Top stories about the VC industry, Alumni Ventures, and your investments.
AV Investments Featured on 2023 Forbes AI 50 ListThe Forbes AI 50 recognizes the most promising AI-driven startups. This year’s list once again features multiple Alumni Ventures portfolio companies — a testament to our firm’s commitment to supporting cutting-edge AI, machine learning, and big data solutions. See below to learn about just some of our 100+ AI-related investments, ranging from biological digital twins to autonomous, sustainable farming at scale.
5 Reasons to Consider Making Venture Capital Part of Your Financial LegacyWhen people are asked what they’ll pass along to the next generation, the first things that come to mind are likely physical objects such as heirlooms, properties, or classic cars. But a truly impactful financial legacy bestows value far beyond what a piece of personal property can typically yield.
The Future of the Bioeconomy Episode 1: Nourishing ChangeIn this video series, The Future of the Bioeconomy, Alumni Ventures Associate Drew Wandzilak provides insight into the economy’s transition from traditional systems to more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. This week’s episode features an interview with Rafaella Fontes from Supply Change Capital.
Tax Year 2023 K-1 Help CenterThank you for your investment in Alumni Ventures and our venture funds. As America’s Largest Venture Firm for Individual Investors,1 it is our mission to provide white-glove service to each and every one of our nearly 10,000 investors. Part of this commitment includes the timely delivery of your tax documentation each year.
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Invest in the Tribe: Fan Engagement – Activating a Ravenous CommunitySports fans are more than just spectators. They’re part of a tribe that transcends boundaries and differences, and who are united in support of a sport, team, and players. Join us for an exclusive webinar where Keaton Nankivil, Senior Principal of the Alumni Ventures Sports Fund, will be joined by Keith Marshall, CEO of The Players Lounge and former pro football player. They’ll dive into the dynamic world of Fan Engagement — a space where passion meets opportunity. Fan Engagement isn’t just about cheering; it’s a dynamic industry at the intersection of technology and sports passion, creating immersive experiences and converting engagement into value. With nearly 70% of people tuning in for live sports and a market expected to reach $27.3 billion by 2033, this webinar is your key to unlocking insights and trends in this rapidly growing sector. Don’t miss out on the chance to explore the future of sports and technology with industry leaders. Secure your spot now!
VC 101: The Stages of InvestingUnderstanding the nuances of the different stages of investing can help accredited investors determine proper allocation and even estimate growth potential. In this episode of VC 101, AV Co-Founder and CCO Luke Antal discusses the specific characteristics of seed, early, and growth-stage companies and the benefits of having a diversified portfolio containing all three.
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How to Invest in Chestnut Street VenturesJoin us for this upcoming live, 45-minute webinar about Chestnut Street Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ Penn-focused venture capital fund. This is an excellent opportunity to meet Chestnut Street Managing Partners Brian Keil and Jonathan Meltzer and hear their approach to investing in private-stage companies. Register below today!
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Frontiers of Innovation: Navigating Startups and Venture Capital in 2023 with Westwood VenturesIn the ever-evolving landscape of startups and venture capital, 2023 stands as a year of transformative change and unparalleled opportunities. “Frontiers of Innovation” is your gateway to understanding these shifts. In this cutting-edge webinar, we delve deep into the heart of startup dynamics and the role of venture capital in shaping tomorrow’s market leaders. Join us as Managing Partner Edward Tsai and our team dissect key trends, reveal insights into emerging technologies (like AI, fintech, and next-gen drug discovery), and provide practical strategies for navigating the complex yet thrilling world of startups in 2023. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a seasoned investor, or simply keen on the pulse of innovation, this webinar is your compass to understanding and leveraging the shifts in the startup ecosystem. Don’t miss this chance to fuel your knowledge and spark your innovative spirit! This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about trends in VC and within the Westwood Ventures portfolio. The discussion will be led by Westwood Ventures’ Managing Partner Ed Tsai. This presentation is open to all alumni and friends of UCLA.
Venture Deep Dives: Live Shopping PlatformsOur “Deep Dives” series explores vital aspects of burgeoning VC sectors with one of our ~50 investing experts. This week, Associate Drew Wandzilak discusses live shopping platforms — a fast-growing market projected to reach $67.8 billion by 2026 and account for over 5% of ecommerce.*
Can Venture Capital Change the World?At Alumni Ventures, we believe the work of builders, makers, and creators will help the world take its next great leap forward. We also believe that many opportunities exist in spaces where underrepresented entrepreneurs are aiming to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. In his new book, Higher Purpose Venture Capital, AV Managing Partner Ron Levin profiles 50 companies that are solving problems related to social and wealth inequality — including multiple AV investments. See below to learn how some of these startups are aiming to do well while doing good.
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Deep Tech Fund: Last CallThe deadline for Alumni Ventures’ Deep Tech Fund 4 is around the corner, and the team is ready to deploy capital and build the portfolio. Join Managing Partners Matt Caspari and Todd McIntyre to hear about some of the investments made by past funds and learn how the team will build a fully diversified venture portfolio. There will be time for open questions during this live, 45-minute discussion about Deep Tech Fund 4. Register below today.