Waterman Ventures

Network-powered venture capital with fellow Brown alums.

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    A community of Brown 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: Lessonly, Circle, Compass

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2018

2018

year founded

15K<sup>+</sup>

15K+

community members

Fund 3

Fund 3

currently investing

65<sup>+</sup>

65+

portfolio companies


I always assumed that investing in venture capital would be out of reach for me. Waterman offered a feasible opportunity to invest alongside people way smarter than me and diversify outside of the volatile public markets.
Jesse Bull
Waterman Ventures Investor
Venture capital investing is something I thought only the big fish could do. But as I spoke at length with Ludwig Schulze, it became clear to me that there was an opportunity here that I could avail myself to swim with the biggest of fish, all thanks to my connection to Brown.
Debbie Irwin
Waterman Ventures Investor
Chooch
Waterman Ventures was appealing to me because it meant getting back in touch with people who shared common experiences and values. Our alignment means we can accomplish more in a shorter period of time. We are very fortunate to have them as active investors and supporters of our mission here at Chooch AI.
Emrah Gultekin
Co-Founder and CEO, Chooch AI
The Alumni Ventures team has been incredible to work with. The network has already helped by getting us access to potential partners and customers. They are a great value add investor with no strings attached, and I’ve recommended them as investors to other founders.
Kalpesh Kapadia
Founder & CEO, Deserve
Cloud Agronomics
If you're looking for talent, customer intros, or a startup veteran to call when sh*t hits the fan (good or bad), then Waterman should be your go to partner.
Jack Roswell
CEO and Founder, Cloud Agronomics
Waterman Ventures is a great way to stay financially and practically connected to the entrepreneurial environment without having to commit a lot of time to the activity. I believe Waterman has great deal flow and has put together a portfolio that will provide strong returns for its LPs.
Steve and Janet Pendleton
Waterman Ventures Investor
I always assumed that investing in venture capital would be out of reach for me. Waterman offered a feasible opportunity to invest alongside people way smarter than me and diversify outside of the volatile public markets.
Jesse Bull
Waterman Ventures Investor
Venture capital investing is something I thought only the big fish could do. But as I spoke at length with Ludwig Schulze, it became clear to me that there was an opportunity here that I could avail myself to swim with the biggest of fish, all thanks to my connection to Brown.
Debbie Irwin
Waterman Ventures Investor

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