A  Blue Ivy Ventures


     Office Locations:

Boston, MA



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Blue Ivy Ventures gives Yale alums the chance to invest in Yale-led ventures. Blue Ivy Ventures is not affiliated with nor officially sanctioned by Yale University. Blue Ivy goals are to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Yale, back promising Yale-alumni led businesses, provide investors with an opportunity to invest money in a key asset diversified among multiple ventures. Blue Ivy Ventures was founded in 2016 and is led by Managing Partner David Shapiro (Yale '91). Blue Ivy raises capital from up to 99 alums ($50k - $1M per investor). The group invests in 15 - 20 deals per year spanning a range of industries, stages, and geographies..

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    David Shapiro Managing Partner
    Lily Wan Vice President


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series B


    Portfolio companies include:

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