About AVX


AVX is a deep tech venture development community

A Nonprofit Cooperative

AVX is a nonprofit cooperative exchange connecting high-value talent with early startups backed with research and IP from leading research universities across the United States. We aim to bring the discoveries of the world’s preeminent researchers to market by helping find exceptional co-founders.

Started in 2016

2016 was the first time on record where university technology transfer offices generated more revenue from startups than “traditional” licensing. This trend has developed over many years as traditional industry partners have increasingly shifted their research and development budgets toward external partnerships with startups that are built for R&D and early commercialization.

Matching Top Talent to Startups

Many top institutions now focus on spotlighting their best innovations to their best entrepreneurs.

Avoiding Mismatches

We work with vetted entrepreneurs to eliminate mismatches that could halt the commercialization process. For example, a cybersecurity entrepreneur is a poor fit for a startup focused on developing a new biologic drug. By collectively pooling data and guiding sensible suggestions, AVX makes it easier for entrepreneurs to discover the correct startups to help.

Reducing Local Talent Bottlenecks

Another typical challenge is that it is hard to find enough “fundable” entrepreneurs and opportunities in any one geographic location. By exposing entrepreneurs to early startups, AVX helps reduce this bottleneck by promoting virtual partnerships and finding connectors who can uncover undiscovered local talent.

Priority on Connecting Talent to Startups

University tech transfer offices are dynamic, with activity ranging from processing disclosures, managing accelerator partnerships, and optimizing deal terms. AVX's priority is connecting talent to the emerging startups launching from these TTOs.

AVX Team

Travis Linderman
Travis Linderman
Managing Director
Tim Honaker
Tim Honaker
Commercialization Strategy Director
Orin Herskowitz
Orin Herskowitz
Board Member
Nichole Mercier
Nichole Mercier
Board Member
Karin Immergluck
Karin Immergluck
Board Member
Jon Soderstrom
Jon Soderstrom
Board Member
John Pyrovolakis
John Pyrovolakis
Chair of the Board

AVX To Date

AVX focuses on solving the 'talent valley of death' for deep technology ventures emerging from preeminent research institutions in the United States. Over the past 4 years, AVX has worked with 520+ proto-ventures from 38 different universities and has generated over 10,000 connections for these teams with advisors, board members, co-founders, c-level leaders, and investors who have experience helping researchers build ventures.

180+

Pending Matches

35+%

High-Value Connections

88

Matches To-Date

>$440M

Raised by AVX Ventures since Sept 2016

Partner Institutions

Annual Innovation Output of AVX Partner Institutions

Based on data extracted from the Statistics Access for Technology Transfer (STATT) Database provided by The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).

$16.3B

Federal R&D Spending

9,556

Inventions

418

New Startups

$1.05B

Revenue from IP

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