Social Impact Fund

Smart, Simple Venture Investing with Social Impact

Investment Thesis

Venture investing for double-bottom line investors

We invest in ventures that have a positive social impact by searching for good investments that directly support good causes such as sustainability, education, community building, economic opportunity, poverty alleviation, and more.

  1. Returns of impact investing are comparable to those of conventional funds (Cambridge Associates)
  2. In some instances, social impact investment performance has been even stronger than returns experienced by other funds (Cambridge Associates)
  3. Impact investing is anticipated to grow to more than $300B by 2020 (McKinsey)

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 Social Impact 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
  • Social Impact 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

Social Impact Fund Portfolio

Made possible by our 40+ investment professionals and network of 500k community members
The bottom line: access to great venture deals

Social Impact Fund Management Team

Led by experienced venture capitalists

Notable Deals:
BetterView
Burrow
SHIFT

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Gail Gilbert Ball
Senior Partner

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Anton Simunovic
Chief Investment Officer

Advisory Board


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Bruce Cahan
Venture Advisor

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Heather Van Dusen
Venture Advisor
Notable Deals:
SimpliSafe
JUMP
STRIVR

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Erin Kutner McCafferty
Partner

Investment Strategy

Co-investing alongside top lead investors

Our Secret Sauce

The world’s most powerful deal flow network

500k

COMMUNITY

500k 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.