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Modern Venture Partners
Location: SF Bay Area

Modern Venture Partners (MVP) opens inaccessible opportunities in venture capital to high-net-worth individuals and families, giving their investors the same advantages as endowments, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds.

  • Founded: 2020
  • Headquarters: Menlo Park, CA


Individuals cannot access great venture-backed startups

  • Most High-Net-Worth individuals don’t know how to invest in venture funds
  • Top VC’s don’t need or want their money
  • Most default to individual deals sourced by friends and family
  • Some curious investors go to crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter or AngelList. However, these platforms are typically limited to higher-risk, early-stage deals unlikely to attract top-tier VCs, and offer little stage diversification or due diligence assistance
  • Data insights are difficult and, in some cases, unattainable

 Deal Management Issues

  • Proper due diligence is not feasible for most investors
  • They cannot access the wisdom of crowds or expert materials from VCs
  • Top deals move very quickly. Time is a limiting factor and building a quality portfolio is not practical
  • Most HNW’s lack VC experience and would rather outsource, yet have some control decisions


A Proven Methodology

For more than four years, we have won allocation alongside the best lead investors in over 65 startups through advanced research and revenue-generating support. Here’s how we do it:

Earning the Company’s Respect

  • Our analytics software generates business performance and market insights that let us show management teams we know their business and have been paying attention.
  • We utilize our operating, investing, and market perspectives to personally connect with the Founders/CEOs.
  • We provide fast and flexible checks of $100k to $10M with no fixed ownership requirement, tied to a network of valuable investors, conveniently represented as a single line on the cap table.

Increasing the Company’s Value

  • We immediately help startups with customer acquisition, strategic relationships, recruiting revenue-generating positions, and advising through our deep network of industry leaders, repeat entrepreneurs, and seasoned operators.
  • We invite key limited partners to contribute more than just capital. Our LPs have the conviction to invest their time and a lifetime of relationships to improve the outcomes for the right company.
Why We're Hot
  • Raised $45M in their 1st year
  • Completed 65+ Investments
  • 26 Invested Led by Midas List Investors
  • Before launching MVP, the team successfully co-invested in over 40 startups

Sample Investments

We're in Good Company

MVP partners have invested with over 70% of the top firms represented on the Midas List.

  • Accel
  • NEA
  • a16z
  • Sequoia
  • Lightspeed
  • Khosla
  • Greycroft
  • Founders Fund
  • Foundation Capital



  • Proven sales track record in a complex sales environment
  • Understands, speaks intelligently, and is passionate about technology and innovation
  • A life-long learner who seeks opportunities to consistently build knowledge and expertise on a broad portfolio of diverse investments
  • Charismatic professional who can make a compelling argument in favor of an investment opportunity while artfully communicating the merits and potential risks
  • Excellent verbal, written, and communication skills
  • Experience in working with top clients in high-end professional service environments such as private banking, financial advising, law, strategic consulting, or enterprise sales
  • Driven and motivated by delivering on clear targets and annual goals
  • Comfortable taking an entrepreneurial approach while also working productively with the team


  • This role will report to the Founder & Managing Director and will work closely with the entire team
  • Diligently and comprehensively address investor questions, requests, and concerns
  • Cultivate thought leadership around the venture capital asset class in general and about specific companies and venture funds in the MVP portfolio and ecosystem
  • Utilize and enhance practices around MVP’s existing CRM systems to manage workflow, track engagement, manage project pipelines
  • Generate and pursue new business in distribution verticals including but not limited to corporations, family offices, pension funds, endowments, wealth advisors, registered investment advisors, and angel clubs
  • Strategize with experienced investor-facing colleagues on approaches to showcasing investment opportunities and engaging investors

Executive Team

Andre de Baubigny, Managing Partner

Wes Moyer, Managing Partner

David Fried, Partner – CRO

Jason Mintz, Partner- CTO

Gray Kinsella, Partner, CPO

Alex Li, Partner

Isabelle Araujo, Principal







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