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We invest in Hopkins entrepreneurs

We believe that the Johns Hopkins entrepreneurial ecosystem has traditionally been underfunded. We set out to enable our alumni and affiliates to build world class companies.

About us

Founded in 2015, A-Level Capital is a student-run venture capital firm that aims to empower Johns Hopkins University's entrepreneurial community through funding and support.

More about us

Our student team and professional advisors bring diverse perspectives to the investment process.

Our impact

Though our investment thesis is industry-agnostic, we have a hyper-focused vision: to foster a greater entrepreneurial ecosystem at Johns Hopkins. Our impact is omnidirectional.

Investments

We serve our alumni and affiliates by deploying much-needed capital to their upstart businesses. For some of our portfolio companies, A-Level Capital was their first check. Many have gone on to raise at exponentially higher valuations.

Internships

Through our portfolio, we help Johns Hopkins undergraduate students land internships at top-tier startups. The benefit is twofold: the JHU student body gains formative experiences in the startup world, while our portfolio companies gain premier talent in their hiring pipelines.

Network effects

The student team obtains exposure to the traditionally low-access venture capital space and builds practical experience while cultivating a once-in-a-lifetime professional network.

By the numbers

43+

Investments

$2M+

AUM

24

Team members

7+

Years of investing

Our approach

01

Source

Using strong inbound and outbound deal flows, the student team identifies companies led by Johns Hopkins alumni and affiliates.

02

Diligence

The team undertakes a due diligence process to analyze sourced companies through correspondence with founders and confounding research. Diligence materials are forwarded to our advisors and an investment decision is made.

03

Invest

If a fit is determined, the team deploys capital and continues to support its portfolio companies with top-tier interns and a rich professional network of investors and advisors.