An Introduction to Alumni Ventures' Seed Fund

Thursday, October 14th, 2:00 PM EST

Watch our on-demand, 40-minute presentation about Alumni Ventures’ Seed Fund, our seed and pre-seed focused venture capital fund. A very early-stage fund like this one that offers both high risk and high rewards is a natural complement to a stage-diversified venture portfolio. This fund is power-law defined, but we think our large and focused team, network and value proposition to seed entrepreneurs, and strategy will maximize the chances of catching difference-making investments. The discussion is led by Alumni Ventures’ CEO, Mike Collins, and CIO, Anton Simunovic, and moderated by Senior Partner, Deborah Walden. The webinar recording does not feature our live Q&A, please make sure to join webinars live to participate in the discussion. 


During the session, we discuss:

  • The goal and structure of the fund
  • The value of the Alumni Ventures model
  • Some examples of current portfolio companies
  • The benefits of diversifying into venture capital
  • The minimum requirements needed to invest in the fund

* You must be accredited to invest in venture capital



About Your Presenters

Mike Collins | CEO | Alumni Ventures

Mike Collins | CEO | Alumni Ventures

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, the managing company for our fund, and launched Alumni Ventures’ 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. He holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering Science from Dartmouth and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Anton Simunovic | CIO | Alumni Ventures

Anton Simunovic | CIO | Alumni Ventures

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.

Moderated by: Deborah Walden | Senior Partner | Alumni Ventures

Moderated by: Deborah Walden | Senior Partner | Alumni Ventures

Deborah has over 25 years of experience working with social impact entrepreneurs and mission-driven leaders. Prior to joining Alumni Ventures, Deb was an independent consultant for business development and growth strategies, guiding founders through the early startup and launch phases of new social ventures and nonprofit organizations. Her clients included an MIT professor and former dean launching a venture to transform the higher education landscape, social ventures focused on national security and foreign policy, and a national organization building a global joint initiative for world leaders. She has worked in higher education advancement, nonprofit management, and as a Capitol Hill lobbyist, beginning her career as committee staff in the US Senate. Deborah holds a BS in political science from Birmingham-Southern College and a MA in Communication from American University.

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