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The Importance of a Large, Diversified Venture Portfolio
February 21, 2020

For a long time, buying into one-off angel deals was considered state-of-the-art venture investing. But what does the data tell us about the importance of having a large, diversified venture portfolio? Watch the video below to learn more from Anton Simunovic (Chief Investment Officer, AVG), Mike Collins (Founder and CEO, AVG), Laura Rippy (Managing Partner, […]

EP 61: Baking a Healthy, Entrepreneurial Snack
February 18, 2020 Brianna Makaric | Founder of BRITE Bites

Brianna Makaric struggled to find a healthy snack that fit her dietary needs. So she decided to create BRITE Bites, made with high-quality superfoods and probiotics to help support your immune and digestive systems. Brianna is a Grant Recipient from the 10,000 Entrepreneurs program (or 10KE), a nonprofit founded by Alumni Ventures Group to help young adults explore entrepreneurial careers.

Venture Returns Outperform Public Markets
February 11, 2020

Top-quartile venture capital has outperformed the S&P by ~2x over the last 5-, 10-, 15-, and 25-year periods. The VC industry as a whole has outperformed the public markets on each of those time horizons as well. AVG provides actively indexed venture portfolios to investors and co-invests alongside top-quartile venture firms in the overwhelming majority of its deals.

EP 60: The Tax Benefits Most Venture Investors Aren’t Aware Of
February 4, 2020

Many people are unaware of the potential tax advantages available to accredited venture investors. Individuals invested in Qualified Small Business Stock can claim a federal tax exemption on up to $10M of capital gains. Peter Loukianoff of Strawberry Creek Ventures and Andrea Kushner of Alliance Bernstein discuss QSBS and other advantages of investing in venture capital.

Spirits & Startups: Celebrating the Double Bottom Line in NYC
January 31, 2020

In December 2019, nearly 200 members of AVG’s community gathered at Lightbox in NYC for the latest installment of Spirits & Startups, the firm’s regular investor appreciation series.

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