The Yard Community Newsletter — December 2022

Content at the intersection of entrepreneurship, venture capital, and our Harvard community.

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IN THIS ISSUE: The Yard Fund 8 opening soon, our investment in Anything World’s AI-enabled middleware platform, Harvard ranked #3 school for entrepreneurs, and more.

The Yard Fund 8 Opening Soon

Wishing you and your family a healthy and joyful holiday season. Our team is thankful for your continued support of The Yard and the innovation of our portfolio companies. Despite many challenges, 2022 has opened the doors for entrepreneurs to be disruptive, something we’ve witnessed firsthand in our own Harvard entrepreneurial ecosystem.

We’re excited for the launch of The Yard Fund 8 in early 2023. If you’d like to get some time together over the coming months to catch up, get acquainted, or learn more about owning a venture capital portfolio, please reach out or click below.

The Yard Portfolio Updates

Anything World is an AI-enabled middleware platform that helps developers build interactive 3D experiences for games, images, and video production. The Yard invested in the company’s $7.5 million seed plus round alongside Acrew Capital, Warner Music Group, NGC Ventures, Supernode Ventures, GameTech Ventures, and GFR Fund. The funding will be used for two years of runway, expansion of the team, and the launch of Anything World’s new high-fidelity animation system that will allow anyone to become a 3D content creator.

More Portfolio News

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Visit Your Club Portal

We invite existing investors to visit your Club portal for updates from Managing Partner Michael Madden and our team, including webinars and events, Syndications, portfolio news, and more. Visit Club Portal »

PitchBook Ranks Harvard #3 School for Entrepreneurs

PitchBook’s annual university rankings compare schools by tallying up the number of alumni entrepreneurs who have founded venture-backed companies. Based on an analysis of more than 144,000 VC-backed founders, Harvard was ranked #3 out of 100 top colleges & universities. Read More »

What’s New at AV: 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

We’re excited to present some of the innovative products and services from Alumni Ventures’ portfolio, including The Yard portfolio company Oura. The company has created a ring that monitors a wearer’s sleep patterns. Learn More »

Other Updates From AV

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