An Introduction to Investing with Alumni Ventures
We are happy to welcome members of our exclusive fund communities: OSU, BYU, PSU, University of Michigan, UVA, and USC to learn more about our funds – Mirror Lake Ventures, Provo Ventures, Allen Street Ventures, Arbor Street Ventures, Emmet Street Ventures, and Expo Ventures – the venture capital asset class and Alumni Ventures in this on-demand presentation.
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This is an excellent opportunity to see members of the Alumni Ventures team and hear about our approach to investing in private-stage companies.
Our session was hosted by Deputy CCO Peter MacEwan, who was joined by Emmet Street Ventures Council Chair Cainon Coates and Deputy CIO Andy Irvin.
Alumni Ventures is America’s largest venture capital firm for individual investors, consisting of 40+ unique funds specific to alumni communities as well as funds aligned to certain sectors, like AI, or stages, like seed-stage companies.
During the session, we covered:
- HomeThe goal and structure of the funds
- HomeThe team and management behind the funds
- HomeAlumni Ventures' approach to investing
- HomeThe benefits of investing in venture capital
- HomeQ&A session to answer the questions important to you
Note: You must be accredited to invest in venture capital. Important disclosure information can be found at av-funds.com/disclosures.
About your presenters
Deputy Chief Investment Officer
Andy is Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Alumni Ventures, where he supports investment operations, analytics, and portfolio management. Previously, Andy held several executive roles at a VC-backed start-up in Boston called MiniLuxe, where he led finance and operations during a period of significant growth. Andy was also a consultant at The Parthenon Group and began his career as an actuary at the Liberty Mutual Group. Andy holds a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Deputy Chief Community Officer
Peter has startup experience in both the non-profit and business sectors, a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from The Wharton School. Peter developed expertise building teams and strategic planning in the San Francisco Bay Area, driving growth across multiple seed- and early-stage companies (with many nights spent as informal adviser to a network of entrepreneurs). Peter has a passion for social impact and loves working with people who love what they do and strive to get better at it.
Managing Partner, Castor Ventures
For the past 15 years, Cainon has worked with startups as an entrepreneur, advisor, and investor. Previously, he helped co-found several companies, including: Viafy (acquired by Constellation Software [TSX:CSU]), Human Design Medical (merged with Breas Medical of General Electric [NYSE:GE]), Triangle Research Labs (acquired by Lonza [SIX:LONN]), Revive Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Concordia Healthcare [TOR:CRX]), and University Laundry (acquired by a national operator, then Procter & Gamble’s Tide [NYSE: PG]). Cainon also worked at PBM Capital (a $500M healthcare-focused VC firm), Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Goldman Sachs, and NASA. He has an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a BS from the University of Virginia in Systems and Information Engineering.