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Description$20m seed fund investing in NYU startups


NYU Innovation Venture Fund I, 1/2010 $20M


838 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY, 10003


Founder & Managing Director


NYU Innovation Venture Fund

The NYU Innovation Venture Fund is a seed-stage venture capital fund created in 2010 to invest in startups founded by and/or commercializing technologies and intellectual property developed by NYU students, faculty and researchers.

NYU excels at turning federal research dollars into patentable inventions. In recent years, it has converted intellectual property into more licensing income than Stanford, Columbia, MIT, Harvard, and the University of California system. In two decades, over 100 startups have been built on NYU discoveries and innovations. The Fund will bolster that strength.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Orca Pharmaceuticals 3/2014Partial Close$1.2M2
BioDigital 9/2013Series A$4M2
TB Biosciences 7/2013Series A$1.5M3
Vengo Labs 2/2013Seed$1M8
numberFire 1/2012Seed$750k7
Tagasauris 12/2011Seed4
Fondu 11/2011Seed$575k6



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