• Sherman Williams and Emily Mcmahan

Announcing the Academy Investor Network

Updated: Dec 6, 2021

Sherman Williams and Emily McMahan are proud to announce the launch of the Academy Investor Network (AIN). AIN is made up of a team of U.S. military service academy graduates with extensive experience in venture investing, finance, and entrepreneurship. AIN’s aim is to enable our fellow service academy alumni to invest in high-growth startups. We seek to inspire Academy Alumni to come together to connect, learn, and invest in the venture asset class through a virtual platform


Who we invest in: AIN invests in i) veteran led startups (industry agnostic), and ii) civilian-led startups in the government technology space at the pre-Seed, Seed and Series A stages. AIN staff will vet and bring the most high-quality startups to our syndicate.


Who can join our platform: Graduates from the United States Naval Academy, Military Academy , Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, and Merchant Marine Academy can join the platform and invest. Because we aim to expand the number of Academy alumni investing in high growth startups, we accept both accredited and non-accredited investors to the platform.


Uniqueness of our platform: We democratize access to high-growth startups by enabling both accredited and non-accredited investors to invest and we provide educational content to our syndicate members. Joining our syndicate is invite-only, at no cost, and the only requirement is to be a Service Academy graduate. AIN’s virtual platform taps into the collective experience of service academy alumni in order to diligence startups.


If you are a service academy graduate, explore academyinvestor.com and find out more about the Academy Investor Network.


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