Venture Science Investment Funds
Venture Science funds target early stage technology companies mainly in tech centers such as the Silicon Valley or Cambridge, MA. The funds typically deploy $100k+ per deal and target multiple sectors. The firm's inaugural fund is currently closed to new investors. To request the fund's 2015 annual report, please visit this page. The firm's funds are open to accredited investors only. Please fill out the form below to stay informed about the upcoming funds and investment vehicles.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does the Select Micro Fund work?
You invest in the fund. The fund invests in select startups. When an exit event happens, the fund returns capital to you. The term of the fund is 10 years.
How will you select deals?
We specialize in analytical methods that help us avoid the cognitive biases when making investment decisions. We deploy multi-factor analysis in evaluating deals in our pipeline, then pick the most favorable deals based on our analysis.
What is your selection criteria?
We rank the startups based on weighted risk scoring of a number of attributes such as market size, global applicability, autonomy, product, location, mobility and the pedigree of the team. To learn more about our approach, take a look at our founding partner Matt Oguz's articles on TechCrunch.
HOW MANY INVESTMENTS WILL YOU MAKE?
We will make about 10 investments out of this fund.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FUND?
The fund does not collect management fees. The legal and administrative expenses are covered by the fund and expected to be about $10k per deal. We collect a 20% carried interest.
CAN I SELL MY STAKE IN THE FUND AND GET OUT EARLY?
You may not sell your stake or otherwise transfer your interest outside of serious events like death or divorce. Startup investments are highly risky and illiquid.
WILL I GET UPDATED ON THE PROGRESS OF THE FUND AND WHAT IT INVESTS IN?
Yes, we will provide periodical updates about the investments and the progress of the fund. The fund will issue the appropriate forms for reporting purposes.