AXA Strategic Ventures (ASV), a global company backed by AXA, specialized in venture capital investment with 450M$ of assets under management, has launched a new fund of funds.
Dominic Maier, former Vice President at Adams Street Partners, has been appointed as Principal to lead this new fund. Based in London, he will report to François Robinet, Managing Partner of AXA Strategic Ventures.
ASV Fund of Funds, called ASV Diversified, will deploy 175M$ in a global portfolio of top-tier venture capital funds. ASV will partner with seed, early and growth stage managers with access to next-generation entrepreneurs at the forefront of technology.
The fund will commit between 5M$ and 15M$ in managers with experienced teams and proven track records.
Prior to joining AXA Strategic Ventures, Maier was a Vice President at Adams Street Partners in the Global Primary Investment team based in London. He gained extensive experience evaluating funds ranging from technology and life sciences venture capital, growth capital and buyout funds, as well as monitoring investments as a member of Advisory Boards. Before that, Maier worked at EY in their Financial Services Business Modelling team where he worked on transactions in the banking and asset management sub-sectors.
Maier is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He holds a First Class degree in Accounting, Auditing & Finance from Lancaster University Management School and is fluent in Swedish and Croatian.