Sweet Investments: Columbia Alumni and Ice Cream Entrepreneurship

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(Photo: Ample Hills Creamery)

Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Tom Potter '83BUS is among several investors, including the founders of Seamless, to raise $4 million in funding for Ample Hills Creamery, a popular ice cream shop chain in Brooklyn. 

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Startup Success: Alumni Raise Millions for Young Companies

Columbia Business School alumni are having lots of success in the startup world. 

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Angel Investing: The New Alternative Asset

by David S. Rose '83BUS
originally published in Columbia Business

 

Angel investing is when individuals invest their personal capital to help finance a recently founded company. Over the long run, carefully selected and managed portfolios of personal angel investments can produce an average annual return of more than 25 percent, which compares well to virtually any other use for your money. Even better, you often get a ringside seat at a venture that is out to change the world, direct access to company CEOs who may become the corporate magnates of tomorrow, and early access to the latest products and services before they become generally available.

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