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A global technology venture capital firm

investing in great entrepreneurs

We invest in companies that leverage differentiated technology and scalable business models to drive innovation.

Target Sectors

Enterprise software
Fintech / Insurtech
Consumer
technologies
Digital health

We believe that technology is transforming the world and financial services in particular. The changes are fundamental and include creation of new products and even more new end-to-end services. They allow forging closer relationships with customers and lowering operating costs.

AVP invests across stages, from seed through growth equity

Direct investment stage

AVP is $425M venture capital firm investing in seed and early stage companies through AVP Early Stage, and in growth equity companies through AVP Capital. Our checks range from $1M for seed investments to $20M for growth equity transactions.

Global reach
Dedicated teams
with strong expertise
Local presence

We partner with exceptional founders who are building great companies. In our early stage investments, we look for product-market fit and initial traction. In our growth-stage investments, we seek companies with attractive unit economics, robust customer base and significant revenue growth.

Fund of Funds

Fund investing

Together with the direct investment strategy,
AVP manages $375M in a fund of funds strategy.

AVP’s fund of funds strategy aims to build a global portfolio of top-tier venture capital funds. AVP will build relationships and partner with seed, early and growth stage managers with privileged access to next-generation entrepreneurs at the forefront of technology.

AVP’s offices in San Francisco, New York, London and Paris provide global reach to connect with venture capital managers in their own ecosystems

AVP will commit between €5m and €15m
in managers with experienced teams and proven track records.
AVP Fund of funds will benefit from AVP global presence and from its unique relationship with AXA for business development opportunities.

Access to AXA,
when you need it

107

Million potential customers

64

Countries

425

million USD potential for investment

Our relationship with AXA means unique access for our portfolio companies to:

– some of the world’s best risk managers, financial advisors and data scientists,
– AXA’s distribution networks and client base.

AXA’s strong global franchises and different lines of expertise – Property & Casualty, Life & Savings , Health and Asset Management – provide a distinctive business portfolio.

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AVP’s expertise in our target sectors, global footprint and relationship with AXA allows us to meaningfully help our portfolio companies realize their potential.

Strong domain expertise in our focus sectors

Value proposition

AVP’s value proposition is designed for entrepreneurs, on a case by case approach with the objective to create and deliver value.

 

Several pillars to support companies:

1

Global presence and ability to help companies scale internationally,

2

Introductions to AXA as a potential customer, partner, distributor or even strategic partner.

3

A strong expertise in several fields (enterprise software, marketplaces, fintech, consumer technologies and all insurance and asset management related verticals).

4

Access to AXA’s deep expertise in insurance and asset management.

AVP portfolio companies will have preferred access to AXA’s resources including the buying power and distribution capabilities of a €100B revenue Fortune 20 company with 107 million customers.

Our value proposition in practice

Case Studies

Vertical: Cybersecurity

Investment by AVP in Sept. 2017 (Séries C)

What?

Global leader in cybersecurity ratings (A-F scale) and the only service with over a million companies continuously rated. SecurityScorecard (SSC) patented rating technology is used by over 1,000 organizations for self-monitoring, third-party risk management, board reporting and cyber insurance underwriting.

 

Security Scorecard (SSC) cyber insurance offering utilizes the platform’s automation and security analytics capabilities to rapidly provide ratings through APIs to risk managers, compliance officers or insurance underwriters for any company.

How?

SSC is now a reference in the Cyber subscription process of AXA entites notably through the construction of very sophisticated Cyber risk scores; it also helps to follow in real time the evolution of Cyber risk, to carry out risk analyzes at portfolio level, to benchmark by company / sector of activity.

 

Support is also provided on international expansion.

Vertical: Enterprise Software

Investment by AVP in May 2018 (Séries B)

What?

Phenom People (PP), provides a talent experience management platform to improve candidate user experience and to increase candidate engagement and conversion, recruiter and Talent Acquisition productivity and effectiveness.
Phenom’s technology platform harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to enable leading enterprises win the war for talent.

How?

A global agreement with AXA large entities to deploy Phenom People.

 

Objective is to achieve a unique AXA Group career portal for passive and active candidates, powered by AI and SEO job feeds, offering unique candidate experience with relevant geo-tagged global and local content. This career portal should include both CRM and CMS capabilities for real time contact and content management as well as chatbot and event/campaign management tools.

Vertical: Cybersecurity

Investment by AVP in Nov 2017 (Séries C)

What?

The leader in modernized application security, embedding code analysis and attack prevention directly into software. Contrast’s patented deep security instrumentation completely disrupts traditional application security approaches with integrated, comprehensive security observability that delivers highly accurate assessment and continuous protection of an entire application portfolio.

 

The Contrast Application Security Platform accelerates development cycles, improves efficiencies and cost, and enables rapid scale while protecting applications from known and unknown threats.

How?

We have introduced the company to relevant internal stakeholders across geographies and they have managed to expand the business significantly within AXA entities.

 

Contrast provides security to applications at AXA and developers use the solution to eliminate risk to software applications and their data.

 

Support is also provided on international expansion.

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