Diversify Your Portfolio With Alumni Ventures
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. You can access highly-competitive private investments with our smart, simple venture funds.
Watch the on-demand replay of our introduction to Alumni Ventures, a discussion on why venture capital is not correlated to the public markets, an explanation of VC returns versus other asset classes, and why now is a compelling time to add venture capital to your portfolio.
Note: You must be accredited to invest in venture capital. Important disclosure information can be found at av-funds.com/disclosures. Diversification cannot ensure a profit or protection against loss in a declining market. It is a strategy used to help mitigate risk. Funds are long-term investments with substantial risk of loss. Past performance may not be indicative of future results. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and this fund involves substantial risk of loss, including loss of all capital invested.
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About your presenters
Laura brings operational perspective as a CEO, Chairman, and executive in technology startups in addition to investing experience. As Managing Partner at Ripplecreek Partners’ technology practice and General Partner at FA Technology Ventures, she worked various tech sectors: mobile, consumer, internet, SaaS, cloud-based, marketing, and enterprise software across many economic cycles. She also served as CEO at Handango, creating the first marketplace of mobile apps. At Microsoft, she co-founded two businesses as an intra-preneur in an elite swat team spun out of Bill Gates’ office. Laura holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and AB in Government from Dartmouth (’89).
Brian is a seasoned venture capitalist with over 20 years of investing experience across a range of industries. Before joining Chestnut Street Ventures, Brian was the Managing Director for New York Ventures, the venture capital arm of the State of New York. Prior to that, he was VP of Strategy & Corporate Development at Arbitron (now Nielsen Audio) and a Managing Director at the Peacock Fund, the venture capital arm of NBC Universal. Before joining the Peacock Fund, Brian worked at GE Capital and Bain & Co. Brian holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School and a BS in Industrial Engineering from The University of Southern California.
Senior Partner* | Moderator
Charles is an experienced financial services leader with deep expertise in equity markets and wealth management. Prior to joining Alumni Ventures, he was Head of Equity Capital Markets within the Merrill Lynch Investor Solutions Group at Bank of America. In this role he oversaw marketing, distribution, and allocation of IPOs and capital markets solutions and was a trusted partner to some of the firm’s biggest financial advisors. Prior to Merrill, Charles held various sales and management roles at Mosher Financial, where he focused on employee benefits in the education and non-profit markets and led a strategic initiative to provide retirement benefits to San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose Charter Schools. Charles received a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and attained an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship at NYU Stern School of Business. A native of Southern California, Charles serves on the small business board of Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ), aimed at startup/growth business formation and job creation. He is former co-chair of the emerging leaders board of Enterprise New York, a leader in providing innovative affordable housing solutions to local communities. Charles is an alumni of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) and Executive Leadership Council (ELC) fellow.