Elite Engineers Fund

Tech Solving the Hardest Problem

Investment Thesis

Investing in companies addressing compelling tech opportunities

The Elite Engineers Fund invests in venture companies solving some of tech’s hardest problems.

  1. Tech is one of the fastest growing sectors, with total annual venture deal value in 2017 was 3x the size it was 20 years ago
  2. Technology companies dominate the list of the most valuable private companies (26 out of the top 30 companies, according to Pitchbook Top 30)
  3. From 1997-2015, tech sectors were at the top for venture capital returns, with the highest returns

How it Works

Data-driven and process-based investors

Deal Sourcing and Diligence

  • 40 investment professionals sourcing deals out of 5 offices
  • Supplemented by eyes & ears support from our network of 350K+ alumni
  • Data-rich and process-based diligence with rigorous deal scoring
  • Experienced and specific Investment Committee support
  • Co-invest alongside world’s best venture investors

Investment Process

  • Every deal sourced by one of our alumni funds is screened to determine if it fits within the Elite Engineers Fund investment mandate
  • AVG’s centralized investment team, led by our CIO and office of investing, makes investment selections from the potential deals to optimize diversification by stage, sector, and geography to create a portfolio of 30-40 deals
  • Elite Engineers Fund portfolios are constructed over a period of approximately 12-18 months and represent a mix of deals sourced and sponsored by our alumni funds

Smart, Simple Venture Investing

Open to All Accredited Investors

Smart

  • Portfolio consists of 30-40 companies, diversified by stage, sector, and geography within the investment mandate
  • Venture portfolio professionally managed by our experienced investment team
  • Co-Invest alongside the worlds best venture investors

Simple

  • $50K minimum investment
  • Online signing process takes just minutes
  • World class support from our Investor Relations team

Elite Engineers Fund Portfolio

Made possible by our 40+ investment professionals and network of 400k community members
The bottom line: access to great venture deals

Elite Engineers Fund Management Team

Led by experienced venture capitalists

Notable Deals:
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Applix
EverQuote

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Alain Hanover
Senior Partner

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Anton Simunovic
Chief Investment Officer

Advisory Board

Notable Deals:
Intuit
Jenny Craig
Sapho

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Michael Collins
Chief Executive Officer
Notable Deals:
Capella Space
Haven
Lily AI

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Catherine Lu
Principal
Notable Deals:
Relayr
Exicure

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Wayne Moore
Partner
Notable Deals:
Contraline
Sana.io
SQZ Biotech

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Sohila Zadran
Principal

Investment Strategy

Co-investing alongside top lead investors

Our Secret Sauce

The world’s most powerful deal flow network

400k

COMMUNITY

400k alumni of top universities engaged in our venture ecosystem.

#1

MOST ACTIVE VC FIRM

AVG was recognized by PitchBook as the most active VC firm in the U.S. in 2018.

336

PORTFOLIO COMPANIES

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