Why invest?

1

Smart Asset Allocation

A simple, intelligent way to a venture portfolio: following smart, experienced leads; investing over time; and creating a diversified portfolio.


2

Access to Top-Tier Deals

We invest in professional venture and growth rounds typically unavailable to individual investors.


3

Community

Network and socialize with a large, established group of alumni entrepreneurs and investors.


4

Transparency & Communication

Access to diligence materials, management conversations, and deal-related information for each investment. Just a single K-1.


5

Pay It Forward

Invest in promising companies in the alumni entrepreneurial ecosystem.


6

Syndication

Invest additional capital on a deal-by-deal basis as you wish.


 

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Investment Approach

  • Profit driven. Our fund is private, for profit, and ROI driven.
  • Networked capital & deal sourcing. Every year, we raise capital from up to 99 alums ($25k - $500k per investor). We are introduced to deals by our investors and others in the venture capital ecosystem.
  • Diverse and broad. We invest in 15 - 20 deals per year spanning a range of industries, stages, and geographies.
  • Connected co-investment. We primarily invest alongside top-tier venture investors. We do not lead deals, price rounds, or take Board seats. We aim to be valuable to the portfolio company and frictionless in the deal.

Our Style

  • Intentionally Inclusive. We are an experienced, diverse community with different backgrounds and reasons for being involved.
  • Open. Our level of community involvement and transparency is unprecedented in the VC community.
  • High tech and high touch. We make intelligent use of technology, while also enjoying meet-ups and connecting.
  • Hard-nosed, soft-hearted. We are tough decision-makers and invest in only a small percentage of the deals we see. Yet we’ll hear anyone’s pitch and strive to be supportive and helpful.
  • Optimistic. We believe that we can help foster entrepreneurship and aim to add value for everyone in the Blue Ivy Ventures community.