VC 101: Why Venture Capital

A compelling case for adding venture to your portfolio

Alumni Ventures CEO Mike Collins and CIO Anton Simunovic
Written by

Luke Antal

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2 min

AV Co-Founder Luke Antal’s VC 101 video series provides insights on venture capital essentials. In this episode, the AV Chief Community Officer presents a short video explaining the potential benefits of adding venture to your portfolio.

In this episode of VC 101, we invite you to watch this video featuring our Founder and CEO Mike Collins to learn more about how venture capital works and why it might be a valuable addition to your portfolio.

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Since AV was founded, we’ve introduced accredited investors to venture capital in ways that hasn’t been possible before. Once solely the domain of large institutions and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, AV has democratized access to the venture capital asset class. We help accredited investors build a portfolio of promising startups to tap into the tremendous potential value of private companies before they go public.

Luke Antal
Luke Antal
Co-Founder & Chief Community Officer, Alumni Ventures

Luke Antal is a Co-Founder of Alumni Ventures and is an experienced startup and tech executive with a focus on marketing, sales operations, and customer experience. As the firm’s Chief Community Officer, Luke has built and oversees many of the processes, systems, and teams that contribute to the firm’s fundraising initiatives. He has scaled many startups as a founder or employee #1. He is the Founder of the AV Venture Fellow Program, which is a one-of-a-kind career accelerator and educational experience that is a groundbreaking on-ramp to a career in VC. Luke has an AB in Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College.

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