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Why You May Want to Add Venture Capital to Your Portfolio

  1. VC returns have been strong over many periods1
  2. VC returns are largely uncorrelated with other asset classes2
  3. A great way to be an impact investor

Footnotes:
1. Cambridge Associates, Venture Capital Benchmarks
2. Top Tier, The Inverse Correlation Between Venture and Public Markets


Many Sophisticated Professional Asset Managers Invest Significantly in Venture Capital

  1. Many top-performing endowments allocate ~15%+ to venture capital and other private investments1
  2. More and more value is being created in private markets pre-IPO2
Footnotes:
1. Endowment and foundation data as reported to Cambridge Associates LLC
2. www.openviewpartners.com/blog/why-are-we-seeing-fewer-venture-capital-backed-ipos/#.XPawqNNKjBI


A Large, Diversified Portfolio is the Right Way to Invest in Venture Capital

  1. To maximize the chances of 3x fund returns, the bigger the portfolio, the better1
  2. AVG funds are diversified by stage, sector, geography, lead investor, and vintage year
Footnote:
1. Steve Crossan, “Modelling suggests rational venture investors should have bigger portfolios”

AVG: We Co-Invest Alongside Established VC Investors

  1. Venture capital is a Power Law (hits business) asset class1
  2. We access these investments through our subscriber and community member network
  3. Team of ~50 experienced venture investors dedicated to making the best venture investments possible
Footnote:
1. Steve Crossan, “Modelling suggests rational venture investors should have bigger portfolios”

The AVG Syndicate

 

Syndications are opportunities to invest in single asset funds that give you more exposure to a specific company you may be excited about and in which one or more of our AVG Funds will also be investing.

 

How it works:

  • Investors can opt into Syndication as they wish.
  • Opportunities are sourced by our 40+ full-time investment professionals and our Office of Investments.
  • All opportunities have passed our diligence process and are being invested in by one or more of our funds.
  • Minimums are typically $25K per opportunity, or $10K for Venture Club members.
  • Typically, only about 5-10% of our investments are offered to our Syndicate - normally when we are able to acquire a larger investment allocation.

RECENT DEAL

Rigetti is a full-stack quantum computing start-up. It focuses on designing and manufacturing superconducting quantum integrated circuits, building software to enable quantum computing, and integrating its systems into a cloud infrastructure.

Co-investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, and Y Combinator.

 

RECENT DEAL

Tembo Health provides a telemedicine platform connecting nursing home residents with specialized care providers through an intuitive video chat platform. This enables patients to access convenient, high-value specialty medical care at a safe distance.

Co-investors include Bloomberg Beta Founder and General Partner Karen Klein.

The AVG Family of Funds

Select the fund that fits your investing goals

Core Funds

Built for new venture investors who want a
smart, simple, diversified portfolio.

Focused Funds

Built for supplementing a Core Fund
with specific venture strategies.

Neither Alumni Ventures Group nor any related funds are sponsored by, affiliated with, or otherwise endorsed by any university.

Our Secret Sauce

The AVG Community

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COMMUNITY

550k subscribers and community members who refer deals, consult, and help portfolio companies.

#3

MOST ACTIVE VC FIRM

AVG was recognized by PitchBook as the third most active VC firm in the US in 2019.

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PORTFOLIO COMPANIES

Invest in deals most individuals never know about or get access to.

Access to Venture Deals Unavailable to Most Individuals

Made possible by our community

The AVG Investment Strategy

Co-investing alongside established venture investors

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