2022–23 AVIP Leadership Team
VP of Alumni & LA Ecosystem
Professor of Strategy
Faculty Research Director
Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
UCLA Anderson first-year full-time MBA, second- or third-year FEMBA, and second-year EMBA students interested in venture and/or impact investing are invited to learn more about the AVIP program, housed within the Center for Impact. An information session is held early in fall quarter, prior to the application due date and interviews. For participating students, AVIP includes courses Impact Investing I and II (2 units fall quarter, 2 units winter quarter), and prepares you to source, conduct due diligence, pitch and potentially invest in an early-stage, mission-driven startup aligned with one of our four investment verticals. Contact us to learn more about the selection process and the experience, or to ask questions.
Although AVIP expects to reinvest every dollar return generated from portfolio investments, as a relatively young philanthropic evergreen venture fund, we are seeking additional capital to ensure subsequent classes of Anderson students can continue to receive a practical, first-hand education in impact investing. Please contact Bhavna Sivanand, executive director, Center for Impact, for more information.
As a student-led investment fund, Anderson Venture Impact Partners participates in funding rounds led by other established investors. We encourage individuals or business entities — angel investors, accelerators, incubators, venture capital firms or others — to contact us to learn more about AVIP’s funding requirements, how we have partnered with investors for past transactions and how we can provide value to the portfolio company as co-investors. If you have a transaction you are unable to fund but believe would be a good fit for AVIP, we welcome your outreach.
If you are a U.S-based, mission-driven startup with a connection to either financial inclusion, sustainability, health or education and workforce development, we would love to hear from you. AVIP typically funds $50,000 during Q2 or Q3 as part of a broader round for pre-seed, seed or Series A startups based in the U.S. We welcome you to submit our quick intake form, and we will be sure to reach out if AVIP may be a fit. If you have any questions regarding AVIP’s operations, investment criteria, your suitability or other concerns, please contact us to set up a call.