Why Launch a Fund, and Why Now?

For the longest time, the only way to become a professional investor was to join an established VC fund. They were the gatekeepers, they picked new fund managers. Raising your own fund is a relatively new concept. It's an amazing opportunity for those willing to risk starting from scratch, of becoming founders.

Raising a fund has never been easier...

Tech is mainstream and LPs of all types want access to the best startups. Deregulation on who can invest in VC funds and the popularity of crowdfunding platforms have combined to make a debut fund within grasp for any angel with good deal flow.

Greater access to capital has resulted in confounding options.

With so many pathways into investing, where do you start? You could angel invest, you could scout, you could lead a syndicate, you could raise a rolling fund, a closed fund, or perhaps something else.

We created AFM (Angel to Fund Manager) program to help emerging fund managers start on solid footing.

And bring together the people and resources we wish existed when we were starting Afore Capital in 2016.

Our "MVP" gathered speakers and angels for two modules in July, and we're excited to expand the curriculum, speakers, and participants in a more structured way for the Fall 2020 Cohort.

Check out our homepage for our incredible roster of speakers and mentors.

We believe that the time is now for a golden generation of new investors to emerge and we want to actively help them succeed.

If you want to start a fund, this program is for you.

We hope you will join us.