative and high-potential ClimateTech companies in the industry. This session will give you an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from the leaders of these cutting-edge companies in our portfolio about their vision for the future of ClimateTech.
Analog Inference: Lower Power, Higher PerformanceAs artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) continue disrupting many industries, companies are increasingly turning to compute-intensive applications. However, achieving and maintaining the extremely large amount of processing these workloads require is extremely difficult due to the inadequacy of existing hardware that can’t manage low power needs — especially in edge markets such as surveillance, smart retail, smart city, mobile phones, and other edge devices.
Indigov: Communication Platform for Elected OfficialsWinning an election is a rewarding and exciting accomplishment. However, the work doesn’t end there for elected officials. They also have to maintain a positive and healthy relationship with their constituents. Additionally, individual voters communicate through digital channels more than ever before, resulting in a higher expectation of receiving fast and personal responses.
Synchron: Overcoming Neurological Disorders Through TechnologyFor those living with neurological disorders, routine tasks can often become insurmountable obstacles. Seemingly straightforward activities — such as checking email, texting a family member, or managing personal finances — become difficult endeavors. Some patients can ultimately regain their cognitive abilities through months and sometimes years of rehabilitation, but these treatments don’t always lead to recovery. While experimental implants exist, they are often prohibitively invasive, requiring major brain surgery to utilize.
Top 6 AI Investing Trends for 2023Alumni Ventures’ portfolio features an array of innovative startups leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and big data for unique, impactful applications. AI’s ability to solve complex problems across a variety of industries has made it an increasingly attractive technology for both investors and entrepreneurs.
MedCrypt: Bringing Cybersecurity to Medical DevicesHealthcare organizations have become frequent targets for hackers. However, unlike typical cybersecurity attacks that promote the theft of data or finances, the threat in healthcare is more dangerous as complications such as data encryption and ambulance diversions impact patient safety. In addition, hackers can target medical devices (such as pacemakers or surgical robots), causing them to malfunction and potentially endanger patients’ lives.
The Latest Advances in AI and Machine Learning: A Conversation with CEOs and FoundersJoin us for a live, 45-minute webinar featuring founders of leading AI companies in the Alumni Ventures portfolio as we discuss the latest advances in AI, the exciting potential of innovating companies in this sector and the wide-ranging impact of AI-related technology.