University of Utah /Venture Capital

University of Utah /Venture Capital

University of Utah /Venture Capital

Overview
Date Founded

2001

Headquarters

299 South Main Street,Suite 310,Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2369

Type of Company

Private

Industries

Private Equity & Venture Capital
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

The University Venture Fund a student-run venture fund, invests in companies located in the US primarily in the Intermountain West, but with some potential in select markets outside of the Intermountain West. The fund targets companies operating across a broad range of sectors such as, consumer, internet, technology and healthcare. It provides financing for early stage capital requirements and also makes co-investments.

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Executives & Employees

Founding Member

Managing Director

Faculty Advisor

Board of Directors

Founder at Square One Foundation

Investor at Zenefits

Pierre Lassonde Presidential Chair in Entrepreneurship, Department of Management at The University of Utah

Former Director at University of Utah /Venture Capital

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Recent Transactions
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Nestlé SA, Nestlé Health Science SA purchase VitaminPacks, Inc. from Emil Capital Partners LLC, Catterton Management Co. LLC, University of Utah /Venture Capital, BrandProject

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Merit Medical Systems, Inc. purchases Catheter Connections, Inc. from Sears Capital Management, Inc., Aphelion Capital LLC, Golden Seeds LLC, Life Science Angels, Sand Hill Angels, Inc., University of Utah /Venture Capital, Peterson Ventures LLC, Signal Peak Ventures LLC

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Johnson & Johnson, Biosense Webster, Inc. purchase Coherex Medical, Inc. from Oxford Bioscience Partners, Tullis Health Investors, Inc., Saints Ventures LLC, University of Utah /Venture Capital, Signal Peak Ventures LLC

Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Managing Director at Cross Creek Advisors LLC

Investments
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Coherex Medical, Inc. designs, develops, and markets catheter-based technologies for the treatment of structural heart defects. It offers WaveCrest device that is placed in the opening of the left atrial appendage to reduce complications associated with other device types, as well as simplifies the implant procedures. The company was founded by Brian K. Whisenant and Clark C. Davis in 2003 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT.

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BaroSense Inc. operates as a medical device company that focuses on the research and development of minimally invasive medical devices for the treatment of obesity. The company was founded by Richard S. Stack and William N. Starling, Jr. in 2001 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

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Koco Life LLC operates as a cosmetics store. It specializes in Skin Care and Body Care. The company was founded by Bryce Goldman and Kiana Cabell in 2014 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

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