Focused Funds

Smart, simple venture investing

We Offer Smart, Simple Venture Portfolios

We make it easy to own a portfolio of great venture-backed companies

 

  1. Large portfolios diversified by stage, sector, geography, and lead investors
  2. Professionally managed and co-investing alongside established VCs
  3. One check, simple tax documents, online 24/7 investor portal
  4. Exclusive investor benefits

Supplement with Focused Funds

Construct your own venture portfolio based on ideas that resonate with you

  1. Open to all accredited investors
  2. $25K minimums
  3. ~20-30 companies with a thematic investment strategy
  4. Co-invest alongside established lead investors
Anti-Bias Fund - OPEN NOW

Backing diverse teams and business models addressing systemic bias
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Emerging Markets Fund - CLOSED
AVG Basecamp Fund - CLOSED

Early stage seed and pre-seed startups
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Deep Tech Fund - CLOSED

Ventures tackling the hardest tech problems
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Post-COVID Fund - CLOSED

Ventures addressing the new Post-COVID-19 world
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Focused Fund Portfolio

Made possible by our ~50 investment professionals and network of 550k subscribers and community members

Focused Funds Team

Below are the AVG investing team members on our Focused Fund Nomination Committee, who determine if deals invested in and nominated by our various AVG funds are a fit for AVG Focused Funds. In evaluating deals, the Committee considers fit with the fund thesis and portfolio diversity across sector, stage, and geography. The Committee roster changes quarterly but is by policy 60% diverse (i.e., nonwhite male).


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Anton Simunovic
Chief Investment Officer

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Alexandra “Sasha” Jostrom-Reiser
Senior Associate, AVG Office of Investing
Notable Deals:
Relayr
Heaven’s Door

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David Beazley
Managing Partner

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David Shapiro
Managing Partner

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Jess Liu-Brown
Principal
Notable Deals:
Relayr
BlockFi
Carta

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Wayne Moore
Managing Partner

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Meera Oak
Principal

Investment Strategy

Co-investing alongside established lead investors

Our Secret Sauce

Powerful deal flow network

550k

COMMUNITY

550k subscribers and community members engaged in our venture ecosystem.

#3

ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE VC FIRMS

AVG was recognized by PitchBook as one of the the most active VC firms in the U.S. in 2019.

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PORTFOLIO COMPANIES

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