Women's Fund

Smart, Simple Venture Investing in Women Leaders

Investment Thesis

Smart, simple investing in women-focused ventures

Launching Q1 2021

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

  • ~50 investment professionals sourcing deals out of 5 offices
  • Supplemented by eyes & ears support from our network of 550k subscribers and community members
  • Data-rich and process-based diligence with rigorous deal scoring
  • Co-invest alongside leading 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 ~20-30
  • Women’s Fund portfolios are constructed over a period of approximately 12-15 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 ~20-30 companies, diversified by stage, sector, and geography within the investment mandate
  • Venture portfolio professionally managed by our experienced Office of Investing
  • Co-invest alongside leading venture investors

Simple

  • $25K minimum investment
  • Online signing process takes just minutes
  • White-glove support from our Investor Relations team

Women's Fund Portfolio

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

Our Secret Sauce

Powerful deal flow network

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COMMUNITY

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

#3

MOST ACTIVE VC FIRM

AVG was recognized by PitchBook as the third most active VC firm in the U.S. in 2019.

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PORTFOLIO COMPANIES

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