Top stories about the VC industry, Alumni Ventures, and your investments.
Genetesis: Improved Delivery of Cardiac DiagnosticsOver 8 million Americans go to the ER each year for chest pain, making it the second-largest cause of emergency visits. Though very few of these visits result in life-threatening situations, all patients must undergo lengthy observation and testing at a considerable expense to clinicians and hospitals. Beyond the waste of resources, testing low-risk patients can even lead to needless risks and unnecessary care costs with little value.
Finwave: Revolutionary 5G HardwareIf there’s one constant in the world of connected technology, it’s that change is inevitable. Hardware and software protocols are drafted and retired; manufacturers strive to keep pace with demand from retail consumers, corporations, and governments; and the envelope for speed and reliability is constantly pushed. Today’s leading-edge devices can become little more than a paperweight in five years’ time.
Alumni Ventures’ AML & KYC Regulatory RequirementsThe U.S. imposes various regulatory requirements on financial institutions and entities participating in the transfers of money as part of their businesses. As an investment advisor, Alumni Ventures is required to have anti-money laundering (“AML”) and know your customer (“KYC”) programs so that we do not facilitate money laundering — and can demonstrate that we have taken appropriate steps in that regard, including confirmation of customer identity.
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Blue Ivy Ventures Fireside ChatJoin Blue Ivy Ventures Managing Partner David Shapiro and Alumni Ventures’ Vice President of Venture Portfolio Yev Gelfand to discuss the current venture capital landscape and why now is an exciting time to invest in this important asset class. Combined, David and Yev have over 40 years of investment experience.
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An Introduction to Westwood VenturesJoin us for a live, 45-minute webinar to learn about Westwood Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ UCLA-focused venture capital fund, and meet the investment team responsible for building the portfolio. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the Westwood Ventures team and to hear about their approach to investing in private-stage companies. This presentation will be led by Managing Partner Edward Tsai and is open to all alumni and friends of UCLA.
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Diversify into Venture Capital in 2023Looking back, 2022 has been an important reminder that sophisticated portfolios should be diversified, including alternative assets like VC. Alumni Ventures makes it easy for accredited investors to add professional venture capital to their portfolios with our smart, simple venture funds. If you’re interested in learning more and intrigued to grow your understanding of the venture capital asset class, register today.
Brave Health: Supporting Improved Mental Health CareBetween 2019 and 2020, approximately 21% of adults (over 50 million Americans) experienced a form of mental illness — and over half did not receive treatment. Similarly, 93.5% of adults with a substance use disorder did not receive treatment in the past year. Those statistics help explain why a majority of Americans believe that reducing healthcare costs and dealing with drug addiction are top priorities the nation should address.