Webinar

Diversify into Venture Capital in 2023

Looking back, 2022 has been an important reminder that sophisticated portfolios should be diversified, including alternative assets like VC. Alumni Ventures makes it easy for accredited investors to add professional venture capital to their portfolios with our smart, simple venture funds.  If you’re interested in learning more and intrigued to grow your understanding of the venture capital asset class, register today.

Join us for a live webinar presentation by Managing Partner of Strawberry Creek Ventures, Matt Caspari; Managing Partner of Westwood Ventures, Ed Tsai; and Senior Partner Dan Burns who will provide an introduction to Alumni Ventures, an overview of why venture capital is not correlated to the public markets, an explanation of VC returns versus other asset classes, and why heading into 2023 is a compelling time to add venture capital to your portfolio.

In this webinar you’ll also learn:

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    Why to consider adding venture capital to your end-of-year planning
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    The basics of our network-powered sourcing model
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    How we co-invest alongside established lead investors
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    Details of our disciplined investment and diligence process
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    How we build diversified portfolios
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    How AV has grown to 8,000+ investors, 1,000+ portfolio companies, and $1B+ in total capital raised

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

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About your presenters

Matt Caspari
Matt Caspari

Managing Partner, Strawberry Creek Ventures

Matt is a two-time venture-backed founder/CEO with a decade of startup operating experience. Before joining Strawberry Creek Ventures, he was an Investing Partner at Spike Ventures, where he participated in over twenty investments. He’s an active angel investor and leads an AngelList syndicate with over 1,000 backers. Prior to joining Alumni Ventures, Matt was a leader of the innovation team at Nike where he oversaw a portfolio of projects and led global cross-functional teams. While at UC Berkeley, Matt founded Aurora Biofuels, which grew to over 100 employees and raised more than $100m in capital before being acquired by Reliance Industries. He’s a longtime Judge / Mentor at LAUNCH: The University of California’s Startup Accelerator and a Mentor at Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship. Matt holds an MBA with a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a BS in Biochemistry from Georgetown University.

Edward Tsai
Edward Tsai

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).

Dan Burns
Dan Burns

Dan is a Senior Partner with Alumni Ventures in the Boston Office. He has over 27 years of experience working with accredited investors in public markets. The majority of his career has been spent with families developing and implementing financial plans. Dan is a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine where he received his Bachelors Degree in History and captained both the indoor and outdoor track teams.

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