About AVX


AVX is a deep tech venture development community

A Cooperative Exchange

AVX is a nonprofit cooperative exchange that connects successful entrepreneurs with IP-backed startups emerging from leading research universities. We aim to bring the discoveries of preeminent researchers to market by sourcing exceptional co-founders.

Amplifying the Impact of TTOs

Technology transfer offices (TTOs) are dynamic, with activity ranging from processing disclosures to managing accelerator partnerships to optimizing deal terms. AVX was founded to enhance these efforts by connecting qualified entrepreneurs to the startups launching from TTOs. Our focus is to solve the 'talent valley of death' for deep tech ventures.

Matching Top Talent to Startups

Top research institutions spotlight their emerging startups to the most seasoned entrepreneurs in their networks. AVX magnifies that spotlight by introducing university ventures to our nationwide network of entrepreneurs and investors with proven track records of research commercialization.  

Understanding the Science

Our team understands the science behind deep tech ventures. We conduct due diligence to provide input on network referrals for potential CEOs, investors, co-founders and board officers with relevant domain expertise. The network is rigorously vetted to eliminate mismatches and to ensure we curate investment-ready teams.

Optimizing Regional Talent

It is an immense challenge to find enough “fundable” entrepreneurs in any one geographic region. AVX eliminates this bottleneck by introducing vetted entrepreneurs from across our university network and we utilize ecosystem connectors who can uncover regional talent. The AVX pipeline is a highly effective mechanism for entrepreneurs to discover the optimal startup opportunity.

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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
Emeritus Board Member
John Pyrovolakis
John Pyrovolakis
Chair of the Board

AVX To Date

AVX has worked with 540+ proto-ventures from 41 different universities and has generated over 10,000 connections for these teams with advisors, board members, c-level leaders and investors who have experience helping researchers build ventures.

137

Pending Matches

38%

High-Value Connections

93

Matches To-Date

>$510M

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).

$18.7B

Federal R&D Spending

10,315

Inventions

527

New Startups

$1.75B

Revenue from IP

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