Venture Capital Roundtable: The Power of Seed Investing
Explore the art of seed investing with a distinguished panel of experienced seed investing venture capitalists, including Leslie Goldman Tepper of The Artemis Fund, Matt Fates from Innospark Ventures, and Jenieri Cyrus of the Urban Innovation Fund. Hosted by the Alumni Ventures Seed Fund, this discussion included Seed Fund Managing Partner Ron Levin, Senior Principal Meera Oak, and Senior Associate Brittney Wade.
This event promises to be an enriching journey into the world of venture capital and the wealth-building opportunities of seed investments. Watch on-demand below.
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About your presenters
Managing Partner and Head of AV Super Angel Partner Program
Ron has spent his career in a variety of entrepreneurial, leadership, and business development roles. He has been an angel investor and advisor to over a dozen technology startups. Ron was Co-Founder and CEO of TravelPerk, a VC-backed travel management platform that is now a “unicorn” company with thousands of employees and customers across the globe. Prior to TravelPerk, he started the B2B division of Booking.com and before that was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. Ron began his career at Lycos, one of the web’s pioneer search engine and web portals. Ron graduated from Babson College and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is the author of the impact-focused Higher Purpose Venture Capital Blog.
Senior Principal, Seed Fund
Meera’s background includes strategic, financial, and operational experience from her time at Yale University, where she managed a $1B budget (of a $4B organization), led M&A transactions, and secured business development relationships with corporate partners. Most recently, she worked with early-stage venture funds and incubators like Create Venture Studio and Polymath Capital Partners and was responsible for launching business ventures and sourcing investments in enterprise SaaS, infrastructure, and ecommerce. Meera has a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Senior Associate, Super Angels Partner Program
Brittney brings to her role product and operational experience from her time with enterprise and startup companies. Most recently, she worked with Trove, a Series D startup, where she led product development for the launch of Canada Goose’s first circular economy program. Brittney is a graduate of Columbia University and holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
General Partner & Co-Founder, The Artemis Fund
Leslie Goldman Tepper, a former corporate lawyer with over 25 years of legal experience, is a seasoned investor, a sought-after advisor to entrepreneurs and angel investors, and an expert in board governance. Her success with her personal investment portfolio of 70+ companies and 12 VC funds led her to establish The Artemis Fund, a highly successful venture capital fund investing in female-founded companies.
Venture Capital Investor at Urban Innovation Fund
Matt has been an investor in early-stage technology companies since 1998, first with Norwest Venture Partners, then Ascent Venture Partners (where he is still an active GP), and now with Innospark Ventures (focused on AI-driven businesses), as well as on his own as an angel investor. He loves seeing new technology and software address meaningful problems, but his main passion is working closely with entrepreneurs to help them build their businesses.