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     Office Locations:

Simon Business School
245 Gleason Hall
Rochester, NY 14627



  • Early



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    The Simon School Venture Capital Fund (SSVCF) is an early stage VC fund run by 2nd year MBA and Master's students at the Simon Business School, University of Rochester. The SSVCF is a $1 million evergreen fund and was initially funded by alumni donations. The fund is guided by an advisory board, which consists of successful entrepreneurs, VC investors, and professionals in other fields. The SSVCF accepts inquiries from all prospective companies regardless of affiliation with the Simon School of Business or University of Rochester. Preference is shown, however, toward companies that have an affiliation with the University of Rochester and have a presence in the greater Rochester community.

    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 Banikowski Venture Consultant
    Daniel Lazarek Director
    David Oliveiri University Fund Official
    Dennis Kessler Director
    Gregg Steinberg Co-Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:


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