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David Ahlers Outlines How Community Venture Capital Group Can Be Started

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David Ahlers

  • Professor, Cayuga Venture Fund
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1937 (Age: 82 years old)
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David Ahlers is a former managing partner and founding participant of Cayuga Venture Funds. In addition, Dr. Ahlers is a former Cornell tenured professor and holder of the Berens Chair of Entrepreneurial Management at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management. While at Cornell, he was a Director of the Johnson School's Executive Development Program, Director of the Cornell Research Foundation which markets all Cornell intellectual property, and Director of Student Agencies, a privately funded corporation which helps enterprising Cornell students run businesses to work their way through Cornell.

Prior to coming to Cornell in 1972, Dr. Ahlers was a Vice President of Bankers Trust Company and head of its corporate planning activities. Dr. Ahlers left Cornell in 1985 to devote full time to DMA Associates, Ltd., an executive education and consulting firm in the financial services industry with a client list including Chase Manhattan, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America and M&T Bank, where he is currently a member of the Directors' Advisory Council for the Southern Region.

David Ahlers received his Ph.D. in management and computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. He received an MA in Operations Research from the University of Washington. His undergraduate degree is in physics from Ohio State University.

So, what we decided to do was to try to do something about it. We got 40 of us together. We were all angels, and an angel is someone who invests in individual companies. You had John Alexander talk to you earlier in this class. John was one of my students. I thought he had a great deal, so I wa...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 24 David Ahlers States Main Problem Of Being An Entrepreneur Is Not Having A Corporate Safety Net
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Video 2 of 24 David Ahlers States Entrepreneurs Do Not Have A One-Word Job Description
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Video 3 of 24 David Ahlers Discusses Sources of Seed Capital
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Video 4 of 24 David Ahlers States If You Want Access To Money, Go Work Where Money Is Handled
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Video 5 of 24 David Ahlers Discusses Creating Community Venture Capital Group In Ithaca
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Video 6 of 24 David Ahlers Outlines How Community Venture Capital Group Can Be Started
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Video 7 of 24 David Ahlers Provides Definition of Limited Liability Company (LLC)
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Video 8 of 24 David Ahlers Discusses Specifics Of Making Investment Decisions And Investing Outside The Fund
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Video 9 of 24 David Ahlers Shares Example of Platform Technology
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Video 10 of 24 David Ahlers Shares Example of Nano Technology With Which Cayuga Venture Fund Is Involved
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Video 11 of 24 David Ahlers States Critical Piece of Cayuga Venture Fund Was Adding Economic Value to Ithaca
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Video 12 of 24 David Ahlers Discusses Terms Used In Venture Capital Arena
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Video 13 of 24 David Ahlers Shares Story of Investment In Internet-Based Company
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Video 14 of 24 David Ahlers States Investment In Rapidly Developing Technologies Often Defies Conventional Wisdom
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Video 15 of 24 David Ahlers States Cayuga Venture Fund Never Let A Company Fail
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Video 16 of 24 David Ahlers Outlines Capital Resources of Later Funds At Cayuga Venture Capital
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Video 17 of 24 David Ahlers Discusses Challenges Facing Universities In Commercializing Technology
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Video 18 of 24 David Ahlers States The Smartest People Are Not Often The People Running Corporations
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Video 19 of 24 David Ahlers Discusses Importance of Networking and Building a Solid Educational Foundation
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Video 20 of 24 David Ahlers States Importance of Vision and Timing
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Video 21 of 24 David Ahlers Shares Thoughts on Failure, Conditioning and Self-Examination
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Video 22 of 24 David Ahlers Shares Thoughts on Challenges of the Future
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Video 23 of 24 David Ahlers Discusses Opportunities For Working With Professors To Try To Commercialize Their Ideas
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Video 24 of 24 David Ahlers States World Class Research Often Means It Is Less Applied To The Marketplace
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