VC  UCLA Venture Capital Fund

     Office Locations:

UCLA College Of Letters and Science
2300 Murphy Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 310-794-9045



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    The UCLA Venture Capital Fund is a community of UCLA alumni and friends whose core purpose is to support and promote entrepreneurship at UCLA. The VC Fund mentors faculty and students, foster the growth of UCLA companies, and connect entrepreneurs with an interest in UCLA. Members have the opportunity to advise campus entrepreneurship initiatives, raise funds for UCLA start-ups, and advance UCLA as one of the top entrepreneurial universities in the nation. The UCLA Venture Capital Fund also offers venture capitalists and entrepreneurs to make pledges of stock in start-up companies before they go public. The UCLA Venture Capital Fund is housed in the College of Letters and Science and supports entrepreneurial activities across campus.

    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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    Desirae Vanek Assistant Director of Development
    Gary Baker Manager
    Kerri Hubbard Director of Development
    Mark Kapczynski Executive Director
    Michael Silton Executive Chair


    Portfolio companies include:

      Kythera Biopharmaceuticals
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      Nimble Collective
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