The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
-Edwin H. Land
Centered around our deep interest in supporting young entrepreneurs, we offer financial investment and mentoring to teenage-led businesses. Founded in 2012, YVC has several investments in various stages of development. We are especially interested in looking at any Blockchain related ideas. If you have an idea you would like to submit, please send us an email describing your business, product, or idea.
Youth Venture Capital
Andy Godfrey is the Founder and Co-Owner of Youth Venture Capital, and has been buying and selling companies for over 25 years. He was one of the original franchisees for Boston Chicken during the mid-nineties in Rhode Island, owning and operating three stores. During the late nineties, he worked as a retail stockbroker for Morgan Stanley and focused on trading small, high growth, technology companies. From 2000-2015, he ran a private trading partnership which invested in syndicated new issues. He currently lives in Aspen, Colorado and works as a Client Strategist with First Western Trust.
Rich Wells is the Co-Owner of Youth Venture Capital. He owned and operated a commercial property and casualty insurance agency for many years. He is currently retired and enjoys life in Aspen, Colorado spending time with his family, reading, skiing, flying and golfing. His love for aviation led him to create the Roaring Fork Pilot's Association in 2014 for aviators living in and visiting the Roaring Fork Valley.