About the Presenters:

Mike Collins
Mike Collins | CEO Alumni Ventures Group
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 Simunovic
Anton Simunovic | CIO
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.

Peter MacEwan
Peter MacEwan | General Manager
Peter has startup experience in both the non-profit and business sectors, a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from The Wharton School. Peter developed expertise building teams and strategic planning in the San Francisco Bay Area, driving growth across multiple seed- and early-stage companies (with many nights spent as informal adviser to a network of entrepreneurs). Peter has a passion for social impact and loves working with people who love what they do and strive to get better at it.


Venture Investing in the Post-COVID World

COVID-19 will lead to permanent changes in the world, as well as unique opportunities for new ventures that tackle these challenges. Existing companies will pivot and innovative startups will launch to address our new reality. AVG’s new Post-COVID fund will invest in a portfolio of companies offering timely solutions with both near- and long-term growth potential. We believe it’s a chance to both do well and do good.

CEO Mike Collins, CIO Anton Simunovic, and General Manager Peter MacEwan explore trends likely to emerge in the Post-COVID world, highlight venture-backed companies already addressing this new reality, and introduce AVG’s Post-COVID Fund.


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