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Event Recap: Messari Mainnet 2022 Crypto ConferenceThe Messari Mainnet Crypto Conference in New York drew about 2,000 attendees in person including crypto enthusiasts, founders, and investors at a riverside venue. It was a smaller space as compared to last year’s event, as well as other conferences earlier in 2022. Nonetheless, it was still filled with executives from decade-old firms like Ripple and Coinbase who took to the stage along with execs from buzzy newer projects like Near, Aptos and Solana.
Meet AV’s Fall Blockchain Fund AdvisorsOur venture advisors serve as an important resource for our Blockchain Fund. We appointed industry experts from our personal networks to help review and score investment opportunities and provide overall guidance and counsel to our investing team. See below to learn about some of the advisors helping us build diversified portfolios of disruptive blockchain innovations.
Meet AV’s Fall Blockchain Fund Investing TeamBecause of the enormous potential of blockchain technology and the speed at which the market is moving, we are starting to raise Blockchain Fund 4. It will continue to be led by our full-time investing team: Managing Partner Ray Wu, Senior Principal Jack Statza, and Senior Principal Sophia Zhao.1
Meet the Team: Nancy Fechnay, Towerview VenturesNancy Fechnay serves as Partner of Towerview Ventures, a fund for Duke alumni and friends of the community. During her 15-year career in the investment and startup space, Nancy has co-founded three tech companies and worked at established VCs like Kleiner Perkins, GE Ventures, and Flight Ventures. Watch an interview with Nancy to learn about her role at Towerview Ventures, what excites her about venture capital, and why she chose to join Alumni Ventures.
Meet Alex Attard-ManchéWe’re pleased to welcome Alex Attard-Manché as a Principal for The Yard Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ fund for Harvard alumni and friends of the community. Alex is experienced in strategy, operations, and investing, with a particular passion for investments within the media, technology and sports, and consumer industries. Read more about her background and why she decided to join AV.
Recapping Dartmouth Innovation and Technology Festival 2022Spring is the right time to celebrate entrepreneurship at Dartmouth! From May 12-14, I headed to Hanover for the dedication of the new West End. The title of the event, “Dartmouth Innovation and Technology Festival,” speaks to the excitement on campus and in the Dartmouth ecosystem around startups. So thrilling! See below to read my key takeaways from the event.
Meet Alumni Ventures’ Ray WuAlumni Ventures’ Blockchain Fund offers a portfolio of high-potential, venture-backed companies innovating in areas like decentralized finance (DeFi), Web3, and other blockchain-related products. In this video, Managing Partner Ray Wu shares his background and discusses how the team sources and evaluates blockchain opportunities.1
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