Final Showing: An Introduction to Purple Arch Ventures

Tuesday, September 15th, 3:30 PM EST

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

As we head into fall and the end of our fundraising period, we want to offer one more opportunity to gain an introduction to Purple Arch Ventures. Join us for a live, 30-minute discussion about Alumni Venture Group’s Northwestern-focused venture capital fund. The discussion will be led by Purple Arch Ventures Managing Partner David Beazley (BS ’96, Medill ’98), Partner Wayne Moore (Kellogg ’09), and Principal Erik Hammer (Kellogg ’11).

During the session, the Purple Arch team 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

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.

Wayne Moore, Partner - Purple Arch Ventures

Wayne Moore, Partner - Purple Arch Ventures

Wayne has held positions in both successful startups and thriving tech firms and brings a wealth of operational experience building teams, executing deals, and developing clients. He is committed to the growth of the venture and tech community in Chicago, serves as an advisor to a number of startups, and is a founding board member of Great Lakes Academy Charter School. Previously, he led analysis, negotiation, and deal execution for the global content acquisition team at Netflix. Before that, he was VP of Business Development at Silver Chalice Ventures, a digital media startup owned by the Chicago White Sox. Wayne began his career in the US Navy, serving as a Surface Warfare Officer. He holds a BS in industrial engineering from Stanford and an MBA from Kellogg.

Erik Hammer, Principal - Purple Arch Ventures

Erik Hammer, 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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