One of the most difficult areas of business a person or a businessman or businesswoman can go into is the venture capital business. Venture capital is not one of the areas of business that people tend to go into because it is filled with challenges and risk. After all, this means that you have to invest your money onto someone else’s start up company despite being a start up yourself. Starting a private equity firm means that you have to be smart as a private investor especially since it means you have to put your money into someone else’s money and help them to be able to reach the potential and trust you and other venture capital firms have put into them.
Starting a venture capital firm requires a team that would be able to help and guide each other when it comes making decisions. This is because one mistake when it comes to estimating the potential of a start up company one wants to invest to would mean a big loss for the firm. It also depends on what kinds of industry one is planning to focus into. Some firms focus on IT or technology start-up companies while others go for other kinds of markets. Some VC firms also focus more on making themselves an individual brand or make themselves stand out. Some even try to change or control the trajectory of a company rather than just investing.
This is why AVG or Alumni Venture Group stands out in the sea of venture capital firms trying to make it in the market. They offer the same services as the other private equity firms in the market like fundraising and investing in start-up companies. They usually find a start-up company or a new company still in the workings that they think or see has a lot of potential and will invest in it.
Venture capital firms are not uncommon in the world. In fact, there may just be a lot of VC firms. Other competitors in the market that the Alumni Venture Group has are the TNB Aura and the Work-Bench. The TNB Aura recently just closed $22.65 million this year. This put them on the mark of other plausible investors. On the other hand, the Work-Bench just got a $47 million Fund II this December 2018. The competition may seem tough but AVG stands out with being declared as the most active VC firm this year. This means they have been working on a lot of dealings and the team have been working overtime to get these funds. Led by Michael Collins, the current CEO of AVG, who secured the Intuit, Jenny Craig, Group and Sophos deals, the VC firm seems to be in good hands. AVG also stands out among other VC firms with how it raises its funds, which is by collecting them directly from the alumni of impressive universities. With this and their recent closing of a deal worth $30 million for three more funds, there seems to be high hopes for Alumni Venture Group.