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Svf

Simon School Venture Fund (SSVF)

Venture Fund · 52 Members · Rochester, NY, US
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About this Program

SSVF is a student-run VC fund managed by 2nd-year MBA students at the University of Rochester's Simon Business School. SSVF invests in US-based startups only.

Our Investment Focus

We target US-based, revenue generating companies with high growth potential and scalable business models, that can benefit from up to $25K in initial funding and potentially leveraging our network of student consultants & entrepreneurs as well as our alumni & faculty advisors and investment partners.


As a subsidiary of the University of Rochester, we utilize the University’s vast resources and alumni network to support our portfolio companies and help them grow and scale. Invested startups benefit from connecting with our alumni, faculty, and world-class entrepreneurial advisors that have valuable experience in a wide range of industries/verticals, with backgrounds including executive leadership, management & startup consulting, accounting, venture finance, legal, intellectual property, and tech transfer. In addition to our capital resources, some of which are reserved for follow-on rounds, our immense support network can be a huge value-add to startups that often face unforseen opportunities and challenges as they grow.

Preferred Industries

  • Biotechnology
  • Business Products
  • Business Services
  • Computers and Peripherals
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial/Energy
  • Internet / Web Services
  • IT Services
  • Marketing / Advertising
  • Mobile
  • Nanotechnology
  • Networking and Equipment
  • Software
  • Transportation
  • Travel

Preferred Locations

  • United States