How Alumni Ventures Became America’s Largest Venture Capital Fund for Accredited Investors
MANCHESTER, NH/ACCESSWIRE/December 28, 2022/ Many businesses succeed based on their ability to fill an unmet need or exploit a new opportunity. It’s the case for Alumni companiesa venture capital firm with more than 8,000 investors and $1 billion in capital raised, which has quickly become one of the most active venture capitalists in the world and the largest US venture capital fund for individual investors.
Venture capital investment was previously only available to institutional investors and the ultra-rich. It was simply not possible for most individual investors to access and participate in an asset class that has become famous for fueling the growth of many of the most successful companies in the world. From Apple to Tesla and Airbnb to Amazon, all have been venture-backed and have become groundbreaking companies rewiring industries around the world. Through innovative companies like Alumni Ventures, accredited individual investors can now access professional-grade venture capital investments and the opportunities for portfolio diversification and growth that have long been enjoyed by the world’s most sophisticated institutional investors. Since its inception in 2014, the company has raised over $1 billion from investors and in 2021, Alumni companies was the third most active venture capitalist in the world (Pitchbook 2021 Global League Tables), illustrating the immense interest and momentum of venture capital investing for individual investors.
A new approach to venture capital investing
Alumni Ventures brings a new and unique approach to investing in venture capital. The central objective of Alumni companies is to democratize venture capital investing for people of all experience levels and backgrounds. Their approach delivers professional-grade venture capital investment to people with insight and expertise that would otherwise be out of reach.
The community is a major force for Alumni companies, with a powerful network of more than 600,000 members in addition to more than 150 full-time employees. Their team streamlines and simplifies the entire process by creating diversified portfolios by sector, stage, geography and primary investor. So while adding venture capital to a portfolio provides diversification, the venture capital portfolio itself is also made up of a diverse set of venture capital-backed companies. Additionally, all investments are vetted by teams of highly experienced venture capitalists (who are full-time employees of Alumni Ventures) to ensure that each investment offers the potential for promising returns.
Extremely skilled in venture capital
Founder and CEO, Michael Collins, has been involved in the venture capital industry since 1986. Following the passage of the JOBS Act, Collins saw an opportunity to make venture capital more accessible to individuals. “Regardless of experience level, qualified investors can benefit significantly from the diversification and performance offered by VCs. Alumni companies was to ensure that individual investors had the opportunity to enhance their portfolio performance in a way that the largest and most sophisticated institutional investors have long enjoyed,” said Michael Collins.
By providing individuals with the opportunity to invest in venture capital, Alumni Ventures is leveling the investment landscape by enabling accredited investors to be at the forefront of companies that could revolutionize industries. With venture capital investments often outperforming public market equivalents over periods of 5, 15 and 25 years (according to Cambridge Associates), companies like Alumni Ventures should continue to thrive by providing accredited investors with enhanced tools to drive performance and portfolio diversification.
About Alumni Ventures
Alumni companies offers accredited individuals access to network-powered venture capital – a key asset class missing from the portfolios of many sophisticated investors.
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