Augment Ventures

Early Stage VC, Ann Arbor, Michigan


October 31, 2012

Augment Ventures recently made its second investment, in leading analytics software company LLamasoft, Inc. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. LLamasoft will use the investment to further development of its supply chain solutions software.
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October 11 & 12

Augment Ventures’ Managing Director Sonali Vijayavargiya will be speaking at TiECon Midwest 2012 “Entrepreneurship for Economic Empowerment” at the Sheraton Novi

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September 1 & 2


Augment Ventures’ Advisory Board Member Dr. Sanjiv Sinha will be a judge at the Indian Institute of Technology’s IIT Alumni Venture Pitchfest in Chicago, IL, September 1st & 2nd, 2012

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July 30, 2012

How Smart is Your Supply Chain?

Building a sustainable Supply Chain directly impacts the bottom line, new software design tools help achieve this goal.

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June  7, 2012

Augment Ventures Represents Midwest VCs
at DoE Cleantech Conference

On June 12-13, Sonali Vijayavargiya, founder and managing director of Ann Arbor-based Augment Ventures, will participate in the Department of Energy National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition (NCEBPC). Vijayavargiya is one of 20 venture capitalists invited to NCEBPC, she will mentor and judge the cleantech companies vying to win up to $100,000.

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February 15, 2012

NAWBO Announces 18th Annual
Top 10 Michigan Business Women Awards

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Greater Detroit Chapter will honor the Top 10 Michigan Business Women on Thursday, March 29, 2012. The 18th Annual Awards Luncheon will take place at the San Marino Club in Troy, Michigan.

The 2012 Top 10 Michigan Business Women award winners are:

• Up & Coming Award – Sonali Vijayavargiya, Augment Ventures

Full Awards List

December 15, 2011

Corp! Magazine Honors Sonali Vijayavargiya as a
Michigan Entrepreneur of Distinction

The award ceremony was held Dec. 6, 2011, at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy, Mich. Among the honorees who shared some of their views were: Wendy and David Achatz, co-founders of Achatz Handmade Pie Co.; Antoine Dubeauclard, president of Media Genesis, Steve Dickinson and Mike McCowan, co-owners of Amistee Duct Cleaning; Hans Hegge, CEO and co-founder of Text Ripple Inc.; Jeanette Pierce, co-founder and director of Inside Detroit; Sonali Vijayavargiya, founder of Augment Ventures; and Mostansar Virk, president and founder, EPIC Translations.

Corp! Magazine Article

August 11, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency announces the first fuel economy standards for heavy-duty trucks and buses. To meet these new standards, Augment Ventures portfolio company Aperia will be playing a critical role in improving fuel economy, cost saving and safety. The business case for Aperia’s product and value proposition has thus further solidified with these new fuel standards.
EPA Fuel Economy Fact Sheet for Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles 2011
EPA Fuel Economy Press Release for Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles 2011

July 26, 2011

Mark Suster, a general partner with GRP Partners, writes a blog that is among the top rated by VCs. He always has something interesting to share right from the trenches. In his current post he talks about growth in early stage investing and Micro VC funds. Augment is right ahead of this trend. We are focused on early stage investing, and we are a Micro VC fund focused on actively supporting our portfolio companies to shorten their innovation cycle.
The Rise of Micro VCs

July 25, 2011

from  Crain’s Detroit Business

Ann Arbor VC firm, state’s newest, raises its first round (Tom Henderson)

July 25, 2011

Augment Ventures Announces First Close and Investment

Contact: Jenn Cornell

July 25, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 25, 2011 – ANN ARBOR, MICH. – Augment Ventures, a new early-stage venture capital fund in Ann Arbor, Michigan, recently closed its first round of funding and made its first investment in Aperia Technologies, a cleantech company. Read more…

July 1, 2011

This study from Google shows how the green economy will impact GDP growth, job retention and creation and combat climate change. It ties in nicely with Augment’s belief that participating in this economic opportunity will lead to both value creation and wealth generation.