Comm Ave Ventures: Last Call

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The deadline for Comm Ave Ventures Fund 2 is around the corner, and the team is ready to deploy capital and build the portfolio. Join Senior Principal Yev Gelfand to hear about some of the investments made by past funds and learn how the fund will continue to build a fully diversified venture portfolio.

The live, 45-minute discussion about Comm Ave Ventures Fund 2 is open to all alumni and friends of Boston University. Comm Ave Ventures is Alumni Ventures’ BU-focused venture capital fund.

During the session, we will discuss:

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    The goal and structure of the fund
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    A review of past portfolio companies
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    Benefits of diversifying into venture capital
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    Minimum requirements needed to invest in the fund
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    There will be time for open questions and discussion during the call
About Alumni Ventures

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

About your presenter

Yevgeny Gelfand
Yevgeny Gelfand

Senior Principal, Alumni Ventures

Prior to joining AV, Yevgeny spent 15 years as a serial innovator at BlackRock. He was part of the original “skunkworks” team that conceived and seeded PennyMac Mortgage (exited successfully via IPO). He was also a founding member of the Financial Markets Advisory group (over $2 billion in cumulative revenue), which advised the Federal Reserve, U.S. Treasury, and over a dozen foreign governments. Yevgeny separately founded and led the Risk Advisory practice, coupling proprietary SaaS technology with investment consulting to grow the business from zero to over $1 trillion in assets under advisory. Internationally, Yevgeny drove the expansion of BlackRock in India — growing the employee base from 45 to 1,500 in two years — and the Middle East. He also participated in BlackRock’s first-ever Global Innovation Summit, where he incubated a new type of retirement product. Prior to BlackRock, Yevgeny conceived, prototyped, and patented a new design for the internal combustion engine. He is a CFA charterholder and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation, in addition to several FINRA regulatory licenses (series 7, 24, and 63). Yevgeny received his BA in Economics and Biomedical Engineering from Yale University.

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