CEO Services Success Stories
Alumni Ventures’ CEO Services team helps our portfolio companies take their next critical steps to success. We boost your business across our ecosystem of 550k+ community members comprising alumni from top U.S. universities (Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Yale, and others), leading VCs, experienced entrepreneurs, and C-suite executives from companies of all sizes and industries.
Below are some case studies of the value we’ve provided to companies we have invested in.
Kinsa is an illness tracking system that uses predictive modeling, real-time health data, and smart thermometers to help users manage symptoms. Users can utilize their smart thermometers as communication systems in order to decide which steps to take.
Industry: IoT and Advanced Manufacturing
Building Sales PipelineConnected Kinsa to an AV investor on the Louisiana State COVID task force interested in purchasing thermometers at scale
Finding Effective Licensing PartnersAV’s managing partner for Castor Ventures, our MIT fund, connected Kinsa’s founder to the MIT Technology Licensing Department
Increasing Awareness About Kinsa’s Cloud-based ThermometerAmplified promotional content across the AV network, leveraging community newsletters, social media channels, and the AV store
Distributing Thermometers at ScaleConnected Kinsa to AV portfolio company RapidSOS to collaborate on distribution
Cube is a financial planning and analysis software with a lightweight user-centric SaaS platform. It aims to democratize financial planning and analysis by transforming the back-office of mid-market enterprises into a strategic, agile workplace of the future.
Building Sales PipelineMined network of 550k+ to identify 30 CFOs and VPs of Finance at top of funnel and arranged warm introductions to executives at Drop, Spin, and Bloomreach, who are active AV subscribers and personal connections of AV board members
Connecting with Investors for Series A FundraisingHelped connect with top VCs — including Lerer Hippeau, Founder Collective, Floodgate, High Alpha — by using personal relationships of AV Basecamp team members
Thirty Madison is a healthcare company focused on improving how people manage their chronic conditions. It provides expert diagnosis, specialized treatment plans, and ongoing support via a scalable platform, reducing specialist shortages, wait times, and expenses.
Building Strategic Partnerships with CVS, Express Scripts, and OptumRxConnected Thirty Madison with Senior Director at CVS Health using community affiliation (Chestnut Street Ventures) and personal connections
Mining Deep Insights into Value-chain Players of Pharmaceutical IndustryArranged introduction to Strategy Director at Optum (ex-EY, CVS Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield executive) and Head of Digital & Technology at Best Buy Health (with cross-domain expertise across multiple pharmacy care verticals)
Sorcero’s Language Intelligence Platform allows employees to access their company’s knowledge more efficiently and effectively. Their NLP suite enables the immediate deployment of solutions, automating the building of advanced knowledge bases to future-proof team members’ expertise.
Industry: Artificial Intelligence
Searching for Subject Matter Expert and AdviserFacilitated introduction with an AV investor who joined as company advisor
Jebbit is a mobile marketing solution designed to collect and activate the most relevant consumer data through innovative mobile experiences. The company’s Declared Data platform allows brands to build their own valuable sets off first party data through innovative consumer experiences, enabling advertisers to use collected data to personalize user experiences both inside and outside the platform.
Industry: Marketing Tech
Increasing Product Penetration to Turbocharge Topline GrowthFacilitated direct introductions to internal stakeholders, leading to sales volume increase at 80% of the target accounts
PropelPLM is a cloud-based project lifecycle management (PLM) software solution. The collaborative tool is built on the Salesforce platform and is easy to implement and configure across enterprises.
Building a VIP Guest List for a Networking Event After Industry ConferenceArranged for conference speakers to headline the dinner and sourced 20% of the guest list for business development