The Deming Center Venture Fund (DCVF) supports emerging companies in Boulder and surrounding communities. The Fund is managed by a cross-disciplinary team of CU Boulder graduate students. Student team members benefit from the guidance of an experienced advisory board that includes University faculty and local leaders in venture capital and angel investing.

Investment Thesis

The DCVF focuses on investments in the "funding gap" providing financial support that early-stage companies often require to develop and test new products and technologies. The Fund is well positioned to invest without a partner, and, where appropriate, is capable of leveraging strong relationships with local angel investors to make co-investments. The target capital investment of the Fund is $25,000 supporting raises of less than $1,000,000. The investment is provided in exchange for equity, convertible debt, or a similar security. 

The Fund aims to both provide support to the CU entrepreneurial ecosystem while also exposing the graduate students who manage the fund to an applied venture capital investment experience as they source, analyze and invest in local ventures.

Interested in our help?

If you are entrepreneur looking for funding, an industry expert that would like to help out, or a student, please feel free to contact us at contact@cudcvf.org if you have any questions and want to get into touch. 

Interested in joining our team?

The DCVF is currently recruiting first-year law and graduate engineering students to join our team.

If you are interested in joining, we would love to have you attend the following event:

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS THE DARK HORSE BAR AND GRILL EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED. HOWEVER, WE WILL STILL HAVE MEMBERS OF THE FUND AT THE DARK HORSE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13TH BETWEEN 6 AND 8 P.M. FOR INTERESTED STUDENTS TO SPEAK WITH. THANK YOU AND SORRY FOR THE CHANGE OF PLANS.

1. We are co-hosting an event at the Dark Horse Bar and Grill on [to be rescheduled]. The event will include a live pitch by an entreprenuer. We are very appreciative of the lead sponsor, the Business Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association.To apply, please use the "Apply" tab at the top of the page or follow this link to our application page.

Our spring recruiting will close on Thursday, March 28th. If you have any questions, please email contact@cudcvf.org.