A Venture Fund for Miami University's Alumni Network
Financial Return & Impact
1809 Capital is a financial return-focused investment platform. Fund strategy is managed by experienced venture fund managers and leverages a significant Miami alumni network of VC fund managers, entrepreneurs, investors, board directors, and C-level management. 1809 Capital focuses on investment candidates that have demonstrated commercial revenue growth and strong product-market fit.
1809's alumni limited partners are afforded the opportunity to network with experienced executives in the innovation ecosystem and engage with Miami faculty, students and administration in collaboration with the Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship (Nasdaq 2020 Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence, Princeton Review Top 10 Entrepreneurship Program) and Interdisciplinary Programs and Classes across all Miami academic departments. The fund co-hosts regional innovation summits and networking events bringing together alumni VCs, Founders, 1809 Capital Limited Partners, Miami administration, faculty and students. Engagement is highlighted by the 1809 Capital Annual LP Meeting in Oxford.
The John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship has collaborated with 1809 Capital from inception as part of the Institute's continuing efforts to help catalyze Miami University's powerful network of founders and angel, venture capital, growth and private equity investors. The 1809 team has executed a compelling venture capital investment strategy while engaging the expansive Miami alumni network of entrepreneurs/founders, VCs, and executives. We look forward to growing the partnership as 1809 Capital continues to build a sustainable platform to support Miami's perennial Top 10 undergraduate entrepreneurship program.
Director of John W. Altman Institute of Entrepreneurship
At Zengines, 1809 is more than a capital investment – the organization and its leaders are insightful and committed investment partners. We have benefitted from the team’s expansive network, operational acumen, and thoughtful involvement – which has directly translated into qualified market opportunities and product and operations refinement. Zengines is excited to continue growing together with 1809 Capital.
Co-Founder & CEO
EXPERIENCED VENTURE PROFESSIONALS
The 1809 Partner team consists of seasoned institutional venture investors with significant executive and startup experience
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