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Venture Market Update with Alumni Ventures

FOUN venture market update Rob and Yev

According to Pitchbook, we’re coming off the most investor-friendly environment of the last ten years. Alumni Ventures’ Rob Adams and Yev Gelfand will examine the market conditions impacting both venture capital investors and their startups.

This is true for a variety of reasons, including:

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    Low Valuations
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    Record Dry Powder
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    Robust Deal Count
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    Acquisitions Dominating Exits

Current market conditions have 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 growing your understanding of the venture capital asset class, register today.

Our presentation will be hosted by Executive Partner, Rob Adams; and Senior Principal of Blue Ivy Ventures, Yevgeny Gelfand, 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 2024 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
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 presenters

Rob Adams
Rob Adams

Executive Partner

Rob is a former entrepreneur, institutional fund manager, and software executive. He has served on many corporate boards and has founded or financed more than 40 companies, raising capital in both public and private markets. He is an internationally recognized expert and speaker on innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship. Most recently, Rob was on the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin, where he taught entrepreneurship in the MBA program and was the Founder and Director of Texas Venture Labs. He was CEO and Founder of Business Matters, a venture-backed developer of financial modeling products that was acquired. He was also an executive with Pervasive Software, a company he helped take public. Rob holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue, an MBA from Babson’s Olin School of Management, and a PhD in Management from Capella University.

Yevgeny Gelfand
Yevgeny Gelfand

Senior Principal, Blue Ivy Ventures

Prior to joining Blue Ivy, 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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