a proven educational model
UVF II provides an unparalleled experiential education for students—while delivering professional governance and investment rigor that sophisticated investors require.
Formed in 2001, the University Venture Fund (UVF) at the University of Utah was the first and largest experiential student venture fund in the U.S. Supported by investors like James Lee Sorenson, Geoff Wolley, and Tim Draper and managed by professionals like Jared Hutchens, Tom Stringham, and Peter Harris, UVF has proved the model that students can and will execute alongside industry leading investors.
delivering competitive returns
A backtest of the first UVF portfolio demonstrates that those portfolio investments that were impact investments outperformed the portfolio as a whole. UVF II's network will provide best-in-class deal flow of impact investments for the Fund. By gearing UVFII toward impact investing, we seek to replicate our impact investing successes.