Who We Are
The Social Venture Fund (SvF) impact investment fund at the University of Michigan invests in and supports innovative companies that place social impact at the heart of their business model.
The nation's first student-led impact investing fund, SvF aims both to push the boundaries of business education and use financial and human capital to shape the emerging impact investing field.
In the News
Bloomberg Businessweek: Ross Student Fund Gets Into the Social Media Business
May 09, 2013 (original article) Among the first of its kind, the student-led Social Venture Fund at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business recently announced an investment in Mytonomy, a social network for college and career advising. It’s the [...]
Ross Student Fund Gets Into the Social Media Business
Bloomberg Businessweek (original article) By Francesca Di Meglio May 09, 2013 Among the first of its kind, the student-led Social Venture Fund at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business recently announced an investment in Mytonomy, a social network for [...]
SVF invests in Mytonomy
April 17, 2013 – The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business today announced that its Social Venture Fund, the nation’s first student-led impact investing fund, [...]
Blog: An Impact Investor’s Dilemma in a Changing Landscape
by Kaitlyn Brown A changing landscape An increasing number of social entrepreneurs are choosing to launch for-profit businesses rather than non-profit organizations to attain their desired social impact. For-profit models allow these entrepreneurs to avoid dependencies on sometimes unpredictable grant [...]
SVF on GreenBiz.com
Check out our very own Berry Kennedy’s article, Why impact investing goes beyond venture capital, on GreenBiz.com. http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/03/29/why-impact-investing-beyond-venture-capital
Portfolio: Featured Company
On April 18th 2013, SVF Social Venture Fund,participated in a seed stage round of financing in Mytonomy, Inc., a video storytelling platform for college and career advising. The Fund joined lead investor NewSchools Venture Fund and Kapor Capital in the deal. This marks the student-led fund’s third investment and second in the education sector.
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