Spike Ventures Portfolio Update and Perspectives on Investing Trends
The deadline for Spike Ventures Fund 5 is around the corner and the team is already beginning to deploy capital and build out the portfolio. Join us for a 30-minute presentation reviewing the Spike Ventures portfolio and providing the team’s perspective on emerging technology areas that are attracting significant venture capital.
Venture investing is an opaque asset class and having a framework to assess investment opportunities and identify long-term value creation is key. The discussion is led by Managing Partner Todd McIntyre and Senior Principal Alim Giga.
During the session, we will discuss:
- HomeSome examples of current portfolio companies
- HomeSpike Ventures' framework for evaluating early stage companies
- HomeEmerging investing trends
* You must be accredited to invest in venture capital
About your presenters
Todd has more than 20 years of experience as a venture capital investor, entrepreneur, and senior technology operating executive, as well as deep knowledge of intellectual property and IP licensing. He has worked with capital structures ranging from seed stage investments to public offerings and has experience in many sectors, including consumer media and web, optoelectronics, telecoms, cleantech, and healthcare. Most recently, he was founding Managing Partner of Grey Sky Venture Partners, a life sciences and digital health fund that pioneered a venture finance model combining early-stage capital with fund-owned intellectual property. He also served as a senior business leader in a technology incubator fund, where he led efforts to build, fund, and spin out several new deep tech businesses. Todd received his BA from Hendrix College and holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Alim is a Senior Principal at Spike Ventures, AVG’s fund for Stanford alums. Before joining AVG, he worked at American Express Ventures and GE Ventures focused on enterprise, B2B, fintech and AI/ML investments. Prior to investing, Alim worked in tech at Google, where he generated revenue for advertisers and managed a $100M book of business. He also spent time at PayPal in product marketing and Instart Logic, a startup backed by a16z and KPCB, where he focused on business development and partnerships. He holds a BS in Business and Accounting from the University of Southern California where he graduated magna cum laude, an MS in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from The Wharton School.