15 Minutes to Understand Investing with Waterman Ventures

Tuesday, November 10th, 4:00 PM EST

Hosted by Ludwig Schulze ‘96, Managing Partner Waterman Ventures
Moderated by Peter MacEwan, General Manager

Join the Waterman Ventures team for a live one-hour webinar to learn more about Waterman Ventures and how venture capital can diversify your investment portfolio.

During the hour, we will cover:

  • Why venture capital may (or may not) be an appropriate part of your investment portfolio
  • How venture capital investments have done in the past and are largely uncorrelated from the public markets
  • How Waterman Ventures invests alongside 15 other alumni funds to maximize access to great companies
  • A few of the portfolio companies we have invested in
  • How much institutional investors like endowments place in venture capital
  • Basics of the investment process including our $50K minimum, using retirement accounts and potential tax benefits
  • Open Q&A

* You must be accredited to invest in venture capital

About Your Presenters

Ludwig Schulze ‘96, Managing Partner - Waterman Ventures

Ludwig Schulze ‘96, Managing Partner - Waterman Ventures

Ludwig has been on all sides of venture; as an entrepreneur, a corporate buyer of ventures and as a venture capitalist. Previous to Waterman, Ludwig experienced the daily realities of being an entrepreneur as Founder and CEO of a mobile payments venture that served 12M+ people. Earlier, he held general manager and business development roles within a Global 50 telecommunications manufacturer (Nokia) which included investing in and acquiring venture-backed businesses. His first experience in venture capital was with an $800M global fund, focused on enterprise and mobile software both before and after the dot.com crash. Ludwig began his career as a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. He has a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia.

Peter MacEwan, Senior General Manager - Alumni Ventures Group

Peter MacEwan, Senior General Manager - Alumni Ventures Group

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.

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