Webinar

An Introduction to Westwood Ventures

Watch our on-demand, 35-minute presentation about Westwood Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ UCLA-focused venture capital fund.

See video policy below.

The discussion is led by Westwood Ventures’ Managing Partner Edward Tsai (’02 ’04) and is open to all alumni and friends of UCLA.

During the session, we will discuss:

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    The goal and structure of the fund
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    The value of the Alumni Ventures' model
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    Some examples of current portfolio companies
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    Benefits of diversifying into venture capital
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    Minimum requirements needed to invest in the fund

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

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

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

Proud Partner of the UCLA Alumni Association

Westwood Ventures is a for-profit company that is not affiliated with or officially sanctioned by any school.

About your presenter

Edward Tsai
Edward Tsai

Edward has 15+ years of investment experience in the U.S. and China, including a successful track record with investments such as Cruise Automation (acq. by GM), Life360 (IPO), Palantir (IPO), and Brave Software. In addition, Edward has served on the limited partner advisory committees at Cendana Capital and Ten Eleven Ventures, and he has deep operating experience at tech and cybersecurity companies. Most recently, he was Director of Investments at enterprise security company Qianxin, where he led $700 million in fundraising, ran multiple M&A deals, and managed a large investment portfolio. As Assistant GM for Qianxin, he also incubated their cybersecurity spinout fund Security Capital. At 360, he led International Investments and Strategic Development. He started his venture career as Vice President at DCM, a global early-stage VC firm managing $4 billion. He holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from UCLA, where he is a Kauffman Fellow (class of ’15).

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