Overview on Investing in Congress Avenue Ventures
Join us for a 45-minute presentation about Congress Avenue Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ University of Texas-focused venture capital fund. The discussion is led by Congress Avenue Ventures’ Managing Partner Rob Adams, Principal Brook Stroud, and Venture Analyst Patrick Sweeney and is open to all alumni and friends of the University of Texas.
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During the session, we will discuss:
- HomeAll information needed to invest in this fund
- 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 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.
About your presenters
Managing Partner, Congress Avenue Ventures
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.
Principal, Congress Avenue Ventures
Brook is a member of the Congress Avenue Ventures investment team with experience in operating and private investing. He began his career as an entrepreneur and is the former founder of two acquired consumer startups. Prior to joining Congress Avenue Ventures, Brook worked for Brand Foundry Ventures where his primary focus was early-stage investing, due diligence, and working with portfolio company founders. He is an active startup investor and brings to Congress Ave his passion for entrepreneurship, business strategy, and investing in bold founders disrupting categories with better products and technology. Prior to venture, he worked for financial technology startup Funding Circle preIPO. He has a BA in History cum laude from the University of Richmond and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from McCombs.
Patrick is a Research Associate at Harvard Business School where he has worked for the last year and half on research primarily about venture capital, private equity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and diversity. He has worked on a wide array of different projects including co-authoring case studies to quantifying the investment success rates of entrepreneurs who become venture capitalist to determine if they are more successful VCs. Prior to HBS, he worked as an Energy Derivatives Analyst where he sold and traded oil & gas derivatives. Patrick has a B.S. in Economics and M.S. in Financial Economics from Texas A&M University.