VC  Social Venture Fund

http://www.umsocialventure.com/





     Office Locations:

Michigan Ross School of Business
701 Tappan Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-763-5796

 

Stages:

  • Early


 

Industries:

  • Education & Training
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare

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    Description:

    Launched in September 2009 by a group MBA students, the University of Michigan Social Venture Fund (SvF) invests in and supports innovative companies that place social impact at the heart of their business model. It invests at least $50,000 in early stage companies that generate both financial and social returns. The fund is housed within the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Ross School of Business. The Social Venture Fund focuses exclusively on for-profit enterprises that are committed to positive and measurable social or environmental impact. SVF invests in US-based businesses working in the areas of Education, Food Systems & Environment, Health, and Urban Revitalization. The Urban Revitalization sector is particularly interested in business plans from the Southeast Michigan/Detroit area. SVF is led by approximately 40 MBAs and BBAs, nearly one-half of whom are pursuing dual-degrees in Education, Public, Environment, Health, Law and Public Policy.



    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
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    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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    Uday Rajan Faculty Advisor

     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Jack & Jake's
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      LearnZillion
        web link


      Loveland
        web link


      Mytonomy
        web link


      Powerhouse Dynamics
        web link


     

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