VC Masterclass: Seed Strategies of Super Angels

Alumni Ventures’ Seed Fund team reviews our approach to early-stage investing and introduces our Super Angel Partner Program

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Early-stage investing is a critical part of Alumni Ventures’ overall portfolio strategy. In this edition of VC Masterclass, AV’s Seed Fund team explains our approach to sourcing high-potential investment opportunities in fledgling startups, and how our Super Angel Partner Program plays a key role in that process.

Seed Fund Managing Partner Ron Levin and Senior Associate Brittney Wade review Alumni Ventures’ approach to early-stage investing and introduce our Super Angel Partner Program.

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In this video, Ron and Brittney discuss:

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    AV’s Seed Investing Strategy

    “I think of it as the top of a very large funnel. If we are in at the very first stages, once they get to series A, B, and C, we've been there the whole time.”
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    Super Angel Partner Program

    “We partner with angel investors to help share deal flow, and that's a really great way for us to get introduced to companies and expand our network.”
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    Our Seed Fund Investing Team

    “The Seed Fund team is focused entirely on pre-seed and seed deals. We're all sourcing not just through Super Angels, but through our networks and our community.”
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    Building a Diversified Seed Portfolio

    “We are investing in anything from healthcare to deep tech to FinTech and SaaS, and we've invested in companies out of China, Europe, North America, and beyond.”
Ron Levin
Ron Levin
Managing Partner, AV’s Seed Fund

Ron has held various entrepreneurial, leadership, and business development roles. He has been an angel investor and advisor to over a dozen startups. Ron was Co-Founder and CEO of TravelPerk, a VC-backed travel management platform that is now a “unicorn” company with thousands of employees and customers across the globe. Prior to TravelPerk, he started the B2B division of, and before that was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. Ron began his career at Lycos, one of the web’s pioneer search engine and web portals. Ron graduated from Babson College and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Brittney Wade
Brittney Wade
Senior Associate, AV’s Seed Fund

Brittney brings to her role product and operational experience from her time with enterprise and startup companies. Most recently, she worked with Trove, a Series D startup, where she led product development for the launch of Canada Goose’s first circular economy program. Brittney is a graduate of Columbia University and holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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