Strawberry Creek Ventures

Smart, Simple Venture Investing for Berkeley Alums


What Is Strawberry Creek Ventures?

 

The smartest, simplest way for Berkeley alums to add venture capital to their portfolio. We are also…

  • A full-time alumni investment team
  • An Investment Committee with over 250 years of investing experience
  • 15K+ alumni followers
  • The only fund of its kind for Berkeley alumni
  • Private, for-profit, and not officially sanctioned by the university

 

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“We have been involved in a lot of investments, and the opportunity at Strawberry Creek Ventures is certainly one of the most unique. Their ability to tap the Berkeley alumni network and co-invest with top-tier venture funds with a diversified strategy is truly innovative. We have known key members of the Strawberry Creek Ventures team for many years and their professionalism is exemplary. We’re excited to be investing in world changing companies led by Cal alums.”

J. TerranovaManaging Director @ WS Investment Company

“The team at Strawberry Creek Ventures ‘gets it.’ They have a great combination of business experience and technical knowledge – they ask great questions and always look for ways to help us scale our business. As entrepreneurs themselves, they’ve been in our shoes, so their due diligence process was very efficient and respectful of our time. Leveraging their unique access to the Berkeley alumni network as well as the broader AVG network, they have already connected us to potential partners and customers. I’d highly recommend Strawberry Creek Ventures to other entrepreneurs.”

Arcady SosinovCo-Founder and CEO @ Freewire

Why Invest in Venture Capital?

VC Outperforms the S&P

Key Takeaways

VC has consistently outperformed the S&P

VC can do well, even when other asset classes don’t

Sophisticated investors put 5-15% of their portfolios in VC


Investment Strategy

Smart, Simple Venture Investing

Diversified Venture Portfolio

15 – 30 investments per fund, diversified by stage, sector, and geography

Co-Invest with Strong Lead Investors

We only invest when a strong, established investor (often a fellow alum) 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

Co-Invest Alongside Top Venture Firms

Invest In Deals Most Individuals Never Know About or Get Access To

  • 3M New Ventures
  • 500 Startups
  • Accel Partners
  • Accomplice
  • Alsop Louie Partners
  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Arena Ventures
  • Aspect Venture Partners
  • Atlas Ventures
  • Benchmark
  • Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Bezos Expeditions
  • BlackRock
  • Blockchain Capital
  • Borealis Ventures
  • Comcast Ventures
  • CrunchFund
  • 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
  • Maveron
  • Menlo Ventures
  • ML Capital
  • New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
  • Nokia Growth Partners
  • Norwest Venture Partners
  • NXT Ventures
  • Obvious Ventures
  • OrbiMed
  • Pelion Venture Partners
  • Relay Ventures
  • Resolute Ventures
  • Sequoia Capital
  • Summit Partners
  • Space Angels
  • SV Angel
  • Thiel Capital
  • Venrock
  • Winklevoss Capital
  • Y Combinator

How does Strawberry Creek Ventures assemble a great portfolio for me?

  • Full-time investment team wakes up every morning dedicated to delivering a diverse portfolio to investors
  • An Investment Committee with over 250 years of investing experience
  • We use our Berkeley and broader Alumni Ventures Group network to access deals that simply are not available to most individuals
  • We only invest in deals with a strong lead investor with sector expertise, combining their due diligence with our own

 

See The Strawberry Creek Portfolio

“I have stocks, bonds and real estate, but to truly diversify my portfolio, I needed access to venture capital like other sophisticated investors. While I could invest in one-off angel deals, this approach requires a lot of time and would not provide me the breadth and diversification offered by Strawberry Creek Ventures. In addition, investing along-side other Cal alums and top-tier investors is very intriguing. I love the idea of backing innovative companies and great entrepreneurs, while having the return potential of venture capital in my portfolio.”

R. TownsendFund Investor

“My portfolio is in good shape: I had stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and even some real estate investments.  But I had a big hole when it came to venture investing. Through a classmate, I learned about AVG’s approach, and it just made sense. It feels good to know that I’ve got this part of my portfolio covered too.”

Fund Investor