At AVP, 2021 has been, like for everyone else, a year of uncertainty during which, like in 2020, a virus, unknown 2 years ago, has shaped our life and has transformed our society. It is also a year during which we have learned a lot collectively, in particular the fact that technology was even more than before, a solution to address current and future challenges.
Nevertheless, for us, it has also been a year of further developments and acceleration. We have made 7 new investments in our Direct Funds and 10 new commitments in our Fund of Funds. 7 new talented people have also joined our global team with a common ambition: support entrepreneurs and contribute to drive change through technology.
Our portfolio companies and their management teams, which we are so proud to support, have continued to expand and have demonstrated resilience and capacity to adjust in the context of the Covid 19 crisis. Several of our portfolio companies have reached our «unicorn club»!
We have also further developed the AVP platform by raising new vintages for all AVP funds (Early stage, Funds investing and Growth stage). Last but not least, we have also finalized 3 successful exits with Lessonly, Neura and Hub Security.
Now that we’ve wrapped up another year, we asked our team their perspectives on the current environment and how they anticipate the months to come. What are the new trends and tech that will emerge? What is the current mood on the financial markets?