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Meet Alumni Ventures’ Edward TsaiAlumni Ventures’ spring Blockchain Fund will offer a portfolio of high-potential, venture-backed companies innovating in areas like decentralized finance (DeFi), Web3, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and other blockchain-related products. The spring fund is actively managed by three experienced investment professionals, Managing Partner Ed Tsai, Principal Yiwen Li, and Analyst Drew Wandzilak. In this video, Managing Partner Ed Tsai introduces himself and discusses how the team sources and evaluates blockchain opportunities. 1
Meet Naren RamaswamyWe’re pleased to welcome Naren Ramaswamy as a Senior Associate for Spike Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ fund for Stanford alumni and friends of the community. Naren combines a technical engineering background with experience at startups and VC firms. Read more about his background and why he decided to join AV.
Sustainable Aviation: Getting to Carbon NeutralIn this video, Ron Levin of The Yard Ventures (AV’s fund for the Harvard community) is joined by sustainable aviation expert Robin Riedel to discuss the road to improving the environmental impacts of air transportation. Robin is a Partner at McKinsey & Company and an MIT alum.
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.
Case Study: How We Built a Relationship with LaceworkLacework brings automation, speed, and scale to cloud security, enabling security and DevOps teams to keep data and applications in the cloud safe. Multiple Alumni Ventures funds have invested in Lacework, most recently a $1.3 billion Series D raised at an $8.3 billion valuation. We sat down with members of our investment team to learn how AV’s network-powered approach helped us connect with Lacework and access additional investment opportunities at higher valuations. 1