I  UC San Diego von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center


     Office Locations:

9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code: 0433
La Jolla, CA 92093
Phone: 858-822-1435



  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    The von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center offers pre-venture funding, business advisory services as well as entrepreneurial education to researchers and students developing innovative technologies at universities throughout Southern California. To date, the von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center has granted $6 million to 142 technology teams and contributed to the creation of 40 start-up companies that have raised more than $150 million in capital and created 500 jobs. The von Liebig Center serves as a key player in the Triton Technology Fund. Through service agreements between UC San Diego and the Triton Technology Fund, the von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center will help identify and mentor teams interested in working with the Triton Technology Fund. The Triton Technology Fund will invest in companies affiliated with UC San Diego faculty, students or alumni with innovations in the software, communications, electronics, materials, medical devices and instruments sectors. The goal is to leverage breakthroughs in these areas to provide solutions for business-to-business enterprises. UC San Diego faculty, students and alumni with intellectual property owned either by UC San Diego or by other entities are of potential interest to the Triton Technology Fund. All UC San Diego-owned intellectual property transactions go through the campus Technology Transfer Office following the standard practices.

    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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    Sujit Dey Faculty Director
    Vish Krishnan Associate Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Ortiva Wireless
        web link


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