VC  Rady Venture Fund

     Office Locations:

UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0553
La Jolla, CA 92093
Phone: 858-534-9000



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device



    The Rady Venture Fund, a student-assisted venture capital investment fund, was established at the Rady School of Management to support the school's educational objectives in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and transfer of discoveries into the marketplace. Its goal is to provide a unique, hands-on learning experience for Rady MBA and UC San Diego graduate students. The Rady Venture Fund will make one to two investments per year. The fund seeks to invest in seed to early stage companies preferably located in San Diego or Southern California. The fund will invest in life sciences and biotech including medical devices, instrumentation and diagnostics; high-tech; information technology; communication and clean technology. A typical investment will go up to $150,000 on a fully funded basis. The fund will invest in equity or provide debt financing, mostly in the form of convertible debt.

    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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    Diana Kanchanasuwan Events Manager
    Frank Stonebanks Entrepreneur-in-Residence
    Gioia Messinger Entrepreneur-in-Residence
    Karen Jensen Entrepreneurship Advocate
    Lada Rasochova PhD, MBA Executive Director


    Portfolio companies include:

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