Yard Ventures

Network-powered venture capital with fellow Harvard alums.

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    A community of Harvard alums 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, Dataminr, Wheels Up

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28K<sup>+</sup>

28K+

community members

Fund 6

Fund 6

currently investing

750<sup>+</sup>

750+

alumni investors

95<sup>+</sup>

95+

portfolio companies


I’ve been incredibly impressed with the quality of the deals and the vast network that can be drawn upon. What they are operating is very smart and long overdue.
Matt Theall
Yard Ventures Investor
Over the years, the team at Yard Ventures have been easy to work with, uniquely helpful when called upon, and increasingly supportive as our company has grown.
Bruce Smith
Founder & CEO, Hydrow
It can be no small feat to manage a portfolio of 600+ companies, while at the same time providing the seamless experience I have enjoyed. I know of no other company even remotely as complex as Alumni Ventures that manages to facilitate business as effortlessly.
Mark Meister
Yard Ventures Investor
I’ve invested in six funds because I’ve found the model to be powerful, the growth to be impressive, the team to be outstanding, the administration to be seamless and the communication to be great.
Paul Weichselbaum
Yard Ventures Investor
Olaris
As an entrepreneur, I seek to find investors that can amplify Olaris' mission and help us scale. Alumni Ventures and Yard Ventures check those boxes. They have curated an incredible network and are eager to help their portfolio companies tap into that ecosystem which can lead to additional investments, potential new hires and BD opportunities.
Elizabeth O'Day
Founder and CEO, Olaris
I've been impressed and most appreciative of the speed in which the team operates. Based on the quality of the folks we have been connected with already, this could have a material impact on our business!
Jonathan Lacoste
Co-founder, Jebbit
Alumni Ventures has found an ingenious way to give power to you as an investor by bringing you the best quality deals, a seamless investor journey and a vibrant network. It’s incredible to be a part of the next generation of venture investing that is fueled by this passionate community of investors and dedicated staff.
Ramon Juraboev
Yard Ventures Investor
I’ve been incredibly impressed with the quality of the deals and the vast network that can be drawn upon. What they are operating is very smart and long overdue.
Matt Theall
Yard Ventures Investor
Over the years, the team at Yard Ventures have been easy to work with, uniquely helpful when called upon, and increasingly supportive as our company has grown.
Bruce Smith
Founder & CEO, Hydrow

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