About the Fund

The Simon School Venture Fund is a business run out of the University of Rochester's Simon Business School. The fund started with an investment of $2M from distinguished and generous Simon alums. It has been maintained by current graduate business students and a trusted board of alumni, faculty, and professional advisors. The fund participates in seed and add-on rounds, investing $25,000-50,000.


The fund specializes in manufacturing and IT startups. However, the fund is open to all applicants that fit our initial screening process.