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

Interested in joining our team? 

We are currently accepting applications from first-year MBA students. The application opens Friday, August 27, 2021 at 8am (mountain time) and closes Thursday, September 2, 2021 at midnight. Please submit questions to, or reach out to a current DCVF member!

The link to the application can be found here. Good luck!