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     Office Locations:

c/o Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship
1475 Lawrence Street, Suite 5500
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-315-8000



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    Rutt Bridges Venture Capital Fund was started in 1998 from an endowment gift and is matched by the CU Foundation. This fund was created in order to provide seed capital for start-up companies affiliated with the Bard Center and has funded five companies to date. Rutt Bridges invests in innovative businesses and the fund is managed by a team of student associates and advisors from the Bard Center Advisory Council. The fund provides initial startup capital and the possibility of up to one additional round of funding for eligible companies. The typical deal uses a convertible debt structure and the fund participates in the ongoing growth of these young ventures. Initial investments are expected to be $25,000 and typically cannot be the only source of funding for prospective companies. The fund does not invest in real estate, gambling or other industries deemed incompatible with the mission of the University of Colorado.

    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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    Rutt Bridges


    Portfolio companies include:

      Simple Decisions
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      Tensegrity Prosthetics
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      Viktorian Guitars
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      Waste Farmers
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      Wed Steps
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    Recent News:

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