An Introduction to The Yard Ventures Fund 7
Watch a replay of our 30-minute session introducing The Yard Ventures and the launch of Fund 7. The Yard Ventures is Alumni Ventures’ fund for Harvard alums and friends of the community.
The discussion is led by Managing Partner Michael Madden and Alumni Ventures’ Senior Partner* Deborah Walden. The webinar is open to all alums and friends of Harvard
During the session, we discuss:
- HomeThe strategy and focus of the fund
- HomeThe value of the Alumni Ventures' model
- HomePrevious funds and investment activity
- HomeBenefits of diversifying into venture capital
- HomeMinimum requirements needed to invest in the fund
Note: You must be accredited to invest in venture capital. Important disclosure information can be found at av-funds.com/disclosures.
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To learn more, click below to review fund materials or book a call with a Senior Partner.
NOTE: Beginning with Yard Ventures Fund 7, The Yard Ventures is now a Fund Family with two investment teams, each led by Michael Madden. Each team works collaboratively but is responsible for investing its own assets, with allocations among funds made pursuant to AV’s allocation policy. Michael continues to lead The Yard Ventures Fund 7 supported by an additional investment team.
About your presenters
Michael is a Co-Founder of Alumni Ventures and has been the Managing Partner of The Yard Ventures since inception. Working alongside a great team, Michael has invested in over 120 companies on the way to building large, diversified venture capital portfolios for our Yard investors. Prior to joining the early team at Alumni Ventures, Michael had been a venture investor, board member, and advisor while at firms such as Summit Partners, Polaris Venture Partners, Edison Partners, and Square One. He earned an AB from Harvard University, where he was a four-year letter winner in both Varsity Football and Varsity Baseball. Michael later received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Deborah has over 25 years of experience working with social impact entrepreneurs and mission-driven leaders. Prior to joining AVG, Deb was an independent consultant for business development and growth strategies, guiding founders through the early startup and launch phases of new social ventures and nonprofit organizations. Her clients included an MIT professor and former dean launching a venture to transform the higher education landscape, social ventures focused on national security and foreign policy, and a national organization building a global joint initiative for world leaders. She has worked in higher education advancement, nonprofit management, and as a Capitol Hill lobbyist, beginning her career as committee staff in the US Senate. Deborah holds a BS in political science from Birmingham-Southern College and a MA in Communication from American University.