An Introduction to Alumni Ventures’ Quarter 1 Focused Funds: AI and Impact Funds
Join us for a live, 45-minute presentation about Alumni Ventures’ two new Focused Funds, open through March 31, 2022.
AV’s AI Fund will invest in ventures focusing on AI, Machine Learning, big data, and related technologies. AV’s Impact Fund will invest in ventures targeting ESG (Environmental, Societal, Governance) opportunities and anti-bias solutions, as well as companies addressing underrepresented groups. The discussion will be led by Alumni Ventures’ CEO Mike Collins and CIO Anton Simunovic.
There will be time for open questions during the call. During the session, we will discuss:
- HomeThe goal and structure of the two funds
- HomeThe value of the Alumni Ventures’ model
- HomeExamples of current portfolio companies matching the funds’ theses
- HomeBenefits of diversifying into venture capital
- HomeMinimum requirements needed to invest in the two funds
* You must be accredited to invest in venture capital
About your presenters
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 AVG’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 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.