July 22, 2019
Ravi Kumar and Mathew Farkash from the Brown Class of 2003 have organized the Brown Angel Group. This organization will invest in student, alumni and faculty startups from Brown. Ravi Kumar started ShapeUp as an undergraduate of Brown in Providence, Rhode Island. The wellness company grew to 134 people and was snapped up by Richard Branson’s Virgin Pulse.
It is estimated that there are over 100,000 living Brown alumni. Thus far the group has about 75 members. The investment size will range from 100K to 500K. The group is currently in search of early stage investments with some affiliation with Brown, including especially student startups.
-Source: Rhode Island Innovation