VC  University Venture Fund

     Office Locations:

299 South Main St., Suite 310
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801-326-3590
Fax: 801-326-3598



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Software & Internet



    The University Venture Fund is an independent venture fund that leverages the innovation of students from around the country. The fund traces its roots to a visit to the University of Utah in 2000 by Geoff Woolley, a venture capitalist who received his M.B.A. from Utah's David Eccles School of Business; he suggested the students start their own venture fund, and several students began raising the seed money. The Fund closed on $5M from institutional and individual investors in 2004, and by 2006, the Fund was managing $18.2M in assets, making it the largest student-run fund by assets under management in the country. Since 2004 the Fund has made more than 20 investments in a diverse number of industries and stages. UVF promotes entrepreneurship by creating a forum of students to be directly involved in venture capital. It is a collaboration between students seeking an entrepreneurial education and professional venture capitalists to search out high tech and consumer trends with potential. Many of the budding businesses they research and back are founded by entrepreneurs the students' age. Students are immersed in an environment that allows them to recognize and act on social and consumer trends, allowing them to identify and connect with potential investments that may otherwise go unnoticed by the venture capital world.



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    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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    Chad Salvadore CFO
    Jeramy Lund Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
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