• Strategy & Value Add

    Venture University's investment fund is VU Venture Partners, with offices in San Francisco and Hong Kong, and operates an Investor Syndicate

    Investment Range:


    Initial Investments: Up to $1M


    Follow-on Investments: Up to $10M

    Stage & Geography:


    Target Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, & Some Series B


    Geography: Mainly US focused, but also invests in Canada, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia

    Vertical Focus:


    VU has dedicated investment team of ~50+ investors focused on...

    • Consumer 
    • Enterprise
    • Fintech
    • Frontier
    • Healthcare
    • PropTech
    Thesis Driven:
    VU identifies the biggest opportunities across verticals and develops core investment theses by covering markets broader, deeper, faster, & smarter than a typical fund

    Value Add:


    Access to top-tier performing General Partners, with 45+ yrs of VC experience, investing $1.8B+ in 250+ companies, with a 4x+ net cash return, and were early investors in Beyond Meat, Facebook, Twitter, Venmo, Uber, FabFitFun, Oculus, Oscar, Wish, etc.


    Ability to leverage a powerful network for introductions to customers, partners, investors, employees, advisers, acquirers, etc. via:

    • A large investment team: 45+ investors in SF, NYC, & Hong Kong
    • VU's continuously growing alumni investor network working at other VC/PE funds, accelerators, and family offices
    • VU's LP investors that are part of VU's Investor Syndicate

    Follow-on Rounds: VU may participate in multiple follow-on rounds and lead future follow-on rounds. 2/3rd of Fund II is reserved for follow-on capital, investing up to $10M per company.