Education & Workforce Development
Leveraging technology to increase access to affordable and quality education. Promotion of job training, credentialing and reskilling programs.
Providing access to quality care, enabling improved health outcomes and reduced cost burdens, particularly for underserved communities in the U.S.
Increasing access to food security, and promotion of businesses and agricultural practices that benefit the environment.
Supporting businesses that improve access to affordable financing, and enable equitable economic mobility.
Ari Cohen Kruger
VP of Strategy
VP of Portfolio Monitoring
VP of Healthcare
VP of Education & Workforce Development
VP of Environmental Sustainability
VP of Financial Inclusion
For Incoming Students
UCLA Anderson 1st year FTMBA students and 2nd year (or later) FEMBAs interested in venture and/or impact investing are invited to learn more about the AVIP program, housed under Impact@Anderson. An information session is held early in the Fall quarter, prior to the application due date and interviews. For 1st year students, AVIP includes a 2-credit course in each fall and winter quarters and prepares you to source, 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, the experience or for any other questions.
Though 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, Impact@Anderson, for more information.
For Investors & Partners
As a student-led investment fund, Anderson Venture Impact Partners participates in funding rounds led by other established investors. We encourage individuals or businesses 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. Additionally, 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 & 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 otherwise, please contact us to set up a call.