Well-known venture capitalists and entrepreneurs partner with UCLA to create the UCLA Venture Capital Fund.
2000$1 Million Milestone
The UCLA Venture Capital Fund raises approximately $1 million and invests that money into startups associated with UCLA and its alumni.
2001-2005Tech Bubble Bursts
The tech bubble bursts, and many of the Fund's initial investments lose significant value.
2006"Cashless Pledge" Model
The Fund launches a new model, dubbed the "cashless pledge" model, which allows entrepreneurs to pledge equity in their startups to UCLA.
2012 Programming Expands
The Fund launches a wave of new programs -- both on- and off-campus -- designed to foster UCLA's entrepreneurial ecosystem.
2017 New Name and Model
The UCLA Venture Capital Fund becomes UCLA Ventures and launches a new model, which builds community, enhances our portfolio, and impacts UCLA's entrepreneurial ecosystem.