Avenir 
means
the future

We are a future-focused investment firm backing category-defining companies

All
Consumer
Enterprise

We partner with visionary founders to build high quality businesses

Our team takes a first-principles based approach to identify large markets that are being disrupted by new technologies and changing end user preferences. We invest in businesses with high internal returns on invested capital and compounding advantages to scale. We partner with visionary founders to build high quality businesses capitalizing on these paradigm shifts.

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    Andrew co-founded Avenir in 2017. Before founding Avenir, Andrew worked at Shumway Capital, L Catterton and Peter J Solomon Company. As a Robertson Scholar, he received a Master of Management Studies from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a B.A. from the Honors Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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    Jamie co-founded Avenir in 2017. Before founding Avenir, Jamie spent time at Explorador Capital Management and in business affairs at Augusta National Golf Club. During the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, he served as special assistant and personal aide to Senator John McCain. Jamie received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.A. from the University of Georgia.
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    Ben is a Partner at Avenir. He joined the Investment Team in 2018. Before joining Avenir, Ben worked at Bain Capital in New York and Boston. Ben graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a B.A. in Philosophy.
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    Jared is a Partner at Avenir. He joined the Investment Team in 2023. Before joining Avenir, Jared worked at Steadview Capital and Coatue Management. Jared received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard College.
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    Paul joined the Investment Team at Avenir in 2019. He serves on the Board of Directors for Xepelin. Paul also serves as a board observer for Flutterwave and Ziina. Before joining Avenir, he worked at Thomas H. Lee Partners in the Consumer and Healthcare groups; at Credit Suisse in the Financial Sponsors group; and at Jeffries in the Restructuring group. Paul received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia.
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    Theresa joined the Investment Team at Avenir in 2019. She leads sourcing efforts across all verticals. Before joining Avenir, she worked at Vitruvian Partners and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London. Theresa graduated from Cambridge University where she majored in Politics and International Relations.
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    Jonathan joined the Investment Team at Avenir in 2020 and rejoined in 2022 following business school. He serves on the Board of Directors for Sundays and Malbon. Jonathan also serves as a board observer for Nivoda. Before joining Avenir, he worked at Advent International on the Retail, Consumer & Leisure investment team, and at Moelis & Company on the M&A team. Jonathan received an MBA from Harvard Business School and an Honors Business Administration degree from the Ivey School of Business.
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    Vinay joined the Investment Team at Avenir in 2022. Before joining Avenir, Vinay worked as a Principal at Sumeru Equity Partners (SEP). Prior to SEP, he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Investment Banking group. Vinay received a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University.
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    David joined the Investment Team at Avenir in 2022. Before joining Avenir, David worked at Susquehanna Growth Equity with a focus on B2B software. David graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a B.E. in Computer Science.
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    Philip joined the Investment Team at Avenir in 2021 and rejoined in 2022 following business school. Before joining Avenir, he worked at Tinicum Incorporated, a private investment partnership. Philip received an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and graduated magna cum laude from Williams College with a B.A. in History.
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    Chris is the VP of Finance and CCO at Avenir. He joined the Operations Team in 2022. Before joining Avenir, Chris worked at Anchorage Capital Group and was an Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Chris received a B.A. in Accounting and English from Boston College. Chris is a certified public accountant.
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    Cindy Oh  photo
    Cindy is Head of Platform at Avenir. She joined the Operations Team in 2021. Before joining Avenir, she worked at MacAndrews & Forbes on the Government Affairs team and in the Chairman’s office. Cindy received a B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University, where she was a member of the Division I Women’s Fencing Team.
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    Alexandra Cruz  photo
    Alex joined the Operations Team at Avenir in 2021. Before joining Avenir, she worked at MacAndrews & Forbes supporting the Chairman. Alex received a B.A. in Communications and Sociology from Rutgers University. She also was a member of the Women’s Rowing team at University of Delaware for two years.
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    Paulina joined the Operations Team at Avenir in 2022. Before joining Avenir, she supported the Chief Executive Officer at Vericast. Paulina received a B.A. in Marketing from Florida State University.
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    Shayna Paxton photo
    Shayna joined the Operations Team at Avenir in 2023. Before joining Avenir, she supported the co-founder at Palantir. Shayna received a B.A. in Child Development from California State University, Chico.
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