Access Venture Partners

Access Venture Partners is a Colorado-based fund investing in early stage technology companies with a founder-first mentality.

5.0
(6)
Recommend to another founder 100%

Independent rating of Access Venture Partners VC fund

Overall rating:
5.0
(6)
Recommend to another founder: 100%
Team quality
4.0
Professionalism
Personal qualities
None
Integrity
None
Respect and decency
None
Experience
Relevant expertise
None
Investment process
Not reviewed
Approachability
None
Clarity of the process
None
Speed of the process
None
Responsiveness
None
Ease of the process
None
Due diligence
None
Value add
5.0
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
None
Board activity
None
Terms
Founder friendly
None
Help with follow-up rounds
None

About Access Venture Partners VC fund

Founded:
1999
Number of funds:
3
Number of investments:
92
Number of exits:
18
Headquarters:
Organization type:
Venture Capital

Portfolio - latest investments by Access Venture Partners VC fund

Founders' reviews of Access Venture Partners VC fund

Team quality
4.0
Professionalism
Experience
Investment process
Not reviewed
Value add
5.0
Supportiveness
Terms
Recommend to another founder 100%
Older than a year by non-portfolio founder
New Partner
Access just brought on Kirk Holland from Boulder-based Vista Ventures. Always curious when VCs change funds, but Kirk is a straight shooter. I have pitched both firms in the past, and this really lends credibility to Access VP.
Not reviewed
Team quality
Not reviewed
Investment process
Not reviewed
Value add
Not reviewed
Older than a year by non-portfolio founder
Unlock more reviews by creating a free account
Known These Guys for Years
I have known the whole crew for 10 years. Wallace was even our lawyer before he became a VC. I can tell you that they are as fair as they come, but they are also in the biz to make money. Frank III will run you ragged on diligence and on your BOD, but will make you better. A little stingy on comp committee, so just stick these guys on audit committee and you'll be OK. They led our A round, and now we are raising our C, so...so far so good.
Not reviewed
Team quality
Not reviewed
Investment process
Not reviewed
Value add
Not reviewed
Older than a year by non-portfolio founder
Unlock more reviews by creating a free account
Good Pitch
Jay was attentive and courteous. He listened to the pitch and was enthusiastic. We are not the usual ad-driven online play. Our demographic (older, female), partners (CPGs) and model (value added services) are outside the scope of most of the "institutional" players in Austin. Jay got the model and the opportunity.
Not reviewed
Team quality
Not reviewed
Investment process
Not reviewed
Value add
Not reviewed
Older than a year by non-portfolio founder
Unlock more reviews by creating a free account
Openly Hostile to Entrepreneurs During Pitch
We pitched Access in Austin a few years back, and found Bob Rees to be quite nice/helpful/competent, but he is no longer with the fund.
Not reviewed
Team quality
Not reviewed
Investment process
Not reviewed
Value add
Not reviewed
Older than a year by non-portfolio founder
Unlock more reviews by creating a free account
Met with Another One of Their Team Members
We met with one of the Managing Directors, Brian Wallace. A very good guy as well.
Not reviewed
Team quality
Not reviewed
Investment process
Not reviewed
Value add
Not reviewed
Older than a year by non-portfolio founder
Unlock more reviews by creating a free account
Upfront, Honest Team
Frank II and III are both upstanding guys - you'll get a fair assessment.
Similar funds