An Introduction to Bascom Ventures

Wednesday, December 9th, 3:30 PM EST

Join us for a live 45-minute discussion of Bascom Ventures, Alumni Venture Group’s UWisconsin-focused fund. The discussion will be led by Greg Baker, the Founder and Managing Partner of the fund.

During the session, Greg will discuss:

  • The goal and structure of the fund
  • The value of the Alumni Venture Group model
  • Examples of companies the fund has invested in
  • Benefits of diversifying into venture capital
  • Minimum requirements needed to invest in the fund

There will be time for open questions and discussion during the call.

About Your Presenters

Greg Baker, Managing Partner - Bascom Ventures

Greg Baker, Managing Partner - Bascom Ventures

Greg is a highly accomplished executive with experience in corporate leadership, business development, startups, M&A, strategic planning, and more. He has spent much of his career growing business in the electrical products, packaging, and chemical industries. Throughout, he has been buying, selling, and combining companies to fit strategic goals. Previously, Greg served as President and CEO of 2D2C, developing safer energy-saving products. Greg was also VP Corporate Development and Acting Division President for a high-tech subsidiary at Woodhead Industries and Director Corporate Development for Tenneco. Greg has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin (’86) and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

Keaton Nankivil, Senior Associate - Bascom Ventures

Keaton Nankivil, Senior Associate - 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 an 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.

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