Jeff Sica, founder and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Circle Squared Alternative Investments (CSQ), has been appointed as a special advisor to the board of venture capital firm AITV.
Sica will now be part of a roster of what we believe to be are world-class subject matter specialists that AITV has assembled. In this capacity, he’ll provide the AITV investment team and, in some cases, the underlying portfolio companies, with strategic, financial, technological and commercial advice in an effort to help optimise returns for their investors. AITV developed this highly profiled and actively engaged network of collaborators ranging from fund managers and strategic investors to family offices and angel investors as a way to provide privileged access to a community of like-minded investors. CSQ’s specialisation in alternative assets and their commitment to creating long-term wealth for accredited investors aligns closely to AITV’s approach to venture investing and their alignment with their limited partners.
“Joining the AITV Board as a special advisor is particularly exciting as we jointly believe that demand for comprehensive expertise in the venture capital investment space and support from our platform of practiced outsourced services will better position AITV to meet the growing financial needs of their portfolio companies and investors,” says Sica. “What makes Circle Squared’s strategy valuable is we’re focused on very specialized illiquid and liquid alternative investments, an asset class which many advisors and their clients are unfamiliar. We can offer a robust suite of what we believe are the best ideas in technology and venture capital and a way to access those ideas directly or through a vehicle.”
CSQ has developed a platform that offers what we believe to be the most comprehensive research on alternative strategies available, providing specialised access, education and oversight to this exciting class of investments. Circle Squared prides itself on making alternative market strategies and endowment model investing accessible to families and investors.
“AITV is thrilled to be working with Jeff and we look forward to developing customised strategies with him to help optimise returns for our investors,” says Bill M Malloy III, General Partner at AITV. “Jeff’s extraordinary knowledge of various investing strategies follows perfectly in line with our approach to venture investing and help better meet the growing financial needs of our clients.
Whether that be commercialisation in EMEA, revenue opportunities or exit pathways, AITV is constantly looking for ways to leverage our ecosystem, either through investments in the Fund, or through direct investment opportunities in technology companies.”