Afore Capital

New York, New York
Afore Capital is a $47 million fund co-founded by Anamitra Banerji & Gaurav Jain to support product-oriented founders at the very earliest stage (pre-seed). Our sweet spot is the $500K-$1.5M round, where we can lead the pre-seed round as an institutional investor alongside high value angels. At Afore, we believe that before there's a company, before there's a business, there's a product founder leading by product. The products are often raw, sometimes just rough concepts requiring a lot of imagination. They are pre-traction and pre-obvious. But they come from founders with non-obvious insights and infectious ambitions. We started Afore to back these founders at the pre-seed stage exclusively, on day zero of their journey. We bring with us 16 years of product experience and 7 years of institutional investing experience.
Founded:2016
Firm Location:New York, New York • Los Angeles, California • San Francisco, California • Palo Alto, California • San Francisco Bay Area
Afore Capital Team
Photo of Anamitra Banerji, Managing Partner at Afore Capital
Anamitra Banerji
Afore Capital·Managing Partner
Sweet spot: $1M
Range: $850K - $2.0M
Investors in South Africa, Investors in China, Investors in Europe, Investors in Latin America, Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in AR/VR, Investors in AR/VR, Investors in BioTech, Investors in BioTech, Investors in ClimateTech/CleanTech, Investors in ClimateTech/CleanTech, Investors in Creator/Passion Economy, Investors in Creator/Passion Economy, Investors in Crypto/Web3, Investors in Crypto/Web3, Investors in DeepTech, Investors in DeepTech, Investors in Developer Tools, Investors in Developer Tools, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Web3/Blockchain, Investors in Web3/Blockchain
Photo of Jay Chen, Venture Partner at Afore Capital
Jay Chen
Afore Capital·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $750K
Range: $500K - $1.2M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in FinTech, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of Aman Dhesi, Venture Partner at Afore Capital
Aman Dhesi
Afore Capital·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $750K
Range: $500K - $1.2M
Investors in Los Angeles (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Los Angeles / Southern California (Other Lists), Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS
Photo of Riley Finch, Afore Capital
Riley Finch
Sweet spot: $1M
Range: $500K - $1.5M
Investors in London, Investors in Austin (TX), Investors in New York, Investors in SF, Investors in Canada
Photo of Gaurav Jain, Managing Partner at Afore Capital
Gaurav Jain
Afore Capital·Managing Partner
Sweet spot: $750K
Range: $500K - $1.2M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Data Services, Investors in Data Services, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in FinTech, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of Venky Karnam, Venture Partner at Afore Capital
Venky Karnam
Afore Capital·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $250K
Range: $100K - $500K
Investors in Thailand, Investors in Singapore, Investors in Philippines, Investors in Malaysia, Investors in Indonesia, Investors in Canada, Investors in United States, Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in FinTech, Investors in FinTech, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of Jacqueline Kennedy, Investor at Afore Capital
Jacqueline Kennedy
Afore Capital·Investor
Sweet spot: $750K
Range: $500K - $1.2M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in FinTech, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Health IT, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of Jackson Moses, Venture Partner at Afore Capital
Jackson Moses
Afore Capital·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $750K
Range: $500K - $1.2M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in Palo Alto (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in FinTech, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of Nate Wang, Investor at Afore Capital
Nate Wang
Afore Capital·Investor
Sweet spot: $750K
Range: $500K - $1.2M
Investors in New York (NY)
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in FinTech, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in New York City (Other Lists), Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS
Photo of Kevin Wu, Venture Partner at Afore Capital
Kevin Wu
Afore Capital·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $750K
Range: $500K - $1.2M
Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in New York (NY)
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in FinTech, Investors in FinTech, Investors in GovTech, Investors in GovTech, Investors in Health & Hospital Services, Investors in Health & Hospital Services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Logistics, Investors in Logistics, Investors in New York City (Other Lists)