Spike Ventures

Network-powered venture capital with fellow Stanford alums.

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    A community of Stanford alumni investors, entrepreneurs, and friends
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    Raises and invests a new fund every year
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    Investors gain membership to the fund's Venture Club, with exclusive engagement, learning, and networking opportunities
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    Notable investments: Humio, Lacework, Mythic, Coda

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30K<sup>+</sup>

30K+

community members

Fund 5

Fund 5

currently investing

500<sup>+</sup>

500+

alumni investors

65<sup>+</sup>

65+

portfolio companies


My involvement with Spike and Alumni Ventures has been a stellar success. I deeply value the ability to diversify my investment portfolio with such clean access to VC companies that I would not otherwise be able to participate in. AV will continue to be an important part of my overall investment portfolio.
Sam S.
Spike Ventures Investor
Spike is a great investment partner, and we are very lucky to have them invest in us. They made the diligence process process easy and helped us line up other partners to round out our round. They always asked thoughtful questions and were very responsive. I would definitely recommend them for others raising early stage funds in the future.
Nathan Mintz
Co-Founder and CEO, Spartan Radar
Working with Spike/AV is a pleasure. Their investment process is focused and efficient, thoughtfully selecting to invest in companies aligned with their alumni network.
Mark Davis
Founder and CEO, Kontain
YASSIR
The Spike team was instrumental not only in the early stages of Yassir but also during our growth. They not only recognized the potential of our venture but also and more importantly the mission and vision behind it. Moreover, the breadth of the Stanford alumni network the team draws from is simply unparalleled giving us access to world class mentors, talent and partners.
Nourredine Tayebi
CEO, Yassir
I have nothing but positive things to say about working with Spike and Alumni Ventures. I am thrilled that we now have access to such a diverse alumni base across the country, and a great network of other CEOs and leaders in the portfolio. The investment process itself was quick and one of the most clearcut I have seen yet. I was particularly impressed by the speed at which the team put the thesis together, while still operating with the same level of thoroughness as our other new Series C investors.
Mike Henry
Founder and CEO, Mythic
Spike Ventures is committed to finding and supporting winning companies and teams with a connection to Stanford. Their focus on working with the Stanford alumni network to provide the capital, companies, deal-flow and portfolio support is truly innovative.
Theresia Gouw
Founding Partner, Acrew Capital
Spike/AV were enthusiastic early investors that drove our Series A financing forward. Their process was transparent, their communication was highly effective, and they moved rapidly in order to ease the assembly of our syndicate. Spike/AV’s broad investor base is highly valuable to building expertise and guidance within our network.
Dan Mandell
CEO, GRO Biosciences
The subscription process, documentation, signing and investor portal of AV/Spike are well designed, easy to use and good balance of completeness and relative simplicity. The turnaround time and feedback time was very prompt and appreciate the transparency of the fees. Much better than many other VC portals.
Giacomo Marini
Spike Ventures Investor
I discovered Spike Ventures through my Stanford network, evaluated it closely and decided to invest. My interactions with the entire team have been exemplary. I feel good being a part of an effort dedicated to investing in cutting-edge, Stanford alum-led companies that seek to be world changers.
Christina Zacamy
Spike Ventures Investor
My involvement with Spike and Alumni Ventures has been a stellar success. I deeply value the ability to diversify my investment portfolio with such clean access to VC companies that I would not otherwise be able to participate in. AV will continue to be an important part of my overall investment portfolio.
Sam S.
Spike Ventures Investor
Spike is a great investment partner, and we are very lucky to have them invest in us. They made the diligence process process easy and helped us line up other partners to round out our round. They always asked thoughtful questions and were very responsive. I would definitely recommend them for others raising early stage funds in the future.
Nathan Mintz
Co-Founder and CEO, Spartan Radar

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