The Genesis of the AVG Select Fund
Alumni Ventures Group was started to provide alumni of select schools access to the best deals. But as our community and investor awareness grew, we were asked every day: “I love your approach, but I’m not a grad of one your fund schools. What do you have for me?”
The AVG Select Fund was created for these people, giving them access to the deal flow from both our Alumni and Focused Funds. The result: Investors own a portfolio of 20-30 deals diversified across focus, stage, industry, and sector, co-invested alongside top VCs. Deals are programmatically selected from overall AVG deal flow to correlate with the diversification of the venture industry.
What Is the AVG Select Fund?
The smartest, simplest way to create an index-like venture portfolio.
- Define your budget; $50K minimum
- Sign one set of paperwork
- Write one check
- You will automatically invest into a select, diversified portfolio of 20-30 AVG deals from our Alumni and Focused Funds (programmatically chosen from 150-200 deals to correlate to VC diversification trends)
Follow the Fund
“I help run a small family office and we were looking to broaden our exposure to venture capital, beyond the one-off deals we do. AVG’s Total Access Fund provided me with access to the asset class in a simple way: an index fund of venture capital. I was able to customize our investment size and horizon, and I receive regular updates on our investments through the AVG mobile app for investors.”
Why Invest in Venture Capital?
Consistently Strong Returns
Benefits of Venture Investing
Your chance to invest like an insider in game-changing innovation.
Participate in huge value creation pre-IPO and pre-acquisition.
Higher quality investment opportunities than angel investing or going it alone.
VC is not tied to the stock market, offering diversification during a downturn.
Invest directly in your interests: seed-stage startups, social impact, women entrepreneurs and more.
Smart, Simple Venture Investing
Diversified, Index-like Venture Portfolio
Portfolio of 20-30 ventures deals selected from our Alumni and Focused Funds that are diversified by stage, sector, and geography and programmatically chosen to correlate with venture diversification trends
Co-Invest with Strong Lead Investors
We only invest when a strong, established investor is leading the financing
Deal Access via Alumni Connections
Entrepreneurial teams desire our investment because we are a meaningful check, low friction, and have a large rolodex
Sample of Our Co-Investors
- 3M New Ventures
- 500 Startups
- Accel Partners
- Alsop Louie Partners
- Andreessen Horowitz
- Arena Ventures
- Aspect Venture Partners
- Atlas Ventures
- Bessemer Venture Partners
- Bezos Expeditions
- Blockchain Capital
- Borealis Ventures
- Comcast Ventures
- Drive Capital Jurvetson (DFJ Capital)
- Draper Fisher
- Flybridge Capital
- Elephant Partners
- Founder Collective
- Foundry Group
- F-Prime Capital (Fidelity)
- General Catalyst Partners
- Golden Seeds
- Goldman Sachs Ventures
- Google Ventures
- Greylock Partners
- Highland Capital
- Javelin Partners
- Khosla Ventures
- Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
- Lightspeed Venture Partners
- Link Ventures
- Menlo Ventures
- ML Capital
- New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
- Nokia Growth Partners
- Norwest Venture Partners
- NXT Ventures
- Obvious Ventures
- Pelion Venture Partners
- Relay Ventures
- Resolute Ventures
- Sequoia Capital
- Summit Partners
- Space Angels
- SV Angel
- Thiel Capital
- Winklevoss Capital
- Y Combinator
How does AVG Select Fund assemble a great portfolio for me?
We use our Alumni Fund and broader networks to access deals that simply are not available to most individuals
Our full-time investment team professionals review dozens of deals each month, selecting only the most promising to bring to their Investment Committees
We only invest in deals with a strong lead investor with sector expertise, combining their due diligence with our own
The AVG Select Fund programmatically chooses from among from all the 150-200 deals completed by AVG each year to create a broad, diverse portfolio correlating to industry diversification trends
“The Total Access Fund makes it easy for me to access the asset class broadly. I wanted to put about $1M into venture capital. I had been offered many opportunities to do so, but none of those proposals offered a broad, deep, and thoughtful approach to the asset class. Alumni Ventures Group and the Total Access Fund has done just that, and I’m very pleased to know that I’m adding this asset class in a smart way.”