Gaurav JainSan Francisco, California, United States
Co-founded Afore Capital, the largest venture fund ($124M) dedicated to pre-seed investments. No investment is "too early" for Afore, and in fact, we prefer to get involved as early as possible and help the company get to the next stage where traditional VCs can get involved. Previously, I made 26 seed-stage investments including Cruise Automation (acq by GM for $1B+), Firebase (acq by Google) and Dia & Co (Series A Sequoia Capital) through Founder Collective. I was one of the first Product Managers for Android (led the Nexus product line); joined the platform when we had less than 1M total users (today >2.5B). I was recognized with the Founders Award, highest employee achievement award at Google, for my contributions to Android. Also co-founded Polar in 2007, leading native ads platform.
Co-founder, Managing Partner
Harvard Business SchoolMaster of Business Administration - MBA, Venture Capital, Private Equity
University of WaterlooBachelor of Engineering - BE, Software Engineering - Minor in Management Sciences