Ludwig Pierre Schulze
Ludwig has been on all sides of venture — as an entrepreneur, corporate buyer of start-ups, and venture capitalist. These days, he is on the venture side of the table with Alumni Ventures, a $1.2B cross-sector and stage group investing in >300 companies per year. At AV, Ludwig manages funds seeking to build wealth for individuals in the Columbia University (116 Street Fund) and Brown University (Waterman Fund) communities as well as institutional investors interested in custom venture portfolios.
Before Alumni Ventures, he experienced the daily realities of entrepreneurship as Founder and CEO of a mobile payments venture that served over 12 million people. Earlier, at a Fortune 100 telecommunications manufacturer (Nokia), he held general manager and business development roles that included investing in and acquiring venture-backed businesses. His first experience in venture capital was focused on enterprise and mobile software before and after the dotcom crash. Ludwig began his career as a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. He has a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia. He lives in NYC with his wife and 2 teenagers.