The Buff Venture Fund is a private venture capital fund that invests in startup companies connected to CU Boulder. Venture Partners has a formal partnership with the Buff Venture Fund to collaboratively grow startup companies and identify investment opportunities. We connect our startups to the fund for strategic guidance, mentorship and potential investment. 

The Buff Venture Fund makes investments at all stages, beginning with seed stage, and makes approximately five investments per year.

To be eligible for consideration for investment, a company must:

  1. include at least one founder who is a CU Boulder faculty member, student, staff, or alum, OR
  2. have licensed intellectual property through Venture Partners.

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Please note: The Buff Venture Fund is not a part of the University of Colorado, nor is the fund managed, operated or controlled by the university.