An Introduction to Chestnut Street Ventures
Watch our on-demand, 30-minute presentation about Chestnut Street Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ fund for Penn alumni and friends of the community.
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The presentation is led by Chestnut Street Ventures’ Managing Partner Brian Keil with Alumni Ventures’ Senior Partner Charles Patrick*. The webinar is open to all alumni and friends of Penn. During the session, we will discuss:
- HomeThe goal and structure of the fund
- HomeThe value of the Alumni Ventures’ model
- HomeSome examples of current portfolio companies
- HomeThe benefits of diversifying into venture capital
- HomeThe minimum requirements needed to invest in the fund
Note: You must be accredited to invest in venture capital. Important disclosure information can be found at av-funds.com/disclosures.
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About your presenters
Managing Partner, Chestnut Street Ventures
Brian is a seasoned venture capitalist with over 20 years of investing experience across a range of industries. Before joining Chestnut Street Ventures, Brian was the Managing Director for New York Ventures, the venture capital arm of the State of New York. Prior to that, he was VP of Strategy & Corporate Development at Arbitron (now Nielsen Audio) and a Managing Director at the Peacock Fund, the venture capital arm of NBC Universal. Before joining the Peacock Fund, Brian worked at GE Capital and Bain & Co. Brian holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School and a BS in Industrial Engineering from The University of Southern California.
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.