VC  Deming Center Venture Fund

     Office Locations:

Leeds School of Business, Koelbel Building, 419 UCB
995 Regent Dr.
Boulder, CO 80309-0419
Phone: 303-735-5415



  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    The Deming Center Venture Fund (DCVF) is setup to promote and foster entrepreneurship and early-stage investing throughout the CU and Front Range communities. The fund attracts and develops Leeds MBA and other CU graduate students through an applied venture capital investment experience. The Deming Center Venture Fund (DCVF) supports emerging companies in Boulder and surrounding communities. The Fund is managed by Leeds MBA and Colorado Law School students. Part of the Leeds School of Business (at the University of Colorado at Boulder), the Robert H. and Beverly A. Deming Center for Entrepreneurship was founded in 1995, and adopted the tagline of 'Entrepreneurs pioneering a sustainable world' in 2005 to represent its commitment to sustainable entrepreneurship. Deming Center programs offer tomorrow's entrepreneurial leaders an entree into the fast-changing world of sustainable business opportunities, with a focus on the growing fields of clean technology and renewable energy. Although investment size will vary greatly, the median capital investment of the Fund is targeted at $25,000 supporting raises of less than $1,000,000. A co-invested round could total significantly more than the target median.

    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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    Brad Bernthal . Faculty Advisor
    Chris Leach . Faculty Advisor
    Roberto Caccia Faculty Advisor


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