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An Introduction to Strawberry Creek VenturesJoin us for a 45-minute presentation about Strawberry Creek Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ UC Berkeley-focused venture capital fund. The discussion is led by Strawberry Creek Ventures’ Managing Partner Matt Caspari and is open to all alumni and friends of UC Berkeley.
Brave Health: Supporting Improved Mental Health CareBetween 2019 and 2020, approximately 21% of adults (over 50 million Americans) experienced a form of mental illness — and over half did not receive treatment. Similarly, 93.5% of adults with a substance use disorder did not receive treatment in the past year. Those statistics help explain why a majority of Americans believe that reducing healthcare costs and dealing with drug addiction are top priorities the nation should address.
Axoft: Brain Implants for Neurological DiseasesAn estimated one billion people worldwide struggle with a neurological condition such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Unfortunately, contemporary neurotechnology treatments pose many health risks. Current implants are inflexible, increasing the chances of probe breaking, migrating beyond desired brain location, causing inflammation, and recruiting fewer brain cells.
VC 101: What’s the Difference Between Private Equity and Venture Capital?AV Co-Founder Luke Antal’s VC 101 video series provides insights on venture capital essentials. In this episode, the AV Chief Community Officer considers the difference between two key alternative asset classes: venture capital and private equity.
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Overview on Investing in Congress Avenue VenturesJoin us for a 45-minute presentation about Congress Avenue Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ University of Texas-focused venture capital fund. The discussion is led by Congress Avenue Ventures’ Managing Partner Rob Adams, Principal Brook Stroud, and Venture Analyst Patrick Sweeney and is open to all alumni and friends of the University of Texas.
Petra: Revolutionary Infrastructure TunnelingThere is no shortage of climate and manmade disasters that threaten utility infrastructures, such as pipelines, electrical grids, and telecommunications backbones. Since 1980, extreme weather and climate events have cost municipalities and private companies an average of $2.295 trillion, while leaving homes and businesses without power for weeks at a time.
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Diversify into Venture Capital in 2023Looking back, 2022 has been an important reminder that sophisticated portfolios should be diversified, including alternative assets like VC. Alumni Ventures makes it easy for accredited investors to add professional venture capital to their portfolios with our smart, simple venture funds. If you’re interested in learning more and intrigued to grow your understanding of the venture capital asset class, register today.
Taking a Closer Look at Alumni Ventures’ Seed FundAlumni Ventures’ Seed Fund allows accredited investors to own a diversified portfolio of ~20-30 venture-backed pre-seed and seed-stage companies — rigorously vetted and scored by our experienced teams. Each vintage features high-tech game-changers and disruptive business models from a variety of sectors, regions, and lead investors.