What started in 1996 as a boutique venture firm, connected us with amazing entrepreneurs, venture funds, enterprise venture groups and acquisition teams, angels, incubators, universities and family offices. In 2001, we started building a university MBA network to help students learn about private equity.
Then, beginning in 2015, we began leveraging our 18 years of VC networks and 14 years of university programming to launch a new research business called G51 Amplify. This research helps our clients connect to interesting and strategic businesses, people and technology.
Although our partners and extended team continue to participate in direct investing, we are not raising a new venture fund. Rather, we are leveraging the assets of our collective network, expertise and wisdom to connect student preparation with opportunity, thus leading to the formation of G51 EDU.
With the creation and expansion of G51 EDU, our mission is to help people prosper, which we believe can be done through developing an entrepreneurial mindset. We know visionary educators are key to our mission. As such, we produce 6-9 minute case studies covering current startup companies that effortlessly integrate into lesson plans. The accompaniment of lecture slides, case studies, quiz banks, and discussion topics – expertly crafted by our team – helps make our vision possible. You make it a reality.
G51 Capital began investing in early stage technology companies, and syndicated their first deal with John Doerr at Kleiner Perkins.
G51 Venture Scholars Program began in conjunction with The University of Texas at Austin’s MBA Program.
G51 EDU started with the mission to help undergraduate students learn about entrepreneurship.