Westwood Ventures VC 201: Fund Investing
Have you asked yourself, “What other asset classes should I add into my investment portfolio, and wondered about venture capital and startups?” Watch this on-demand presentation, “VC 201: Fund Investing,” to learn more about some of the top questions our investors have asked us when considering having venture capital in their investment portfolio.
Watch below our presentation about Westwood Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ fund for UCLA alumni and friends of the community. The discussion was led by Westwood Ventures Managing Partner Ed Tsai and is open to all alumni and friends of UCLA.
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We covered a number of questions to see if venture capital is a good asset class for you:
- HomeWhat kind of companies does venture capital invest in?
- HomeWhat areas are VCs investing in now?
- HomeHow does Westwood Ventures / Alumni Ventures win deals?
- HomeWhat kind of financial outcomes are possible?
- HomeHow much should you allocate to Venture Capital?
- HomeWhat are next steps for if I want to have venture capital in my 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
Managing Partner, Westwood Ventures & Blockchain Fund
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).