Building Fund 4: A Purple Arch Portfolio Update

Thursday, October 22nd, 2:30 PM EST

Hosted by David Beazley, Managing Partner and Erik Hammer, Sr. Principal of Purple Arch Ventures.

The deadline for Purple Arch Fund 4 is around the corner and the team is already beginning to deploy capital and build the portfolio. Join David and Erik to hear about some of the investments already made by Fund 4 and how they will continue to build a fully diversified venture portfolio.

The live, 30-minute discussion about Alumni Venture Group’s Northwestern-focused venture capital fund will be led by Purple Arch Ventures Managing Partner David Beazley (BS ’96, Medill ’98) and Principal Erik Hammer (Kellogg ’11).

During the session, the Purple Arch team will discuss:

  • A review of the current investments in Fund 4
  • The goal and structure of the fund
  • 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

David Beazley, Managing Partner - Purple Arch Ventures

David Beazley, Managing Partner - Purple Arch Ventures

David has played a leading role in many aspects of the VC investment cycle: structuring transactions as a fundless sponsor, improving operations as a consultant, leading management teams as a CEO, evaluating opportunities as an investor and advisor, and selling companies as a licensed business broker. Previously, he founded Synergy Financial, a private capital and consulting firm for entrepreneurs, PE professionals, and family offices. He started his investment career as a professional advisor managing millions in assets. David has an undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern and played for the two-time Big Ten Championship Northwestern Wildcats Football Team. He serves on the NUvention and Kellogg Entrepreneurial Center Advisory Boards.

Erik Hammer, Sr. Principal - Purple Arch Ventures

Erik Hammer, Sr. Principal - Purple Arch Ventures

Erik has worked with both traditional venture investors and corporate venture teams during his career. He has deep experience evaluating opportunities, structuring investments and advising management on value creation. Previously, he helped build the strategy and make investments for the PGA TOUR’s corporate ventures group. Erik began his career with Deloitte Consulting where he focused on corporate strategy and M&A engagements. He holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with High Honors. He has an MBA in Finance from Kellogg.

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