Welcome to the GI Opportunity Fund

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GI Opportunity Fund

Investing in fast-growing,early-stage companies that speed innovation from concept to clinic for the benefit of patients with digestive disease, with additional investments in other surgical and non-healthcare companies for diversification.


Invest with fellow AGA Members.

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If you are an existing investor, access your investor portal with your fund materials below.

Existing Investor

Fund Benefits

Support innovation to enhance patient care.
Access venture capital as an investment class.
Low commitment requirements as compared to traditional funds.
Enhance diversification.

Recent Investments

Meet the Fund Team

Scott Friedman

Fund Manager

Andrea Vossler

Fund Manager

Chris Schuler

Venture Partner,
Business Development

Eliza Shea, J.D.

Venture Partner,
General Counsel

Lisa Friedman

Venture Partner,
Strategic Initiatives

Amanda Clark

Marketing Lead

Kate Huber

Tech Lead

Tom Serena

AGA, Chief Executive Officer

Chris Bluhm

AGA, Senior VP Finance

Michael Kochman, MD

Wilmot Family Professor and Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania; Clinical Advisor

Alison Kim

PhD, AGA, VP Research & Education


The information contained herein is provided for informational and discussion purposes only and is not intended to be a recommendation for any investment or other advice of any kind and shall not constitute or imply any offer to purchase, sell or hold any security or to enter into or engage in any type of transaction. Any such offers will only be made pursuant to formal offering materials containing full details regarding risks, conflicts of interest, minimum investment, fees, and expenses of the fund. Information on this page is qualified in its entirety by the fund’s private placement memorandum, subscription agreement and limited liability agreement, which should be reviewed carefully prior to making an investment decision. Please see these documents for full details regarding risks, conflicts of interest, minimum investment, fees and expenses.