The fund's first deal was BaroSense Inc., a Menlo Park, Calif., life-sciences company, in a round led by RWI Group, a Palo Alto, Calif., VC firm in 2004. Since then the Fund has made 24 investments in a diverse number of industries and stages. The Fund has had eight successful exits including four IPOs. Today the Fund makes early stage, growth equity and later stage buyout investments in industries spanning consumer products to software to biotechnology.
The Fund has also achieved strong success is its other core goal: Develop the entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow. UVF has put over 400 students through its program, most of work at many of the most prestigious companies around the world.