Co-Investing with Top Venture Firms in Select Deals
June 20, 2019 | Scott Murphy
Venture is a key asset class that is finally available to accredited investors. In this webinar, our Chief Investment Officer, Anton Simunovic, and Senior Partner, Alain Hanover explain why venture might be right for you, what distinguishes a smart portfolio, and how AVG makes venture investing smart and simple. We also illustrate AVG’s approach by reviewing one of our fastest-growing funds, The Select Fund, that offers investors a portfolio of 30-40 companies diversified across stage, sector, and geography.
About the Presenters
Anton Simunovic | Chief Investment Officer
Anton has 20+ years of technology experience as a proven venture capital investor, entrepreneur and operating executive in companies ranging in size from start-up to Fortune 10. Most recently, Anton founded and led Vener8 Technologies, a technology commercialization company he started with GE. Previously in his career, Anton led the Software and Internet Infrastructure Group at GE Equity where he directly invested $72 million in 10 companies generating more than $500 million of realized gains. Anton has substantial international experience in Canada, China, Europe and Israel, and has served on the board of directors of more than 20 private and public companies. Anton has a BSc. Engineering from Queen’s University in Canada, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Alain Hanover | Senior Partner
Alain has 30+ years of experience as a VC, angel investor, CEO, serial entrepreneur, Board Member, and advisor. He was Co-founder of Common Angels, New England’s leading investment group; Managing Director and CEO of Navigator Technology Ventures, a high-tech VC firm funded by Draper Lab; and CEO of Viewlogic, an innovative chip design software company. Alain has mentored over 100 MIT high-tech spinoffs and served on the MassTech Board through the terms of six governors. He was honored as Inc Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year. He has BSEE and SB Math degrees from MIT, SM Computer Science from Harvard, and OPM from Harvard Business School.
Luis Santiago | VP of Community
Luis is an experienced strategy, operations, and sales leader. Prior to AVG, he held roles in corporate strategy and customer experience at Liberty Mutual. Earlier, he helped lead business development and client relationship operations for BCA Research, a firm serving traditional asset managers, RIAs, and hedge fund managers.