Fund Introduction & Portfolio Update: Stadium Avenue, Comm Ave, and Yoshino Ventures

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Watch our on-demand webinar on three of Alumni Ventures’ funds: Stadium Avenue Ventures, Yoshino Ventures, and Comm Ave Ventures.

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Stadium Avenue Ventures, Yoshino Ventures, and Comm Ave Ventures are Alumni Ventures’ venture capital funds for Purdue, University of Washington, and Boston University alumni and community, respectively.

This presentation is an excellent opportunity to see members of the Alumni Ventures team and hear about our approach to investing in private-stage companies.

Our session was hosted by SVP of Investor Relations Hilary Ncala and Senior Principal Yev Gelfand.

Alumni Ventures is America’s largest venture capital firm for individual investors, consisting of 30+ unique funds specific to alumni communities as well as funds aligned to certain sectors, like AI, or stages, like seed-stage companies.

During the session, we covered:

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    The goal and structure of the funds
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    Alumni Ventures' approach to investing
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    The benefits of investing in venture capital
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    Minimum requirements needed to invest
About Alumni Ventures

Note: You must be accredited to invest in venture capital. Important disclosure information can be found at av-funds.com/disclosures

About your presenters

Hilary Ncala
Hilary Ncala

SVP of Investor Relations

Hilary is a demonstrated leader with a wealth of experience in nurturing exceptional customer experiences. As Senior Vice President of Investor Relations at Alumni Ventures, she has a keen understanding of client needs. Hilary joined AV in 2016, bringing a rich background in Financial Services, Program Management, and experienced leadership. She is highly skilled in building and developing teams. Her unwavering dedication and deep passion for customer experience is underscored by her emphasis on empathy, communication, and problem-solving. Hilary’s commitment lies in enhancing our investors’ journey, fostering engagement, and nurturing enduring relationships. Hilary graduated Summa Cum Laude from Fisher College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management & Marketing.

Yevgeny Gelfand
Yevgeny Gelfand

Senior Principal, Alumni Ventures

Prior to joining AV, Yevgeny spent 15 years as a serial innovator at BlackRock. He was part of the original “skunkworks” team that conceived and seeded PennyMac Mortgage (exited successfully via IPO). He was also a founding member of the Financial Markets Advisory group (over $2 billion in cumulative revenue), which advised the Federal Reserve, U.S. Treasury, and over a dozen foreign governments. Yevgeny separately founded and led the Risk Advisory practice, coupling proprietary SaaS technology with investment consulting to grow the business from zero to over $1 trillion in assets under advisory. Internationally, Yevgeny drove the expansion of BlackRock in India — growing the employee base from 45 to 1,500 in two years — and the Middle East. He also participated in BlackRock’s first-ever Global Innovation Summit, where he incubated a new type of retirement product. Prior to BlackRock, Yevgeny conceived, prototyped, and patented a new design for the internal combustion engine. He is a CFA charterholder and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation, in addition to several FINRA regulatory licenses (series 7, 24, and 63). Yevgeny received his BA in Economics and Biomedical Engineering from Yale University.

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