Meet the Yard Ventures Fund 7 Team
Join us for a live, 45-minute presentation about The Yard Ventures and to meet the investment team responsible for building the portfolio.
The Yard Ventures is Alumni Ventures’ fund for Harvard alums and friends of the community. The discussion will be led by The Yard Ventures’ Managing Partner Michael Madden and Principal Alex Attard-Manché. This is an excellent opportunity to meet The Yard Ventures team and to hear about their approach to investing in private-stage companies. This webinar is open to all alumni and friends of Harvard.
During the session, we will discuss:
- HomeThe goal and structure of the fund
- HomeThe team and management behind the fund
- HomeExamples of current portfolio companies
- HomeThe benefits of diversifying into venture capital
- HomeThe minimum 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.
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.
Alex is a Principal at The Yard Ventures and is experienced in strategy, operations, and investing. Prior to The Yard, she was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Bertelsmann, working within world-leading divisions across publishing, music, and TV, as well as Bertelsmann investments (who has over $1 billion invested). She began her career in London, firstly within media research at a leading European boutique firm before moving into strategy consulting and then working at the BBC. She has experience as an investor at two Boston-based venture capital funds and has a particular passion for investments within the media, technology and sports, and consumer industries. Alex received her BA and MA in Theology from the University of Oxford, Trinity College and her MBA from Harvard Business School.