Hosted by Luke Antal, CCO & Venture Fellow Program Founder at Alumni Ventures Group
Join Alumni Ventures’ Fellow Program (VFP) Founder and AVG CCO Luke Antal for a roundtable discussion with VFP alumni currently working in venture at AVG or one of our funds. Hear from former Fellows who stayed with AVG for their next steps and learn how AVG impacted their career-paths in venture.
In this webinar we will cover:
- Basic information about Alumni Ventures and the Venture Fellow Program
- Typical background of Venture Fellows
- How the Venture Fellow Program helps create access points for careers in venture
- Live Q&A from our audience
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Luke Antal | CCO & VFP Founder | Alumni Ventures Group
Luke is an experienced entrepreneur with a focus on marketing, sales operations, and customer experience. He has a background in private equity, and has scaled several startups as employee #1, including bootstrapped, angel-backed and venture backed companies. His first company, Urban Escapes, was acquired by LivingSocial. He is also the Founder of the AVG Venture Fellow Program. Luke has an AB in Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College.
Krithika Kumar | Principal | Strawberry Creek Ventures
Krithika is a member of Strawberry Creek Ventures where she brings experience in venture capital, entrepreneurship, and scientific research to the team. Krithika has led diligence and sourced deals as a Venture Partner at Humboldt Fund and a Senior Venture Fellow at Castor Ventures. Prior to venture capital, she co-founded a cognitive fitness company to enhance brain performance across the age spectrum. She also served as the Director of Business Development at Prime Biologics where she established strategic partnerships in the US, EU, and emerging markets. Krithika did her postdoctoral research studying the gut microbiome at Cornell University and has a Ph.D. in biological sciences from Texas A&M University.
Catherine Lu | Managing Partner | AVG Basecamp Fund
Catherine is a Managing Partner at Basecamp where she looks to back high-performance, high-integrity founders. Prior to Basecamp, she was the Senior Principal at Spike Ventures, AVG’s fund for Stanford alums. She has also been both an operator and founder. Previously, she was Director of Product at DataVisor (backed by NEA and Sequoia), an enterprise company offering an unsupervised machine learning fraud solution; during her tenure, she helped the company grow from less than $1M to over $8M in ARR. She also co-founded Fancy That, a retail AI company which was acquired by Palantir in 2015. Catherine received a BS and MS in Computer Science from Stanford, graduating with distinction and focusing on artificial intelligence.
Peter MacEwan | Senior General Manager | Alumni Ventures Group
Peter has startup experience in both the non-profit and business sectors, a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from The Wharton School. Peter developed expertise building teams and strategic planning in the San Francisco Bay Area, driving growth across multiple seed- and early-stage companies (with many nights spent as informal adviser to a network of entrepreneurs). Peter has a passion for social impact and loves working with people who love what they do and strive to get better at it.
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.
Spandan Saha | Portfolio Services Manager | Alumni Ventures Group
Spandan leads the Portfolio Impact team at Alumni Ventures. He is also a TechStars mentor and has served as a Fellow for Blue Ivy Ventures. Prior to earning his MBA from Yale, he worked for Accenture as a Consultant & Venture Associate, as well as for UNICEF, where his project won the United Nations Public Services Award in 2015. Spandan also founded his company Quadshotz that same year which he later sold it to EditFx in 2017 when he was only 26 years old, making Quadshotz the first-ever Indian drone start-up to be acquired. Spandan was also featured in the Economic Times Young Leaders list in 2017, regarded as the Indian equivalent of the Forbes 30 under 30.