Feb 26, 2021 • 24M

013 - Gaurav Jain, Cofounder and GP at Afore Capital

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Mat Sherman
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About Gaurav (From LinkedIn)

Co-founded Afore Capital, one of the largest venture funds ($124M) dedicated to super early stage investments. No investment is "too early" for Afore, and in fact, we prefer to get involved as early as possible and help the company get to the next stage where traditional VCs can get involved. If you think we could be a fit for your startup, please find a warm intro and we'd love to chat!

Previously, I made 26 seed-stage investments including Cruise Automation (acq by GM for $1B+), Firebase (acq by Google) and Dia & Co (Series A Sequoia Capital) through Founder Collective.

I was one of the first Product Managers for Android (led the Nexus product line); joined the platform when we had less than 1M total users (today >2.5B). I was recognized with the Founders Award, highest employee achievement award at Google, for my contributions to Android.

Also co-founded Polar in 2007, leading native ads platform.