Post Tagged with: "investment"

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GU Fossil Free, pictured here at a protest on January 16, circulated a letter written by an alumnus calling for the university to divest.

University To Seek Divestment From Abortion Providers, Environmental Polluters

Georgetown will make efforts to avoid investments in companies involved in providing abortion services, as well as companies deemed to violate “human dignity,” after the university’s board of directors approved a new Socially Responsible Investing Policy on Thursday. The policy is a general framework for the university’s investment strategy, laying[Read More…]

by June 9, 2017 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Invest in Shared Future

The launch of Saxa Fund, a fundraising platform that streamlines the relationship between donors and students, represents an enormous stride for the university in engaging its alumni base. The platform, which aims to “connect creative campus initiatives with community support,” will allow alumni to give tax-deductible donations directly to student-led[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Speakers at the second annual Georgetown Africa Business Conference discussed the large potential for economic growth on the African continent in the Lohrfink Auditorium on Feb. 4.

Conference Promotes Businesses in Africa

The Vice President for Africa at the World Bank Makhtar Diop stressed the need to focus on Africa’s enormous global economic potential at the second annual Georgetown Africa Business Conference in the Lohrfink Auditorium on Feb. 4. Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, in conjunction with the Walsh School of Foreign[Read More…]

by February 9, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
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Georgetown alumnus Dan Berger's successful startup Social Tables recently received $13 million in investments.

Social Tables Receives $13M

Founded in 2011 by Dan Berger (GRD ’10), the event-planning software startup Social Tables received $13 million in investments to aid its expansion. The new round of funding will help launch a generation of products and expand employment. Social Tables currently has 135 employees serving 4,300 customers. According to Berger,[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 1 comment Business, Business - Top
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From Left: McDonough School of Business Dean David Thomas, Tom Barrack Jr. of Colony Capital, Inc., Steers Center Director Matthew Cypher

Real Estate Titans Talk Investing

The Steers Center for Global Real Estate held its annual Real Estate Luminaries Series event April 21, convening industry leaders to discuss the history of the real estate market, its current volatility and the future of investing.   The event featured a conversation with Tom Barrack Jr., founder and executive[Read More…]

JOHN CURRAN FOR THE HOYA
The Duke Ellington School for the Arts will receive $9.8 million to complete renovations.

$47M Funds Citywide Projects

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a $47 million funding plan to aid city education, infrastructure, small businesses and parks across all eight wards of Washington, D.C., on Oct. 9. The funding comes from the $25 million that the District gained in accepting a corporate sponsorship from the Potomac Electric Power Company[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Zeeba Group Invests in Emerging Markets Worldwide

In an environment replete with student investing and consulting groups, Zeeba Investment Group, a student organization of around 25 members, attempts to set itself apart by focusing on investing in emerging markets around the world. Sina Cherazi (COL ’13) and Dave Greek (MSB ’13) founded Zeeba through the Compass Fellowship[Read More…]

by April 17, 2015 0 comments Business - Top
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Venture capitalist John Doerr highlighted non-traditional career paths in entrepreneurship in Lohrfink Auditorium on Friday afternoon.

Investor Encourages Risk-Taking

Venture capitalist John Doerr spoke at the latest installment of the Stanton Distinguished Leader Series in Lohrfink Auditorium Friday afternoon, speaking about entrepreneurship, staying current in rapidly changing times and finding the “next big thing.” Doerr’s presentation was centered around questions from the audience, which he wrote on a whiteboard.[Read More…]

by September 30, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Million-Dollar Mesclun: Sweetgreen Gets Investor

Million-Dollar Mesclun: Sweetgreen Gets Investor

After expanding to New York and Boston this year, Sweetgreen has again raised its national profile. Founded by two Georgetown alumni in 2007, the salad chain will receive a $22 million investment from venture capital firm Revolution Growth, the firm announced Wednesday. Revolution Growth, also based in Washington D.C. and founded[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Alum Business Invests in Fledgling Companies

When Joshua Siegel (GRD ’00) and Andrew Romans (GRD ’01) first met as students of Georgetown’s Masters in Business Administration program, they realized that, unlike those at many peer universities, Georgetown alumni were not investing in startup companies. Last summer, Siegel and Romans began discussing plans to fill that void and officially[Read More…]

by March 15, 2013 0 comments News