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Green D Ventures Presents: Why Invest In Venture Now?

Investing in VC has long been a best practice of institutional investors and ultra high net worth individuals. We think that accredited individuals should also consider adding this asset class to their portfolio to take advantage of its diversity and return characteristics.

Join the Green D Ventures team for a live, 45-minute presentation about venture investing during times of market uncertainty. Green D Ventures is Alumni Ventures’ fund for Dartmouth alumni and friends of the community. During the session, they will discuss:

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    Why VC is largely uncorrelated to public markets
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    A deeper explanation of VC returns versus other asset classes
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    Why now is a compelling time to add VC to your portfolio

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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About your presenters

Laura Bordewieck Rippy
Laura Bordewieck Rippy

Managing Partner, Green D Ventures

Laura brings operational perspective as a CEO, Chairman, and executive in technology startups in addition to investing experience. As Managing Partner at Ripplecreek Partners’ technology practice and General Partner at FA Technology Ventures, she worked various tech sectors: mobile, consumer, internet, SaaS, cloud-based, marketing, and enterprise software across many economic cycles. She also served as CEO at Handango, creating the first marketplace of mobile apps. At Microsoft, she co-founded two businesses as an intra-preneur in an elite swat team spun out of Bill Gates’ office. Laura holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and AB in Government from Dartmouth (’89).

Lacey Farrell Johnson
Lacey Farrell Johnson

Lacey joined Green D Ventures from CareGroup Investment Office, a $3B manager of combined endowment and pension assets. As a member of the investment team, Lacey was responsible for investment sourcing and due diligence. Lacey managed investment opportunities across asset classes and strategies, including venture capital, growth equity, buyout, private credit, and hedge fund vehicles. Previously, she was an Associate at J.P. Morgan Asset Management and an Analyst in the Securities Division of Goldman Sachs. Lacey has a BA in History from Middlebury College and an MBA from Tuck.

Pete Mathias
Pete Mathias

Senior Principal

Pete joins Alumni Ventures from the $1.5B+ venture capital arm of Bertelsmann, where he was a Senior Director across the European Union, China, and U.S startup ecosystems. Previously a fellow at .406 Ventures and alumnus of the Harvard Innovation Lab, Pete has substantial entrepreneurial and startup operating background. He has an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth, an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School, a Master’s with Distinction from Oxford, and a BA (magna cum laude) from Dartmouth. He has recently been selected as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Pete has a creative core as drummer for the indie rock band Filligar, which has been designated as “Cultural Ambassador” by the U.S. Department of State. He is an avid skier, marathon runner, and ice hockey player.

Sarah Worden
Sarah Worden

Senior Associate

Sarah comes to Alumni Ventures from Citi Ventures, where she worked in Strategy & Operations to create and communicate the strategic vision and performance of Citi Ventures activity. Prior to working at Citi Ventures, Sarah earned her MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and received her undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary with a dual major in International Relations and Economics. Her prior work experience also includes strategic regulatory initiatives and risk management, as well as investment banking with industry coverage in consumer & retail. She is passionate about traveling, food, and wine, and loves the beach, skiing, running, and staying active.

Darrin Wizst
Darrin Wizst

Senior Partner*

Darrin is an investment professional with an extensive background in financial services and B2B. Throughout his 25 year career, he has worked with individual investors, investment advisors and their clients, and institutional (foundations and endowments) clients, with various investment vehicles including mutual funds, separately managed accounts, socially responsible portfolios, and alternative investments. He earned a BA in Economics & Public Management from UMaine and an MBA from Boston College.

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