Build wealth through venture capital.
WHY VENTURE CAPITAL
Did you know? 25-year returns on early-stage venture investing outperform the public market by more than 30%.
See US Venture Capital, Index and Selected Benchmark Statistics, Cambridge Associates, March 31, 2022 available at WEB US Venture Capital (cambridgeassociates.com)
Because of that success, many venture funds are focusing on making larger investments in later-stage companies, creating a funding gap at the earliest stages. This gap is particularly pronounced in healthcare, creating an opportunity for Varia and its partners.
SELECT YOUR FUND
Click on a fund below to learn more and submit your interest to invest.*
*Submitting your interest to invest does not commit you to investing. It simply allows you to access fund information and materials before investing.
Partner venture funds are open to members of that professional organization.
These funds invest in a portfolio of deals primarily originating from their organization or in their fields of expertise.
Any accredited investor may invest in a Varia fund, which consists of a curated portfolio of deals across our network.
The companies you invest in are vetted by peers and key opinion leaders in your industry, supported by an experienced investment team.
You’re able to diversify your portfolio by investing in a fund that, in turn, invests in a portfolio of companies accessed through our national partnerships and others.
You determine your level of investment
(from $10,000 to $100,000+).
Respected investment management and research firm, Alliance Bernstein, provides you with educational resources to learn more about VC and wealth management.
Your investment supports next-generation innovations in your field.
Your society profits on successful investments through its partnership with Varia.
Over three decades of venture and business experience with 500+ founders and startups.
Proven investment thesis, domain expertise, and deal access through participation in a fund with multiple investments to create a diversified portfolio.
Low investment minimums starting at $10,000 and broad access to compelling venture investments to diversify your portfolio.
A global network of 20,000+ inventors, investors, industry experts, and strategic partners that result in a robust venture ecosystem.
Easy to navigate platform with a curated investment experience and support every step of the way.
$250,000 to million dollar minimums.
“The financial system in the US is a rigged system and has been for a very long time. Only rich people can invest in startups. [The rules] make the rich richer and keep those without money out of the game.” [Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures]
Limited Access to Investment Details
Not every venture capital company utilizes a software that enables investors to view their investment materials and educational resources easily.
Low Visibility to Decision-Makers
Investors typically don’t have strong ties to those making the decisions on funds and deals.
Beginning at $10,000. Your capital is payable.
An inclusive approach to providing investment opportunities to those in our network.
Invest with Trusted Peers
Invest with your peers in deals vetted by key opinion leaders in your field of expertise and our investment team.
Easy to Invest and Monitor
Access and view investment materials and real-time education from your mobile device and monitor updates.
Our team is available to answer any of your questions and walk you through the investment process.
Use our chat feature in the bottom right corner.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I access fund or deal materials and invest?
Please fill out this form to receive access to Fund materials and to invest in an open Fund. There is no obligation to invest once you submit this form.
If you are a member of one of our partner organizations, you are eligible to invest in the related fund. Our partner funds are available here.
If you are not a member of one of our partner organizations, you may still invest in an open Varia Fund.
What is the minimum commitment?
The minimum commitment starts at $10,000 but varies by Fund. Click here to explore available opportunities.
What is Varia’s vetting and review process?
In general, we have a three phased diligence process. First, we seek feedback from relevant key opinion leaders to assess the quality of an opportunity. If the clinical feedback is positive, then we review the applicant’s business model, including the market opportunity, competition, and potential return on investment. Next, we complete a legal review, including the company’s corporate structure, intellectual property and regulatory pathway if relevant. That being said, if there is a credible lead investor already, we may leverage or rely on the diligence completed by that investor.
Can anyone invest?
You must be an “accredited investor” to invest. In general, an “accredited investor” means you have $200k in annual income (individually) or $300k in annual income (with your spouse) for the past two years, and you reasonably expect the same for the current year, or a net worth of more than $1 million, excluding the value of your primary residence and any mortgage.
What are your fees?
For our funds, we generally charge a management fee and “carried interest” on investor profits. Varia shares these profits with its partner organizations. This means that once you have received a return of your capital, a portion of the excess profits will be paid to you, and a portion will be paid to the manager. You will also be responsible for certain expenses of the fund.
What industries do you focus on?
We principally invest in medical device and health tech companies in the Seed to Series A stage. However, we occasionally invest in exciting companies outside of healthcare that we see through our robust relationships.
What is the typical exit timeline?
Venture investments most commonly have 3-7 year horizons, although some exit earlier or later. Therefore, our funds have standard 10-year terms. We generally make distributions to investors when we realize returns on the companies we have invested in.
How do I receive updates?
Once you register, you will have your own dashboard on our platform, where we will provide you with updates, education, and your tax filings.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
This is not an offering and is for information purposes only. Nothing herein is a recommendation that you purchase, sell or hold any security, or that you pursue any investment style or strategy. Nothing herein is intended to be, and you should not consider anything herein to be, investment, accounting, tax, or legal advice. The past performance of any investment, investment strategy, or investment style is not indicative of future performance. You are responsible for making your own assessment.
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