There are many concentrations of valuable human and financial capital around the world. Certain cities seem to breed success. That is why Princeton Alum Peter Briger has created a venture capital fund at his alma mater.
Ivy League Credentials
Longevity is a sign of success. It means that you have withstood the “slings and arrows” of the world and can lay claim to being a conqueror. You are a winner.While many businesses are proud of being around for a decade or so, they can’t compete with the Ivy League. A century for a multinational corporation is very commendable. But, Ivy League schools simply scoff at that – how much ivy grows in a century?Of course the ivy is a sign of longevity. It has taken a long time for these schools to grow their ivy, credentials and networks. The Ivy League schools pre-date the United States of America. The Princeton mindset has stood the test of time.
Princeton grad Peter Briger is giving back to his alma mater. He is really investing in himself. He is making his own degree even more valuable. That is why he is a billionaire – he is smart when it comes to investments.Peter Briger understands the value of his Princeton investment. It is an investment in the past, present and future.If you think about all that Princeton has gone through, it is simply amazing. Imagine, the first European-Americans founding the Ivy League schools when much of the nation was controlled by the Native-Americans. There were no railroads, automobiles or airplanes.The Princeton mindset is what is especially valuable to Peter Briger. It is what attracted him to study at the school in the first place. It helped him to be successful.Princeton allowed him to meet some of the most influential financial movers and shakers of the world. Peter Briger learned about finance and made the connections to get his great jobs at Goldman Sachs and the Fortress Investment Group. In the world of finance, it is still about who you know.
Proud Princeton Alum
As a proud Princeton alum, Peter Briger was never too far away from his roots. Princeton is located in New Jersey and New York City is only a hop, skip and jump away. Of course, he could have easily commuted between the two cities.Once, Peter Briger became a billionaire, it was only normal that he should return to his roots. Princeton had invested in Mr. Briger and now it was time for him to return the favor. That is how Princeton has survived for so long.The Ivy League is a life long network. Once you join, you have connections that no one else has. This has enabled Peter Briger to become wealthy and now he has invested in the future Princeton grads by setting up a startup fund.Princeton alums can get money and assistance to start their own businesses. Peter Briger has completed the circle of wealth.