An Introduction to the Impact Fund
Watch this on-demand presentation about the Impact Fund, one of Alumni Ventures’ Focused Funds. Chief Investment Officer Anton Simunovic and Executive Vice President Peter MacEwan led the discussion.
AV’s Impact Fund will invest in ventures targeting ESG (Environmental, Societal, Governance) opportunities and anti-bias solutions, as well as companies addressing underrepresented groups. The discussion is led by Alumni Ventures’ CIO Anton Simunovic and EVP Peter MacEwan .
During the session, we discussed:
- HomeThe goal and structure of the fund
- HomeThe value of the Alumni Ventures’ model
- HomeSome examples of current portfolio companies
- HomeThe benefits of diversifying into venture capital
- HomeThe minimum requirements needed to invest in the fund
Note: You must be accredited to invest in venture capital. Important disclosure information can be found at av-funds.com/disclosures.
Impact Fund Open Through Q1 2023
Our Impact Fund will invest in a diversified portfolio of ~20-30 companies addressing ESG (environmental, social, governance) opportunities, anti-bias solutions, and underrepresented groups. The fund will be invested over ~12-18 months with a large reserve (~20-25%) for follow-ons. Every investor becomes a member of the Impact Venture Club, with opportunities to invest in Syndications, learn, and network.
To learn more, click below to review fund materials or connect with a Senior Partner.
About your presenters
Anton has 20+ years of technology experience as a proven venture capital investor, entrepreneur, and operating executive in companies ranging in size from startup to Fortune 10. Most recently, he founded and led Vener8 Technologies, a technology commercialization company he started with GE. Previously, Anton led the Software and Internet Infrastructure Group at GE Equity, where he directly invested $72 million in 10 companies generating more than $500 million of realized gains. Anton has substantial international experience in Canada, China, Europe, and Israel, and has served on the board of directors of more than 20 private and public companies. Anton has a BSc Engineering from Queen’s University in Canada and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Peter has startup experience in both the non-profit and business sectors, a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from The Wharton School. Peter developed expertise building teams and strategic planning in the San Francisco Bay Area, driving growth across multiple seed- and early-stage companies (with many nights spent as informal adviser to a network of entrepreneurs). Peter has a passion for social impact and loves working with people who love what they do and strive to get better at it.