A community of Brown University alumni supporting bold Brown entrepreneurs

BAG Bear

Alumni Investors

900+

Invested To Date

$8M

Portfolio Companies

24

Great Success

About

BAG is a diverse, global network of Brown alumni who pool resources to support Brown alumni-founded startups. We are one of the most active alumni angel groups in the world.

Why Startups Seek Our Support

Our Support

Capital

We pool capital into Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) to financially back Brown founders who are building ambitious and world-changing ventures.

Connections

Our members have extensive professional networks that can be helpful in opening doors to customers, candidates, domain experts, and more.

Community

Entrepreneurs who receive funding from us have the opportunity to meet and learn from other talented Brown founders who are on the startup journey.

The Startup Journey

Commitment To Diversity

Brown Angel Group is committed to improving access to opportunity for people who are underrepresented and often overlooked in the early-stage startup and investing space. We strongly encourage BIPOC and women founders and investors to join our inclusive community.

Why Our Members Participate

Moving Forward

Access

Gain instant access to high-quality and proprietary investment opportunities.

Network

Meet and co-invest with fellow Brown angel investors virtually and in-person.

Pay It Forward

Support the success of the Brown community by investing in and mentoring founders.

What Founders Say About BAG

BAG has been an awesome partner to my business. Both the alumni connections and industry support have been invaluable to me at this stage, and I'm confident my partnership with BAG will continue to help us grow well into the future.

Alexa Baggio ‘09

Founder & CEO, Perks

Most other syndicates have very limited value outside of writing a check, but that is not the case with BAG. The individual investors who came to us through BAG have been eager to provide encouragement and productive feedback at every step of the way; helping us revamp our product cycles, meet strategic partners, and connect with additional investors in their networks. BAG has participated in two of our rounds so far, and having them on our cap table has been like having a top tier VC in our corner.

Adam Alpert ‘17

Co-Founder & CEO, Pangea

Brown Angel Group has been a great partner to Jiant, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without them. BAG’s process for helping Brown entrepreneurs raise capital is efficient, reliable, and offers value above and beyond fundraising alone. Mathew and Rajiv uniquely understand the challenges of entrepreneurship and have cultivated an incredible community of founders, innovators, investors, and advisors that continue to support Jiant’s growth.

Larry Haertel Jr. ‘08

Co-Founder, Jiant Kombucha

Having BAG on our cap table has been very helpful in opening doors for us. BAG members have kindly made several senior-level introductions to prospective customers, partners, and investors. We're glad that BAG has invested twice in CompScience and value their continued support as we grow our business.

Josh Butler ‘04

Founder & CEO, CompScience

Brown was integral to my personal development and professional success. BAG is full of fantastic members--from other founders to thought leaders across fintech. Raising capital via BAG was a no-brainer.

Dakotah Rice ‘16

Founder & CEO, Poolit

We're so grateful for BAG's involvement with ianacare! It's an honor to partner with this incredible group of super smart entrepreneurs and operators who add value beyond the investment. The process was not only efficient, but truly enjoyable and meaningful. Any investor group is only as good as its leaders and Rajiv and Mathew are the real deal. They have been integral in my growth as an entrepreneur throughout several startups, so they were on our "must have" list when raising our Series A.

Jessica Kim ‘00

Co-Founder & CEO, ianacare