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Afore Capital

Massachusetts
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:Massachusetts • New York, New York • Los Angeles, California • Chicago, Illinois • San Francisco, California • Palo Alto, California • London • Toronto, Ontario • San Francisco Bay Area
Investor Firms That Co-Invest with Afore Capital
Abstract VenturesAlsop Louie PartnersFlint CapitalPrecursor VenturesCanvas VenturesEnd PartnersK9 VenturesSpark CapitalAlpaca VCFounder CollectiveKRM Interests LLCReach CapitalGoat CapitalThe Community FundQuiet CapitalMelo7 Tech Partners, LLCFlybridge Capital PartnersOff The Grid Ventures645 VenturesLiquid 2 VenturesPS InvestmentsLocus VenturesManchesterStory GroupPJCRecursive VenturesCraft VenturesKW Angel FundM13Tribe CapitalAccelRosecliff VenturesPioneer FundCoughdrop CapitalValar VenturesPolaris PartnersSoftBank CapitalMerus CapitalXFactor VenturesSouth Park Commons2048 VenturesThe House FundAudacious VenturesAmplify PartnersO.G. Tech PartnersClimate CapitalOperator PartnersAndreessen HorowitzGeneral CatalystFounders FundGolden VenturesNextGen Venture PartnersNextView VenturesChaac VenturesCountdown CapitalSNRMischief Venture Capital305 VenturesNot Boring CapitalNew Enterprise Associates (NEA)Sapphire VenturesScale Venture PartnersDesigner FundSeven Seven SixTwo Sigma VenturesElectric CapitalWork Life VenturesAngelListBasecamp FundCowboy VenturesFelicis VenturesFoundation CapitalVillage GlobalGradient VenturesGreat Oaks Venture CapitalKleiner PerkinsMenlo VenturesRedpoint VenturesSequoia CapitalSierra VenturesSoma CapitalUlu VenturesY CombinatorGaingelsThirty Five VenturesFlucas VenturesType One VenturesRiverPark VenturesPareto HoldingsVouch Insurance040 CapitalLooking Glass CapitalObvious VenturesCharge VenturesSignia Venture Partners2.12 AngelsApollo ProjectsConversion Capital8VCBowery CapitalAnthemis Group
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 LatAm (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 Rajat Bhageria, Partner at Afore Capital
Rajat Bhageria
Afore Capital·Partner
Sweet spot: $750K
Range: $500K - $1.2M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Robotics, Investors in Robotics, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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 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: $1M
Range: $250K - $2.0M
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 Diverse Investors (Other Lists), 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), Investors in Investors who invested in diverse founders (Other Lists), Investors in Investors who invested in female founders (Other Lists), Investors in Investors who were founders (Other Lists)
Photo of Prem Kalevar, Partner at Afore Capital
Prem Kalevar
Afore Capital·Partner
Sweet spot: $750K
Range: $500K - $1.2M
Investors in Toronto (Ontario)
Investors in British Columbia (Other Lists), Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in FinTech, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS
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 Kayla Kavanaugh, Investor at Afore Capital
Kayla Kavanaugh
Afore Capital·Investor
Sweet spot: $750K
Range: $500K - $1.2M
Investors in Chicago (IL)
Investors in Enterprise Applications, Investors in Enterprise Applications, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Midwest (Other Lists), Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS
Photo of Shaad Khan, Investor at Afore Capital
Shaad Khan
Afore Capital·Investor
Sweet spot: $750K
Range: $500K - $1.2M
Investors in London
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in FinTech, Investors in FinTech, Investors in London (Other Lists), Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS
Photo of Elizabeth (Lizzie) Siegle, Scout at Afore Capital
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Siegle
Sweet spot: $750K
Range: $500K - $1.2M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of Jack McClelland, Analyst at Afore Capital
Jack McClelland
Afore Capital·Analyst
Sweet spot: $750K
Range: $500K - $1.2M
Investors in Massachusetts
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in FinTech, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS
Photo of Nandeet Mehta, Partner at Afore Capital
Nandeet Mehta
Afore Capital·Partner
Sweet spot: $750K
Range: $500K - $1.2M
Investors in Los Angeles (CA)
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in FinTech, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Los Angeles / Southern California (Other Lists), Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS
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)