FOF/PE/VC  Venture Investment Associates

     Office Locations:

88 Main Street
PO Box 131
Peapack, NJ 07977
Phone: 908-532-0020
Fax: 908-532-0040

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  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Middle Market
  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology



    VIA is an employee-owned manager of private equity funds of funds in venture capital, growth equity, buyouts, and energy, with total capital commitments in excess of $1.6 billion. Since 1993, VIA's funds have offered its limited partners significant long-term capital appreciation through diversified portfolio investments in some of the most desirable private equity partnerships. In general, many of these partnerships are not available to new investors and have high minimum investment requirements. VIA's investors include endowments, foundations, high net-worth individuals, family offices, corporations, and financial institutions. For Private Equity, investments are made through a vehicle committing to approximately 15 to 20 managers, backing 400 to 600 companies. Focus on capital efficient IT start-ups; For Micro-Cap Venture Capital, investments are made through a vehicle committing to approximately 6 to 8 managers, backing 150 to 300 companies. For Energy, investments are made through a vehicle committing to approximately 6 to 8 managers, backing 100 to 200 companies. Stathis Andris, VIA's founder and chairman, was one of the earliest investors in private equity and venture capital. He founded VIA in 1993 to acquire AVA Partners (AVA), the private equity portfolio of the American Express Company, a $180 million portfolio. To date, VIA has raised 18 funds.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Adrian Garcia Managing Director
    Chris Douvos Managing Director
    Chris Matassino Director of Finance
    Clifford Gilman Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer
    Jessica Marshall CPA Controller


    Portfolio companies include:

      Health Gorilla
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