Livestream Event:
Building a Smart Venture Portfolio
Tuesday, March 24th
2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT

Join us for a live, one-hour webinar to learn more about:
1. 5 Dos and Don'ts of Venture Investing
2. Evaluate a venture investment with our CIO
3. Q&A with our CEO

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Program Details

Alumni Ventures Group presents an interactive workshop on the smart way to build a venture capital portfolio. Our CEO and CIO will discuss the place of venture in portfolios of sophisticated investors, how to minimize risks and maximize gains, and walk through several deal case studies, sharing insider tips for evaluating investments.

  1. Five Do’s and Don’ts of Venture Investing
  2. How to Dissect a Venture Deal
  3. Q&A AVG’s CEO and CIO

Alumni Ventures Group has been providing smart, simple venture portfolios since 2014 — and in 2019 AVG was the 3rd most active VC investor in the US and the 7th most active globally, in PitchBook’s 2019 Annual Global League Tables report. We’re excited to share our learnings & approach as we expand the community of entrepreneurship and bring more investors into the innovation economy.

Mike Collins - Chief Executive Officer


Mike has been involved in almost every facet of venturing, from angel investing to venture capital, new business and product launches, and innovation consulting. He is currently CEO of Alumni Ventures Group, the managing company for our fund, and launched AVG’s first alumni fund, Green D Ventures, where he oversaw the portfolio as Managing Partner and is now Managing Partner Emeritus. Mike is a serial entrepreneur who has started multiple companies, including Kid Galaxy, Big Idea Group (partially owned by WPP), and RDM. He began his career at VC firm TA Associates firm. He holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering Science from Dartmouth and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Anton Simonovic - Chief Investment Officer


Anton has 20+ years of technology experience as a proven venture capital investor, entrepreneur and operating executive in companies ranging in size from start-up to Fortune 10. Most recently, Anton founded and led Vener8 Technologies, a technology commercialization company he started with GE. Previously in his career, Anton led the Software and Internet Infrastructure Group at GE Equity where he directly invested $72 million in 10 companies generating more than $500 million of realized gains. Anton has substantial international experience in Canada, China, Europe and Israel, and has served on the board of directors of more than 20 private and public companies. Anton has a BSc. Engineering from Queen’s University in Canada, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.