Los Angeles based USC Marshall School of Business has launched a venture capital fund.
Supported by donations from alumni, patrons and USC collaborating organizations, the USC Marshall Venture Fund invests in and receives equity from early-stage startups founded by USC students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
The firm aims to bridge the funding gap for early stage USC-related companies; train students to evaluate, make, and manage venture investments; involve and leverage alumni, advisors, and donors to support and accelerate USC ventures; and to return capital to the fund.
Upon a liquidity event, 100% of the realized gain is reinvested into the fund, ensuring that it remains an evergreen fixture of USC Marshall’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Members of the Fund’s Investment Committee are:
– Anna Barber, Techstars LA
– Damir Becirovic, Index Ventures
– Dino Becirovic, Index Ventures
– Michael Carney, Upfront Ventures
– Austin Clements, TenOneTen Ventures
– Nic Dardenne, Y Combinator Continuity Fund
– Gabe Greenbaum, Pritzker
– Laurent Grill, LUMA Launch
– Ryan Morris, Plus Capital
– Marlon Nichols, Cross Culture Ventures
– Dustin Rosen, Wonder Ventures
– Elaine Russell, PLG Ventures
– Erin Shipley, The Helm
– Luke Sikora, Vulcan Capital
– Ryan Smith, Magic Johnson Enterprises
– Michael Tam, Craft Ventures
– Anthony Tucker, Troy Capital
The USC Marshall Venture Fund is slated to begin investing this month.