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2022: A Year for Remarkable Venture OpportunityWhen we started Alumni Ventures (AV) in 2014, we commonly heard comments like “will this work?” and “can you really scale this business?” Since then, we’ve built a venture investing engine that is unique, serving to substantially grow venture access for both accredited individuals and entrepreneurs.
AV’s Biannual Blockchain Fund Closes June 30MANCHESTER, NH, JUNE 8, 2022 — Alumni Ventures (AV), one of the world’s most active venture capital firms, recently announced a second annual vintage of its Blockchain Fund to meet investor demand. AV’s fall 2021 Blockchain Fund was one of its largest fundraises to date, and the firm had to establish a waitlist to accommodate interest. AV’s spring 2022 Blockchain Fund will allow additional accredited investors to own a diversified portfolio of venture-backed companies using blockchain technology to innovate across industries.
Online Security Best PracticesLiving in 2022 means living in a state of a heightened online security posture — both for financial firms like Alumni Ventures and for our community members. Online threats have increased in recent years, and currently, government agencies have specifically asked financial services institutions to operate in a state of alertness given the war in Ukraine and potential for cyberthreats.
Alumni Ventures Is Recognized as 2022 Webby Awards Official Honoree in 3 CategoriesMANCHESTER, NH, APRIL 20, 2022 — Alumni Ventures (AV) , one of the world’s most active venture capital firms, has been selected as a 2022 Webby Awards Official Honoree in the category of Best User Experience for its new website . The award was one of three categories where AV was named an honoree, along with accolades for the site’s use of animation and visual design. AV launched its new website last year in partnership with Swedish digital agency Varvet.
Alumni Ventures’ 10KE Program Expecting Its Largest Ever Applicant PoolMANCHESTER, NH, FEBRUARY 23, 2022 — The deadline for applications to Alumni Ventures’ 10,000 Entrepreneurs Program (10KE) is fast approaching. U.S. and Canadian undergraduates have until March 15 to submit their proposals to be considered for a $2,000 grant to support the pursuit of entrepreneurial internships. AV’s program directors report high interest in the grant and anticipate one of the largest applicant pools to date.
Michael Phillips: Vanguard Legal & Compliance LeaderVenture capital has historically been a challenging asset class for individuals to access, but it is no longer only available to the ultra-high-net-worth investor. Today, venture capital is an asset class that any accredited investor can own. Such access requires strong compliance, leading the way for Chief Compliance Officer Michael Phillips to join Alumni Ventures in 2020.
Alumni Ventures Wins "Best Alternative Investments Platform" AwardWith 25+ award categories, the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards recognizes outstanding companies from all over the fintech atmosphere. We are thrilled to announce that Alumni Ventures’ was awarded first place in Best Alternative Investments Platform alongside top-notch companies — Groundfloor (2nd Place) and Vinovest (3rd Place). Check below to watch the full awards ceremony.
Alumni Ventures' Portfolio Company Founders in Inc's Female 100Alumni Ventures is pleased to support a diverse group of entrepreneurs. We’re also pleased to note when those entrepreneurs receive some well-deserved mentions. Inc.’s recent annual Female Founders 100 List is a case in point. The list showcases and honors exceptional, trailblazing, and inspiring women entrepreneurs. This diverse group leads innovative companies across sectors and geographies. Congratulations to all those named, with a special callout below to our portco founders who made the list.