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An Introduction to Alumni Ventures’ Quarter 1 Focused Funds: AI and Impact Funds

Watch our on-demand, 40-minute presentation about Alumni Ventures’ two new Focused Funds, open through March 31, 2022.

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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 is led by Alumni Ventures’ CEO Mike Collins and CIO Anton Simunovic, and moderated by Senior Partner Charles Patrick. 

During the session, we will discuss: 

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    The goal and structure of the two funds
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    The value of the Alumni Ventures’ model
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    Examples of current portfolio companies matching the funds’ theses
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    Benefits of diversifying into venture capital
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    Minimum requirements needed to invest in the two funds

Note: You must be accredited to invest in venture capital. Important disclosure information can be found at av-funds.com/disclosures

The webinar recording does not feature our live Q&A, please make sure to join webinars live to participate in the discussion. 

AI Fund Open Through Q1 2022

Our AI Fund will invest in a diversified portfolio of ~20-30 companies applying AI, machine learning, big data, and related technologies. The fund will be invested over ~12-18 months with a large reserve (~20-25%) for follow-ons. Every investor becomes a member of the AI Venture Club, with opportunities to invest in Syndications, learn, and network.

To learn more, click below to review fund materials or connect with a Senior Partner.

Impact Fund Open Through Q1 2022

Our Impact Fund will invest in a diversified portfolio of ~20-30 companies addressing ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) opportunities, anti-bias solutions, and underrepresented groups. The fund will be invested over ~12-18 months with a large reserve (~20-25%) for follow-ons. Every investor becomes a member of the Impact Venture Club, with opportunities to invest in Syndications, learn, and network.

To learn more, click below to review fund materials or connect with a Senior Partner.

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.

Charles Patrick
Charles Patrick

Senior Partner

Charles is an experienced financial services leader with deep expertise in equity markets and wealth management. Prior to joining Alumni Ventures, he was Head of Equity Capital Markets within the Merrill Lynch Investor Solutions Group at Bank of America. In this role he oversaw marketing, distribution, and allocation of IPOs and capital markets solutions and was a trusted partner to some of the firm’s biggest financial advisors. Prior to Merrill, Charles held various sales and management roles at Mosher Financial, where he focused on employee benefits in the education and non-profit markets and led a strategic initiative to provide retirement benefits to San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose Charter Schools. Charles received a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and attained an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship at NYU Stern School of Business. A native of Southern California, Charles serves on the small business board of Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ), aimed at startup/growth business formation and job creation. He is former co-chair of the emerging leaders board of Enterprise New York, a leader in providing innovative affordable housing solutions to local communities. Charles is an alumni of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) and Executive Leadership Council (ELC) fellow.

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