An Introduction to Bascom Ventures

Tuesday, October 19th, 2:00 PM EST

Watch our on-demand, 45-minute presentation about Bascom Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ Wisconsin-focused venture capital fund. The discussion is led by Managing Partner Greg Baker, Principal Keaton Nankivil, and Senior Partner Dan Burns, and is open to all alumni and friends of Wisconsin. 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 will 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



Meet Your Presenter

Greg Baker | Managing Partner | Bascom Ventures

Greg Baker | Managing Partner | Bascom Ventures

Greg has been a Managing Partner with Alumni Ventures since 2017. He is the Founder of Bascom Ventures and runs Towerview Ventures and has made more than 100 investments as a member of Alumni Ventures. These investments include: American Gene Technologies, SHINE Medical, Mission Bio, Axiom Space, Matchwell, and many others. Prior to joining AV, Greg was a highly accomplished executive with experience in corporate leadership, business development, startups, M&A, strategic planning, and more. He spent much of his career growing businesses in the electrical products, packaging, and chemical industries. Greg has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin (’86) and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University (’91).

Keaton Nankivil | Principal | Bascom Ventures

Keaton Nankivil | Principal | Bascom Ventures

Keaton has spent his career focused on high-level teamwork. A proud Wisconsin Basketball alumnus, he started his career playing professional basketball in Europe. He played for and led teams in competitions across Europe, including stops in Germany, Spain, Latvia and Italy. When he returned from overseas, his career focus shifted to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. He has worked with both institutional and corporate venture teams and completed and MBA with a focus on entrepreneurship. He holds a BS in kinesiology from UW-Madison and an MBA from the Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking from the Wisconsin School of Business.

Dan Burns | Senior Partner | Alumni Ventures

Dan Burns | Senior Partner | Alumni Ventures

Dan is a Senior Partner with Alumni Ventures. He has over 27 years of experience working with accredited investors in public markets. The majority of his career has been spent with families developing and implementing financial plans. Dan is a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine where he received his Bachelors Degree in History and captained both the indoor and outdoor track teams.

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