An Introduction to Westwood Ventures
Watch our on-demand, 35-minute presentation about Westwood Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ UCLA-focused venture capital fund.
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:
- HomeThe goal and structure of the fund
- HomeThe value of the Alumni Ventures' model
- HomeSome examples of current portfolio companies
- HomeBenefits of diversifying into venture capital
- HomeMinimum 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.
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About your presenter
Managing Partner, Westwood Ventures & Blockchain Fund
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).