Spike Ventures is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in Stanford alumni-led companies that is headquartered in Stanford, California and was founded in 2017 by Andre de Baubigny. Spike Ventures is a sub-organization of the Alumni Ventures Group. The firm is private and not affiliated or sanctioned by Stanford.
Spike Ventures is run by alumni of Stanford and have a combined experience as an investment committee of over 250 years, according to the companies website as of November 2019. Members of the investment team of Spike Ventures are Andre de Baubigny (managing director) and Catherine Lu (principal). The firm also has a team of venture advisors, venture fellows, and other Alumni Ventures Group support staff helping the firm make investments in Stanford alumni.
Notable investments made by Spike Ventures include: Deserve, PastureMap, PRENAV, Relayr, Agile Stacks, Vahan, FreeWire Technologies, Divergent 3D, RapidSOS, Unity Biotechnology, Accolade, Mighty Buildings, and Sunfolding.
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Andre de Baubigny