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Fund Managers Apply Here

Managed by VIPC Virginia Venture Partners (VVP) and underwritten by the U.S. Treasury Department’s SSBCI Program, the Virginia Invests program invests in venture capital fund managers committed to the Commonwealth of Virginia and aligned with VVP’s seed stage investment thesis.

VIPC invites Applicants (Fund Managers) to submit an application of interest as described below.

IMPORTANT: The SSBCI program places serious requirements upon fund managers, which – in addition to reporting requirements and data tracking throughout the life of your investments – can have repercussions on the structure of your fund and disclosures to your other LPs.  Please review the below information very carefully to ensure you understand and agree to all requirements prior to submitting your application of interest.

Application Process

The process for applying to Virginia Invests is outlined below.

Step 1 (Indication of Interest): Below is a link to submit information about your fund and put yourself in the application process.  Please note that an allocation of SSBCI funds requires quite a bit of extra effort than is required from other LPs.  Please review information on this page and in the linked materials thoroughly before applying.

The application will be reviewed not only for fund metrics and viability but also for Virginia connections and pipeline and to determine if the fund fits in a “white space” where Virginia has a lack of funding. If the fund is rejected for now, you will receive an explanation of the reasons for the rejection.

Step 2 (First Interview) If the application is deemed of interest to Virginia Venture Partners, your fund will be contacted within 30 days of application to set up a time for a preliminary interview. During this interview, you will be asked more detailed questions of the fund, the managers, the investment thesis, the status of your fundraising and so on. During this meeting VVP will take notes to determine if your fund may move forward into due diligence.  After this interview, you will receive a response within 30 days whether or not your fund has been chosen to proceed and if not, why not.

Step 3 (Preliminary Due Diligence and Certifications):
If your fund is chosen to move into preliminary due diligence, your general managers will be asked to certify that your fund understands and accepts all the limitations of SSBCI, including our standard side letter and the construction of a side car. All fund managers will go through a thorough background check and VVP will review your full data room.  This process could take 60-90 days.

Step 4 (Final Due Diligence including Reference Calls and Formal Presentation): Final diligence takes place at this stage including interviews with the firm, 6-8 reference calls and review of all the fund’s legal documents.  At this stage, the fund will also do a formal presentation to the full Investment Committee.

Step 5 (Legal Documentation): Final diligence takes place at this stage including interviews with the firm, 6-8 reference calls and review of all the fund’s legal documents.  At this stage, the fund will also do a formal presentation to the full Investment Committee.

Information Links

A full list of the questions in the Application may be referenced here [link coming soon]

We will be hosting a webinar with an overview of the process.  Feel free to attend live; you may register here. Alternatively, you may catch the replay which will be posted here shortly after the webinar.

You will want to familiarize yourself with the reporting and other requirements of SSBCI as seen here.

Side letter template coming soon.

If interested, links to our prior RFP that provided a lot of background of the program, what we’re looking for, and how we make decisions is included below.

Part 1 – Overview of Program Guidelines: [link coming soon]

Part 2 – Step 2 Guidelines: [link coming soon]

Part 3 – Supplemental Information: [link coming soon]

Questions

For full list of FAQs below.  If you do not see the answer to your question, please submit a question here.  NOTE: If your question is already answered in the below FAQ section, there will not be an additional FAQ posted.