An Introduction to Alumni Ventures’ Deep Tech Fund

Watch the on-demand, replay of our presentation covering one of our most popular funds, the third edition of our Deep Tech Fund, open through September 30, 2022.

In the past 5 years, deep tech companies raised more rounds than other tech companies. About one in five unicorns is a deep tech company, and it’s projected that VCs will triple allocations in this space – surpassing $200 billion by 2025.

AV’s Deep Tech Fund will invest in entrepreneurial companies solving some of the toughest and potentially most lucrative tech challenges. Learn more about the fund in a discussion with Alumni Ventures’ CEO Mike Collins and CIO Anton Simunovic. 

During the session, we will discuss: 

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    Portfolio companies in previous funds like Axiom Space*, an aerospace company that provides missions to the International Space Station (ISS) while also building the new commercial space station that will replace the ISS.
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    The Alumni Ventures "secret sauce" and how we approach the investment process and gain access to investments alongside established VCs.
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    The importance of diversifying your investment portfolio with venture capital, even in uncertain times.

Note: You must be accredited to invest in venture capital. Funds are long-term investments with substantial risk of loss. Past performance may not be indicative of future results. Important disclosure information can be found at av-funds.com/disclosures

*For illustration purposes only. These investments are not intended to suggest any level of investment returns; not necessarily indicative of investments invested by any one fund or investor. Many returns in investments result in the loss of capital invested. These investments are not available to future fund investors except potentially in certain follow-on investment options.

About your presenters

Michael Collins
Michael Collins

CEO, Alumni Ventures

Mike has been involved in almost every facet of venturing, from angel investing to venture capital, new business and product launches, and innovation consulting. He is currently CEO of Alumni Ventures Group, the managing company for our fund, and launched AV’s first alumni fund, Green D Ventures, where he oversaw the portfolio as Managing Partner and is now Managing Partner Emeritus. Mike is a serial entrepreneur who has started multiple companies, including Kid Galaxy, Big Idea Group (partially owned by WPP), and RDM. He began his career at VC firm TA Associates. He holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering Science from Dartmouth and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Anton Simunovic
Anton Simunovic

CIO, Alumni Ventures

Anton has 20+ years of technology experience as a proven venture capital investor, entrepreneur, and operating executive in companies ranging in size from startup to Fortune 10. Most recently, he founded and led Vener8 Technologies, a technology commercialization company he started with GE. Previously, Anton led the Software and Internet Infrastructure Group at GE Equity, where he directly invested $72 million in 10 companies generating more than $500 million of realized gains. Anton has substantial international experience in Canada, China, Europe, and Israel, and has served on the board of directors of more than 20 private and public companies. Anton has a BSc Engineering from Queen’s University in Canada and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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