AV8 Ventures Launches $180M Second Fund

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AV8 Ventures, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based venture capital firm, launched a $180m second fund.

The vehicle will back and empower entrepreneurs who are commercializing emerging technologies in AI-driven health, mobility and enterprise.

Launched in 2018 with backing from Allianz SE, AV8 Ventures is an early stage focused venture fund that invests in intelligent enterprise, healthcare and fintech/insurtech startups.

Led by George Ugras, Managing Director, AV8 is typically the first institutional investor in its partner companies and provides support to its founding entrepreneurs in establishing product-market fit, developing go-to-market capabilities, and architecting scalable business models.

The firm has invested in 20 companies with a focus on the US since its launch in 2018.