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FIRM OVERVIEW: Medium Private VC founded in 1983 based out of La Jolla, USA (US West)

FIRM DESCRIPTION: Avalon Ventures is a San Diego-based venture capital fund focusing on seed and early stage companies in life sciences, wireless communications and Web 3.0 digital media, primarily in California and the Northeast. Our current Fund, Avalon VIII, L.P. is $150 million. Avalon Ventures is one of the longest-standing venture capital firms in San Diego, investing in life sciences and information technology opportunities locally and around the country since 1983 through seven Avalon Ventures funds. The collective market capitalization of Avalon Ventures portfolio companies (most founded by Avalon partners) currently exceeds $11 billion.

TEAM MEMBERS: Brady Bohrmann, Douglas Downs, Jay B. Lichter, PhD, Kevin J Kinsella, Richard W. Levandov, Stephen L Tomlin,

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Didn't Seem Interested From the Beginning

Fund: Avalon Ventures

Posted by tirrellp on 2011-08-07

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I pitched Rich and Steve. They are nice guys and they bought me lunch. They didn't seem terribly interested in my business.

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Easy to Deal With, Efficient, Courteous, Wont' Waste Your Time.

Fund: Avalon Ventures

Posted by zaphodb on 2011-05-07

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Although they didn't invest (we're not in their space, but we are local), they didn't waste our time, and we got a lot of useful insight and feedback out of the meeting and call.

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Easy Going VC with Good Match for Social Media

Fund: Avalon Ventures

Posted by davidshay on 2009-01-08

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Avalon's Web part of the fund is a good match for companies in social media / rich media / advertising and anything consumer facing. Rich, Steve and Brady are all savvy VCs, with many years of experience both as investors and as operators. They understand the challenges of running and growing small companies while thinking big. The admin staff is easy to work with, and very professional

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Good Solid Fund

Fund: Avalon Ventures

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-03-13

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Very good and focused small fund. Steve Tomlin is passionate and engaged. Wish we could get more of his time.

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