Webinar

Diversify Your Portfolio with Alumni Ventures and 2022 Venture Market Update

Join us for a live webinar presentation by Managing Partner of Chestnut Street Ventures, Brian Keil; Managing Partner of Westwood Ventures, Ed Tsai; and Senior Partner Darrin Wizst that will provide an 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.

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.

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

Brian Keil
Brian Keil

Managing Partner, Chestnut Street Ventures

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.

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).

Darrin Wizst
Darrin Wizst

Senior Partner

Darrin is an investment professional with an extensive background in financial services and B2B. Throughout his 25 year career, he has worked with individual investors, investment advisors and their clients, and institutional (foundations and endowments) clients, with various investment vehicles including mutual funds, separately managed accounts, socially responsible portfolios, and alternative investments. He earned a BA in Economics & Public Management from UMaine and an MBA from Boston College.

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