Webinar

An Introduction to Congress Avenue Ventures

Join us for a 45-minute session introducing Congress Avenue Ventures and the launch of Fund 4. Congress Avenue Ventures is Alumni Ventures’ fund for alums of The University of Texas and friends of the community.

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This discussion will be led by Managing Partner Rob Adams accompanied by Principal Brook Stroud and Analyst Patrick Sweeney. The webinar is open to all alums of The University of Texas and friends of the community.

During the session, we discuss:

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    The strategy and focus of the fund
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    The value of the Alumni Ventures' model
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    Previous funds and investment activity
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    Benefits of diversifying into venture capital
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    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

About your presenters

Rob Adams
Rob Adams

Managing Partner, Congress Avenue Ventures

Rob is a former entrepreneur, institutional fund manager, and software executive. He has served on many corporate boards and has founded or financed more than 40 companies, raising capital in both public and private markets. He is an internationally recognized expert and speaker on innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship. Most recently, Rob was on the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin, where he taught entrepreneurship in the MBA program and was the Founder and Director of Texas Venture Labs. He was CEO and Founder of Business Matters, a venture-backed developer of financial modeling products that was acquired. He was also an executive with Pervasive Software, a company he helped take public. Rob holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue, an MBA from Babson’s Olin School of Management, and a PhD in Management from Capella University.

Brook Stroud
Brook Stroud

Principal, Congress Avenue Ventures

Brook is a member of the Congress Avenue Ventures investment team with experience in operating and private investing. He began his career as an entrepreneur and is the former founder of two acquired consumer startups. Prior to joining Congress Avenue Ventures, Brook worked for Brand Foundry Ventures where his primary focus was early-stage investing, due diligence, and working with portfolio company founders. He is an active startup investor and brings to Congress Ave his passion for entrepreneurship, business strategy, and investing in bold founders disrupting categories with better products and technology. Prior to venture, he worked for financial technology startup Funding Circle preIPO. He has a BA in History cum laude from the University of Richmond and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from McCombs.

Patrick Sweeney
Patrick Sweeney

Venture Analyst

Patrick is a Research Associate at Harvard Business School where he has worked for the last year and half on research primarily about venture capital, private equity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and diversity. He has worked on a wide array of different projects including co-authoring case studies to quantifying the investment success rates of entrepreneurs who become venture capitalist to determine if they are more successful VCs. Prior to HBS, he worked as an Energy Derivatives Analyst where he sold and traded oil & gas derivatives. Patrick has a B.S. in Economics and M.S. in Financial Economics from Texas A&M University.

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