Building Fund 4: A Bascom Portfolio Update

Wednesday, February 10th, 3:30 PM EST

Hosted by Greg Baker, Managing Partner, and Keaton Nankivil, Senior Associate of Bascom Ventures

Bascom Fund 4 is winding down its capital raising period and is already beginning to deploy capital to build its portfolio. Join Greg and Keaton to hear about some of the investments already made by Bascom Ventures and how they will continue to build a fully diversified venture portfolio for Fund 4.

The live, 30-minute discussion of Alumni Venture Group’s University of Wisconsin-focused venture capital fund will be led by Bascom Ventures Managing Partner Greg Baker (’86) and Senior Associate Keaton Nankivil (B.S., ‘17 & M.B.A. ’20).

During the session, the Bascom team will discuss:

  • A review of current investments in the portfolio
  • The goal and structure of the fund
  • The 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

* You must be accredited to invest in venture capital.

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 businesses 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 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.

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