Oral history interview with Alan K. Ruvelson
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Alan K. Ruvelson was the founder (1959) and president of First Midwest Capital Corporation, one of the first venture capital companies in the U.S. and the nation’s first Small Business Investment Company. He served at various times as president of First Midwest Ventures, Inc., president of NASBIC (National Association of Small Business Investment Companies), president of Midwest RASBIC (Midwest Regional Association of Small Business Investment Companies), and chairman of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He died in 2009. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Leading venture capitalist; early beginning of venture capitalism; work as regional field advisor and chair of regional advisory group for Small Business Administration; Small Business Investment Company program, experiences working under the SBIC program; beginnings, early investments, organizational structure, and demise of First Midwest Capital Corporation; how companies were chosen to invest in; partnerships between venture capital companies; leadership of an early leveraged buyout.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
30 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:05:09 running time
Creation Interviewee: Ruvelson, Alan K.
Interviewer: Hsu, David
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/12/1999
Credit Line Digitized with support from the Ken and Nina Rothchild Endowed Fund for Business History and Women's History.
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 68
Accession Number AV2000.9.1
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