Seed Investing: 10 Tips and Tricks

Wednesday, October 28th, 2:00 PM EST

Join an illuminating conversation with AVG Basecamp Managing Partners Catherine Lu and Wayne Moore to hear the strategies and criteria they use to evaluate early-stage companies. When revenue is scarce and the team is thin, what do you judge?

Our panel will discuss and illustrate their unique evaluation framework, including:

  • Founder/ market fit
  • Founder’s preparedness to grow a VC-backed company
  • Founding Team’s ability to sell and hire
  • Opportunity and competitive landscape

Reserve your spot today. We’ll save time for your questions during the webinar, but please submit any in advance that you’d like us to address.

*You must be accredited to invest in venture capital



About Your Presenters

Catherine Lu, Managing Partner - AVG Basecamp Fund

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.

Wayne Moore, Managing Partner - AVG Basecamp Fund

Wayne Moore, Managing Partner - AVG Basecamp Fund

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.

Luis Santiago, Senior General Manager - Alumni Ventures Group

Luis Santiago, Senior General Manager - Alumni Ventures Group

Luis is an experienced strategy, operations, and sales leader who joined Alumni Ventures Group in 2018. Prior to AVG, he held several positions at Liberty Mutual, including roles in corporate strategy and customer experience. Most recently, he served as the Director of Strategic Initiatives, where he led large-scale projects across Liberty Mutual’s 8,000-person U.S. Claims organization. Earlier, Luis led business development and client relationships operations in the Northeast US for BCA Research, a firm serving traditional asset managers, RIAs, and hedge fund managers. Luis holds a B.S. from Boston College and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

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