Women's Fund

Smart, Simple Venture Investing in Women Leaders

Investment Thesis

Smart, simple investing in women-focused ventures

The Women’s Fund invests in opportunities that support women entrepreneurs, and companies with a direct positive impact on women in the areas of opportunity, health, education, and wellbeing

  1. Investments in companies with at least one female founder performed 63% better than investment with all-male teams
  2. Businesses founded by women delivered higher revenue-more than 2x as much per dollar invested-than those founded by men
  3. Women entrepreneurs scale businesses with 40% less capital raised than men

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 Women’s 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
  • Women’s 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

Women's Fund Portfolio

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

Women's 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

Notable Deals:
RealSelf
Propel

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Laura Bordewieck Rippy
Managing Partner
Notable Deals:
Propel
WelbeHealth

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Lacey Farrell Johnson
Partner
Notable Deals:
SimpliSafe
JUMP
STRIVR

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Erin Kutner McCafferty
Partner

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Anna Shen
Venture Advisor

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Carol Curley
Venture Advisor

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.