Final Showing: An Introduction to Chestnut Street Ventures

Tuesday, September 15th, 2:00 PM EST

As we head into fall and the end of our fundraising period, we want to offer one more opportunity to gain an introduction to Chestnut Street Ventures. Join us for a live, 45-minute discussion about Alumni Venture Group’s UPenn-focused venture capital fund. The discussion will be led by Chestnut Street Ventures Managing Partner Brian Keil (WG ‘92) and Principal Jonathan Meltzer (BS ‘99).

During the session, Brian and Jonathan 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

* You must be accredited to invest in venture capital



About Your Presenters

Brian Keil, Managing Partner - Chestnut Street Ventures

Brian Keil, Managing Partner - Chestnut Street Ventures

Brian is a seasoned venture capitalist with over 20 year of investing experience across a range of industries.Before joining Chestnut Street Ventures, Brian was the Managing Director for New York Ventures, the venture capital arm of the State of New York. Prior to New York Ventures, Brian was VP of Strategy & Corporate Development at Arbitron (now Nielsen Audio) and a Managing Director at the Peacock Fund, the venture capital arm of NBC Universal. Before joining the Peacock Fund, Brian worked at GE Capital and Bain & Co.Brian holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School and a BS in Industrial Engineering from The University of Southern California.

Jonathan Meltzer, Principal - Chestnut Street Ventures

Jonathan Meltzer, Principal - Chestnut Street Ventures

Jonathan is responsible for sourcing, conducting due diligence on, and executing venture capital investments at Chestnut Street Ventures. He previously spent 12 years investing in private companies at two single-family offices and at American Capital. Jonathan began his career as an investment banker as an analyst at Wasserstein Perella and subsequently joined Goldman Sachs as an associate. He received his BS in Economics cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA with honors from Columbia Business School.

Moderator: Peter MacEwan - General Manager

Moderator: Peter MacEwan - General Manager

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.

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