AVCP is based in Cambridge UK and was established by Chris
Poulton and Dr Matthew Gaved in
1999. In 2000, AVCP opened Downing Park Innovation
Centre in Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridge. This has provided a highly
supportive environment for AVCP Portfolio Companies and daily contact
with AVCP partners.
AVCP investments have focused on companies which provide high added-value
infrastructure, information services and solutions to business customers.
The AVCP team has achieved a number of successful full and partial
exits including ActiveHotels, Antenova,
Netcentric, Nomad Software and Torstar.
Over the past twelve years, AVCP has made around twenty investments.
Fifteen of these have subsequently received one or more rounds
venture capital funding, seven have been sold to trade or private equity buyers and one has achieved an IPO.