What We Offer Investors
Our fund is based on this simple idea: we can do better investing in venture capital together than any one of us can do alone. We are pleased to provide the simplest and smartest way to add venture capital to your personal portfolio. Over the past 50 years, venture capital has consistently outperformed public equities (click here for detailed data).
All of our investment offerings (see below) reflect this approach.
Option 1 - Annual Funds
This is our most popular offering (our 2016 fund was oversubscribed) and is simple and straightforward for investors. Each professionally managed Annual Fund consists of 15 - 25 top venture-backed companies. These investments are typically not available to individual investors. We only co-invest behind top-tier lead investors, and the portfolio is diversified across stage, industry, and geography. We conduct independent due diligence and our Investment Committee (consisting of alums with strong investing backgrounds) assists in deal evaluation and portfolio creation.
Investors receive a single K-1 for each fund, which, along with statements, we deliver in late February. Annual Fund investors also get access to Co-Investment Program offerings before others in our investor community. Investors also have access to documents and individual portfolio information 24/7 through our secure, online investor portal.
Invitations for Yard Ventures 2 will go out in Q3 2017. The max is $1M and the min is $50K.
Option 2 - Co-Investment Program
This is a great way for accredited newcomers, or those waiting to get into a future Annual Fund, to start to participate in venture capital with us. While only 15-20% of the Annual Fund deals are available through this program, the minimum is low, typically $5,000. Accredited investors will also receive these opportunities through our sibling funds. Annual Fund investors will typically get access to Co-Investment Program offerings before others in our investor community.
Arrange a call with Managing Partner Michael Madden AB'00. Just email email@example.com to schedule a discussion.