Yard Ventures Presents: Venture Investing in Uncertain Times

Investing in VC 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.

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Join Yard Ventures’ Managing Partner Michael Madden and Principal Alex Attard-Manché for a live, 45-minute discussion about venture investing during times of market uncertainty. The Yard Ventures is Alumni Ventures’ fund for Harvard alums and friends of the community, but all are welcome to join us. During the session, they will discuss:

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    Why VC is not correlated to public markets
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    A deeper explanation of VC returns versus other asset classes
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    Why now is a compelling time to add VC 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 presenters

Michael Madden
Michael Madden

Managing Partner

Michael is a Co-Founder of Alumni Ventures and has been the Managing Partner of The Yard Ventures since inception. Working alongside a great team, Michael has invested in over 120 companies on the way to building large, diversified venture capital portfolios for our Yard investors. Prior to joining the early team at Alumni Ventures, Michael had been a venture investor, board member, and advisor while at firms such as Summit Partners, Polaris Venture Partners, Edison Partners, and Square One. He earned an AB from Harvard University, where he was a four-year letter winner in both Varsity Football and Varsity Baseball. Michael later received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Alex Attard-Manché
Alex Attard-Manché


Alex is a Principal at The Yard Ventures and is experienced in strategy, operations, and investing. Prior to The Yard, she was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Bertelsmann, working within world-leading divisions across publishing, music, and TV, as well as Bertelsmann investments (who has over $1 billion invested). She began her career in London, firstly within media research at a leading European boutique firm before moving into strategy consulting and then working at the BBC. She has experience as an investor at two Boston-based venture capital funds and has a particular passion for investments within the media, technology and sports, and consumer industries. Alex received her BA and MA in Theology from the University of Oxford, Trinity College and her MBA from Harvard Business School.

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