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VENTURE INVESTMENT ASSOCIATES (VIA) is an employee-owned manager of private equity funds of funds in venture capital, growth equity, buyouts, and energy, with total capital commitments in excess of $1 billion.

Since 1993, VIA's funds have offered its limited partners the opportunity to realize significant long-term appreciation through diversified portfolio investments in some of the most desirable private equity partnerships. In general, many of these partnerships are not available to new investors and have high minimum investment requirements. VIA's investors include endowments, foundations, high net-worth individuals, family offices, corporations, and financial institutions.

VIA's funds are diversified across vintage years, industries and geographies, and committed to multiple managers specializing in different segments of private equity and employing varied strategies.

Private Equity
Identifying and accessing investment opportunities in venture capital, growth equity, and lower middle- market buyouts; investments are made through a vehicle committing to approximately 15 to 20 managers, backing 400 to 600 companies.
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Choose from the following Private Equity Funds
Diversified Private Equity
Venture Capital-Only
Benefits of Diversified Private Equity investing include:
  • Opportunity to generate sizeable to outsized long-term returns
  • Access to less efficient markets
  • Exposure to entrepreneurial businesses, from start-up to established
  • Portfolio diversification
  • Funding of innovation and growth
VIA Identifies and accesses managers focused on:
  • Improving profit margins/operating efficiencies
  • Developing and enhancing management teams
  • Rapidly growing companies in new markets
  • Unique business models
  • Providing capital for organic or acquired growth



Private Equity remains strong, providing capital to fund growth and implement best practices.

The use of leverage has moderated and operating improvements and growth drive investment returns.


Benefits of Venture-Capital include:
  • Opportunity to generate outsized long-term returns
  • Access to less efficient markets
  • Greater portfolio diversification
  • Exposure to high-growth entrepreneurial businesses
  • Funding of revolutionary innovation
VIA Identifies and accesses managers investing in:
  • Ground-breaking technology, healthcare and communications
  • Rapidly growing companies
  • New markets
  • Unique business models



Venture Capital remains robust, providing capital for start-ups and small businesses to help entrepreneurs create new fundamental value.

The rate of change is increasing and new markets are being created all the time.


Micro-Cap Venture Capital
Identifying and accessing investment opportunities with institutional seed-stage or micro-VC firms, with a focus on capital efficient IT start-ups; investments are made through a vehicle committing to approximately 6 to 8 managers, backing 150 to 300 companies. READ MORE
Benefits of investing in elite, institutional seed-stage VCs include:
  • Opportunity to generate significant long-term gains in dynamic segment
  • Exposure to new breed of manager, often hard to identify and access
  • A new portfolio diversification dimension
VIA Identifies and accesses IT managers who are:
  • Smaller and focused on building business in a capital efficient manner
  • Closest to promising entrepreneurs at inception
  • Able to quickly validate, disprove and/or "de-risk" company assumptions with little capital



A new class of investor, the micro-VC, is tracking the progression of certain technical developments, which have led to the capital efficient start-up.

Investing at the earliest stages, these smaller managers can take advantage of very low entry prices, help founders build value during the critical early days of a start-up's life, and manage a profitable exit more effectively than later-stage investors.

Private Energy
Identifying and accessing investment opportunities in private energy (oil & gas), with a focus on E&P, midstream, services, and associated technologies; investments are made through a vehicle committing to approximately 6 to 8 managers, backing 100 to 200 companies. READ MORE
Benefits of Private Energy investing include:
  • Strong, consistent returns
  • Ownership of real/hard assets as a hedge against inflation
  • Portfolio diversification
VIA Identifies and accesses managers investing in:
  • Smaller, underutilized properties often overlooked by large energy companies
  • Low-risk, proven assets offering upside potential through additional development
  • Businesses benefiting from E&P growth in a basin




The Energy market will remain strong. Global demand continues to increase as emerging markets are expanding to require more energy input.

The market for Energy companies and assets will remain robust.


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