The Case for Venture Investing in 2022 with Westwood Ventures
Investing in venture capital has long been a best practice of institutional investors and ultra high net-worth individuals. We think that accredited individuals should also consider adding this asset class to their portfolio to take advantage of its diversity and return characteristics.
Join Westwood Ventures’ Managing Partner Edward Tsai for a live, 45-minute presentation about venture investing during times of market uncertainty. Westwood Ventures is Alumni Ventures’ fund for UCLA alumni and friends of the community. During the session, they will discuss:
- HomeHistorical allocation of institutional investors
- HomeWhy venture capital is not correlated to public markets
- HomeDeeper explanation of the performance of the venture capital asset class
- HomeWhy now is a compelling time to add venture capital to your portfolio
Note: You must be accredited to invest in venture capital. Important disclosure information can be found at av-funds.com/disclosures.
About your presenter
Edward has 15+ years of investment experience in the U.S. and China, including a successful track record with investments such as Cruise Automation (acq. by GM), Life360 (IPO), Palantir (IPO), and Brave Software. In addition, Edward has served on the limited partner advisory committees at Cendana Capital and Ten Eleven Ventures, and he has deep operating experience at tech and cybersecurity companies. Most recently, he was Director of Investments at enterprise security company Qianxin, where he led $700 million in fundraising, ran multiple M&A deals, and managed a large investment portfolio. As Assistant GM for Qianxin, he also incubated their cybersecurity spinout fund Security Capital. At 360, he led International Investments and Strategic Development. He started his venture career as Vice President at DCM, a global early-stage VC firm managing $4 billion. He holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from UCLA, where he is a Kauffman Fellow (class of ’15).