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Entrepreneur in the Spotlight: Compound CEO Janine Yorio
October 30, 2019

As fast-growing cities have become increasingly expensive places to live, it has become difficult for the people who work and live in those cities to buy homes there.  They are typically typically blocked by significant capital requirements and a real fear of making a bad investment decision. Compound has developed a technology platform and proprietary […]

Paper Gains Explained
October 28, 2019

Between their initial seed round and preparing for an exit or IPO, successful companies regularly raise capital which assesses the value of their business. AVG’s Chief Investment Officer Anton Simunovic outlines the process companies and venture capitalists use to determine valuation, and how an up-round can signal strong exit returns. AVG: What is a company’s […]

Support the Builders, Makers, and Creators
October 25, 2019

I believe the world needs more builders, makers, and creators. That’s not to run down the lawyers or investment bankers who make their contributions. But it’s the work of the builders, makers, and creators that will help the world take its next great leap forward. When you least expect it, they’ll challenge us to see […]

What Sea Turtles Can Teach Us About Venture Capital Diversification
October 18, 2019

Baby sea turtles are born into a dangerous world. Each clutch of about a hundred eggs will endure a never-ending gauntlet of hungry birds, deadly waves, and deep sea predators. Only 2% of these young reptiles will ever make it to adulthood. Like the sea turtle, startups face many obstacles to survive. The US Department […]

Meet Larry Jen, Managing Partner at Westwood Ventures
October 3, 2019

Larry Jen is one of the most recent additions to AVG’s investment teams, serving as Managing Partner of the recently launched fund for UCLA alumni, Westwood Ventures. Larry sat down with us to talk about what sparked his interest in VC and how he got started in the industry. What’s your connection to UCLA?   I […]

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