We foster entrepreneurship in the UCLA Community.


    We help successful Bruins pay it forward.


    We bring together leading Bruin venture capitalists, experienced entrepreneurs

    & the next generation of company builders.


    We're helping make UCLA a leading entrepreneurial university

    Fostering Entrepreneuship

    For UCLA Students, Parents, Faculty and Alumni


    The UCLA Venture Capital Fund is a community of UCLA alumni and friends whose core purpose is to support and promote entrepreneurship at UCLA. The VC Fund mentors faculty and students, fosters the growth of UCLA companies, and connects entrepreneurs with an interest in UCLA. Members have the opportunity to advise campus entrepreneurship initiatives, raise funds for UCLA startups, and ultimately to advance UCLA as one of the top entrepreneurial universities in the nation.



    Uber CEO & Bruin, Travis Kalanick 

    in conversation with One King's Lane 

    Co-Founder & Bruin, Susan Feldman 

    at sold out event at Royce Hall, UCLA.

  • Entrepreneurial Achievement Award

    UCLA VC Fund Exec Chair, Michael

    Silton presents Uber CEO & Bruin

    Travis Kalanick with the award at 

    Royce Hall.


    "Travis represents our entrepreneurship

    ideals of dreaming big, thinking creatively

    to break through boundaries others have

    set, and having the persistence and passion

    to build a great company."


    To hear about future great Bruin entrepreneurship events in LA, SF & NY,

    please join our email list.


    Give back, influence the shape of entrepreneurship at UCLA & connect with fellow Bruins who share a common passion for growing companies.

    Give Back. Give Cashless.

    Innovative Philanthropy.

    Give back to the next generation of entrepreneurs

    Make a personal pledge of $10K or more worth of private company stock from your latest startup to the UCLA schools and programs that matter to you -- only transferring the stock to UCLA if and when you have a liquidity event.  When that happens, you'll receive a substantial charitable tax deduction.


    Everyone in the group will be cheering you on, and helping as they can.


    Connect with Leading VCs and Entrepreneurs

    Help your business and have fun!

    Membership benefits include exclusive access to recruiting, networking, increased visibility, and members-only events with successful entrepreneurs, students, and faculty.


    We host an annual dinner where we recognize entrepreneurial leadership, as well as regional mixers where you can get to know fellow Bruins and leverage your membership in this exclusive group. And if you are an investor, you'll get access to our deal flow of investment opportunities in new companies from the UCLA community.

    Transform Entrepreneurship at UCLA

    Influence the direction of entrepreneuship at UCLA and support the next generation of entrepreneurs.

    Make a difference. Members can participate in building VC Fund programs. We have various programs to mentor and support the next generation of entrepreneurs.


    In our UCLA Fellows program, promising students are selected for summer internships at hot startups. Fellows come to the world of startups to see the culture and experience, the ups and downs, and to build valuable connections—keys to their own future success for their first startup.


    Director, UCLA Venture Fund


    Executive Committee Members

    Josh Green

    Michael Howse

    Keith Leonard

    Jeff Suto


    Tech Investment Committee

    Rocky Gunderson, Committee Chair

    Mark Koerner

    Wilton Risenhoover

    Richard Wolpert

    Alex Ross

    NIcholas Wheeler

    Steve Bennet


    Life Science Investment Committee

    Nikhil Bhide

    Patrick Sislian

    Shellie Williams

    William Boyle

    Jeff Chapman


    PR & Research Committee

    Craig Carpenter, Committee Chair

    Josh Green

    General Partner Mohr Davidow

    Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association. Executive Committee Member and Chairman Emeritus of UCLA VC Fund.


    NY Director

    Lou Kerner


    Senior Associate
    Nathan SooHoo


    Entrepreneurship Liaison

    Mona Sobhani



    Brett Kadesh



    Dana Linda



    Ziqiang Shi

    Keith Leonard

    Former CEO Kythera Biopharmaceuticals. 

    Kythera's products are based upon intellectual property developed at Harbor-UCLA, a biomedical research facility. 

    Sold to Allergan for $2.1 Billion

    Managing Director Act One Ventures

    Member and Chairman Emeritus of UCLA VC Fund.

    Act One Ventures is a community focused, early stage venture fund investing in startups from the UCLA and surrounding communities.

    Previously founder/CEO of Rainmaker Systems (Nasdaq IPO)

    Michael Howse

    CEO of Stealth Startup

    Previously CEO at Bigfoot Networks acquired by Qualcomm. CEO of PacketHop and EIR at U.S. Venture Partners

    Tim Draper

    Founder. Draper Fisher Jurvetson

    Invested in Skype, Hotmail and many more.

    Leading Venture Capitalists

    Members include

    Oneal Bhambani, TCW Group

    Steve Bennet, Bodega Partners

    Jeff Brody, Redpoint Partners

    Michael Burry, Scion Asset Management

    Albert Cha, Vivo Ventures

    Jeff Chapman, Comerica Bank Ventures

    Ron Conway, SV Angel

    Topher Conway, SV Angel

    Tim Draper, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

    Ira Ehrenpreis, Technology Partners

    Barry Eggers, Lightspeed Ventures

    Craig Finster, Originate

    Josh Green, Mohr Davidow

    Bruce Hallett, Miramar Ventures

    David Helfrich, Garnett & Helfrich Capital

    Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz

    Lou Kerner, Flight VC

    John Kohler, Redleaf Ventures

    Susan Mason, Aligned Partners

    Josh Neumann, Pacific Capital Group

    Robin Pimentel, K5 Ventures

    Bill Reichert, Garage Technology  (photo)

    Matt Robinson, BoldStart Ventures

    Dave Welsh, Adams Street Partners


    Leading Entrepreneurs

    Members include

    Jeff Annison, MobiTV, New York Rock Exchange

    David Arfin, US Dept. of Energy

    Gary Baker, Clipblast

    Bob Baltera, Amira Pharmaceuticals

    Steve Bono, Constellation Wealth Advisors

    William Boyle, Peninsula Biopharma

    Carlos Camara, Tribogenics

    Danny Conway, Airtime

    Otavio Dalarossa, Nvestly

    Kevin Dunn, Trustnode

    Kirk Dunn, Cloudera

    Demian Entrekin, Bluescape

    Adam Ettinger, Sheppard Mullin

    Andre de Fusco, Cynvenio Biosystems

    Hideki Garren, Bayhill Therapeutics

    Rocky Gunderson, Sierra Rock

    Rick Gustafson, ServiceMax

    Kate Hawkins, Jazz Pharmaceuticals

    Michael Howse, Stealth

    Tatiana Hughes, Ticketmaster

    J. Kevin Judice, Cloudbreak

    Doug Kaewert, SENS

    Travis Kalanick, Uber

    Mark Kapczynski, Experian

    Paul Kim, Nido Labs

    Susie Kim, Pluto Money

    Danny Lanfear, InteKrin Therpeutics

    Jim Lanzone, CBS Interactive

    Songe LaRon, Squire

    Steve A. Laub, Atmel

    William Lee, Persentient Corp

    Keith Leonard, Kythera Biopharmaceuticals

    Mariah Lichtenstern, CINESHARES

    Jay Lipman, Simplifund

    Calvin Lui, UNIFIED

    Charles Marshall, Wired Benefits

    John McCutcheon, Ceterix Orthopaedics

    Steve McDermott, Cloudera

    Jules Miller, Hire an Esquire (photo)

    Andrew Mosson, Advisory Board Companies

    Wilton Risenhoover, Idealab

    Craig Rosenberg, Funnelholic Media

    Alex Ross, Enplug

    Treb Ryan, Dimension Data

    Hamid Salehi, Sensies

    George Scott, Equibid

    Ken Sims, Dell KACE Networks

    Michael Silton, UCLA VC Fund

    Patrick Sislian, Deton

    Zach Spitulski, Enplug

    Jeff Suto, Jeffrey Y Suto PC

    Peter Stevenson, Trustnode

    Tanuj Thapliyal, Ikigai

    Bijal Vakil, White & Case

    David Wu, Fantasy World

    Tim Yu, Pluto Money

    Bob Zider, The Beta Group






  • Social Feeds


    Guest passes for potential members are available upon request.

    Events are held in LA, SF, NY & Silicon Valley

    Weekly B.E. Nights on Campus

    Speakers, networking and an opportunity to get together and work on projects. For current students. Alumni welcome to join in via advanced registration. Pizza and cookies are provided.

    Every Tuesday 7:00 PM while school is in session.


    Interesting speakers on all the topics related to starting, funding, and growing your company. Click for specific schedule of speakers and events. Past speakers have included the founders of Enrou, URX, Imagine K12, Scopely, and RapGenius. Co-hosted with Bruin Entrepreneurs.


    Annual Business Meeting

    Updates on the Fund and our Portfolio companies.

    2016 (exact date TBD). Silicon Valley


    Annual VC Fund Dinner

    Speakers to be announced

    2016 (exact date TBD), Palo Alto. Members & Associates only.


    Our signature annual event for all the leading Bruin VCs and Entrepreneurs.


    Entrepreneurial Achievement Award

    Our annual award ceremony to celebrate an exceptional entrepreneur.

    Fall 2016 (exact date TBD) @UCLA


    Join us in recognizing top entrepreneurial talent with an award and fireside chat.


    Thank you to our sponsors who makes these events possible

    Cooley, LLP

    Cooley's attorneys solve legal issues for entrepreneurs, investors, financial institutions and established companies. Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and bet-the-company litigation, often where innovation meets the law.

    Cooley has more than 750 lawyers across 11 offices in the United States and China.

    Silicon Valley Bank


    Banking the world's most innovative companies and exclusive wineries, SVB's diverse financial services, knowledge, global network, and world class service increase our clients' probability of success. With $23 billion in assets and more than 1,600 employees, we provide commercial, international and private banking through 34 locations worldwide. Forbes Magazine ranks us among America's Best Banks.




    30/30 Student and Alumni Entrepreneurs Dinner

    An intimate dinner of 30 UCLA students and 30 UCLA alumni involved in entrepreneurship

    @Westwood.  May 2016


    30 student entrepreneurs mixed with 30 alumni entrepreneurs for a night of sharing, connecting and socializing. Seating is limited and by application.

    Student Entrepreneur Venture Competition

    ITA (Engineering) Final Pitch Event.

    May 17, 2016. 6:00PM - 9:00 PM. On Campus


    See presentations from up and coming UCLA related start ups. Enjoy some beer and wine at our networking event with fellow Bruin VCs and Entrepreneurs. See the competition winner announced. This competition is open to teams who have formed businesses where at least one member comes from the Samueli school of engineering and one from the Anderson business school.


    Lowell Milken Institute Sandler Prize for New Entrepreneurs: Final 

    Final event for the Milken Institute business plan competition.

    April 2016. UCLA School of Law


    Come see teams of UCLA students pitch their company ideas and compete for the grand prize of $100,000. Each team will include a current student or recent alum of the UCLA School of Law. See more details here.

    CES 2016 @ UCLA Anderson

    Come hear industry professionals, faculty, and students on topics such as Internet of Things, Smart Home, Connected Car, and others!

    Thursday, January 14th, 2016, 11:30am - 6:30pm @ Executive Dining Room (EDR), Gold Hall, UCLA Anderson School of Management, in partnership with Easton Technology Management Center


    The program will include talks and panels by invited industry professionals, faculty, and students, as well as vendor displays presenting the hottest new technologies. The event will culminate with Anderson Afternoons, a networking reception sponsored by the Easton Center.


    Register here!

    primeUC: UC startup competition

     20 startups will pitch. One company will win $150K.  Three will take home $50K.

    Wednesday, Dec 2nd, 2015 @ San Francisco, CA


    A UC-wide startup competition focused on identifying and fostering life science startups emerging from the 10 UC campuses and 3 National Labs.


    Deadline to apply has passed. Join us for the final presentations in SF.

    Bruin Startup Fair 2015

    Connecting UCLA's best and brightest students to premier rising startups in the LA area.  Sponsored by UCLA VC Fund

    Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 2015, 5:00pm - 8:00pm @ Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA


    This event is a great way for students to interact with startups from the LA area, offering an opportunity for students to find full-time positions and internships in a close-knit startup environment. 


    Tailgate with Bruin VCs & Entrepreneurs at the Rosebowl

    Kick back and enjoy some time with other UCLA Entrepreneurs and VC's

    UCLA Bruins vs. Cal Bears, Thursday, October 22nd @ 6pm at the Rosebowl


    Read the blog post about 2013's tailgate. 2014's event was at the Stanford game.


    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick:

    A Conversation presented by The UCLA VC Fund. Entrepreneurial Achievement Award

    Join us for a conversation with Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber and Bruin Alum, at iconic Royce Hall

    October 12th 2015, doors open at 7:30PM, event from 8:00pm - 9:00pm, Royce Hall @ UCLA


    Did you know that Travis Kalanick, co-founder and CEO of Uber, set out on his first startup venture while studying computer science at UCLA?


    The UCLA VC Fund is excited and honored to host Travis at UCLA for a fireside chat at Royce Hall. Join fellow students, alumni, and the entrepreneurial community to learn about the world of startups from a Bruin tech icon.


    SOLD OUT!!!


    Can’t make the event on October 12? Connect with the conversation virtually on twitter @UCLAVCFund #UBERatUCLA

    Uber Student Expo

    A networking expo for UCLA student groups to meet various student entrepreneurship groups and mingle with Uber recruiters!

    Monday, Oct. 12th, 2015. 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Royce Hall Terrace @ UCLA


    Please join us for refreshments and networking on Royce Hall Terrace to mingle with UCLA entrepreneurial student groups, and recruiters from Uber!


    All students welcome! No tickets necessary for this event, however we recommend arriving early for this event as the capacity for the terrace is limited.  UCLA ID REQUIRED.

    Uber Jampad at UCLA

    Mentoring session from rockstar entrepreneur and Uber Founder Travis Kalanick.

    Monday, Oct. 12th, 2015. 3:30pm - 5:00pm


    In the ever-growing spirit of entrepreneurship at UCLA, we invite student-led and young alumni-led startups to participate in individual mentoring sessions with Uber CEO and Bruin alum, Travis Kalanick. The event will be held on campus on Monday, Oct. 12th. We welcome both current student and young alumni teams to apply for this exciting opportunity!


    Application deadline is now past.

    3rd Annual Silicon Valley Pitch Event for Bruin Led Companies feat. Startup UCLA

    See pitches from the newest class of entrepreneurs from the Startup UCLA Summer Accelerator, as well as from young Bruin alumni-led companies. And network with fellow Bruin entrepreneurs, angel investors and VCs

    September 2nd 2015. Silicon Valley, CA 4:00 - 7:30 PM


    An evening full of networking, startup pitches and refreshments as UCLA entrepreneurs gather with fellow alumni for an exclusive look at new technologies and solutions being built by Bruins. Let's see how we can help these young Bruins as they are just starting out.


    This year's Venture Panel that is giving feedback to the companies include: Matt Robinson from Magnetik Partners, Adam Draper from Boost, and Vishal Vasisth from Obvious Ventures.

    NYC Venture Capital Fireside Chat and Networking Event

    Come see 3 distinguished VCs discuss Venture Capital and enjoy some networking!

    August 19th 2015. 6-9PM. NYC.


    Opportunity to network with fellow Bruin entrepreneurs, VCs and investors. Join us for a fireside chat with 3 distinguished VCs and stay for the networking. 

    Entrepreneurship for Young Alumni

    Bringing together young Bruin entrepreneurs on a panel to discuss entrepreneurship.

    July 14, 2015.  On Campus at James West Alumni Center.


    Join us for this panel discussion on starting a business and leveraging your network for business from young Bruin entrepreneurs.  Opportunity to network with relatively recent grads rocking entrepreneurship.


     London Fintech Panel, Networking Event, and Wine Tasting

    Panel Discussion and Networking event for Bruins overseas

    June 11th 2015, 6:00pm - 7:30pm. The Cumberland Hotel and Selfridges, London, England.  


    If you find yourself in London in June 2015, join us for a night of networking with fellow overseas Bruins.  We will begin the night with a Fintech panel discussion at The Cumberland Hotel.  Wine tasting at Selfridges will follow.  Networking opps throughout the night!  Register here!


    The Future of Driverless Car Technology

    Panel Discussion on Driverless Car technology and Networking opportunity

    June 2nd, 2015. 6:00pm - 8:00pm, San Francisco, CA


    Driverless Car Technology Experts, including researchers and VCs, join us for a panel discussion on this hot topic. Panel Discussion will be preceded and followed by networking! Co-hosted with UCLA Young Alumni Professionals.

    UCLA Anderson CREATE Conference 2015

    UCLA Anderson's largest and highest-profile student-organized event.

    Friday, May 8th, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM on Campus at UCLA Anderson Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies


    This event welcomes 500+ students, alumni, faculty, entrepreneurs and professionals to share valuable insights on current topics in entrepreneurship, critical business skills, and emerging opportunities. A series of panels and case studies will highlight entrepreneurship in various fields. There will also be a Fast Pitch competition and plenty of networking opportunities. 

    30/30 Student & Alumni Entrepreneurs Dinner

    On Campus May 5th, 2015


    30 student entrepreneurs mixed with 30 alumni entrepreneurs for a night of sharing, connecting and socializing. Seating is limited and by application.



    Pathways to Commercialization: How Four UCLA Startups Found Success

    May 4th on Campus. 4-7 PM


    The event will center around a panel discussion of faculty startups that have reached some level of success on the path toward commercialization of their ideas.  Learn from the founders of several exciting companies founded at UCLA. How did they start, fund and grow their companies.


    Co-hosted with UCLA Office of Intellectual Property


    The Future of Technology and Dating

    Held February 25, 2015 in San Francisco. 


    A panel discussion sponsored by the UCLA VC Fund
    And a networking reception for VCs and Entrepreneurs



    Join the UCLA VC Fund to hear about how apps are changing the game of love.  Come see what the hype is all about and how startups are innovating.

    And join fellow Bruins, VCs, and Entrepreneurs for networking and discussion. Food and drinks will be provided!


    Panelists include -  


    Amanda Bradord: Founder of 'The League' app
    Carter McJunkin: VP of Operations at Grindr
    Laura Chau: Investor at Canaan Partners

    Moderated by - Thomas Lee: Business Columnist at SF Chronicle 


    Mini-CES @ Anderson

    January 8th 2015. 11:30 - 6:30. At the Anderson School at UCLA


    Learn about the latest trends in wearables, the internet of things, and other consumer trends without going to CES in Vegas. This year the Easton Technology Leadership Program is bringing CES to you at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. The program will include talks on topics addressed at CES, and panels streaming content from select CES sessions in Las Vegas followed by discussions around that theme by invited industry professionals, faculty and students. 


    Don’t miss the vendor tables where you’ll be able to play around with the newest consumer electronics. The event will culminate with Anderson Afternoons at 4:15, a networking reception sponsored by The Easton program.


    New York Bruin Startup Showcase, VC Panel Discussion & Networking Event. 

    October 28th 2014. 6:00 - 9:00 PM. New York


    Enjoy some food and drink while networking with fellow New York Bruin entrepreneurs, angels and VCs


    Meet fellow Bruins and learn about that ways that UCLA is working to support the Bruin start up community. 

    • Panel discussion with leading NYC VCs including BoldStart Ventures, Social Internet Fund.
    • Presentations from Bruin-led, NYC-based start ups.
    • Network with fellow Bruin investors and entrepreneurs.

    Panel discussion with leading NYC VCs including BoldStart Ventures, Social Internet Fund.

    Presentations from Bruin-led, NYC-based start ups.

    Network with fellow Bruin investors and entrepreneurs.

    Portfolio Update & Networking Event on Campus

    • Updates from Cloudera, Neural Analytics and more

    • Hear from Bruin entrepreneurs about how they leveraged UCLA for their success

    • Network with fellow Bruin investors and entrepreneurs

    Monday, September 22nd at 6:00 PM on Campus at the CNSI building



    An update on the fund from our Exec Chair, Michael Silton along with update presentations from portfolio companies including Cloudera, Neural Analytics, SmartestK12 and TheBouqs.com. Network with fellow Bruin entrepreneurs and investors. Meet more entrepreneurs that are starting and growing the next great Bruin led companies. 


    We are looking for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists with a commitment to supporting education and entrepreneurship within the UCLA community.


    Members typically pledge $25-50K (minimum of $10K) of private company stock, stock options, VC carry, or cash. We value common stock at the most recent preferred price. Your donation is tax deductible at the future appreciated value upon liquidity.


    Influence the future of entrepreneurship at UCLA.

    Apply now.


    FLORAL EXPERIENCE. Cut to order & eco-friendly. Free delivery from a volcano. For just $40 flat


    CEO/Founder is a UCLA Alum


    Water Planet develops and markets high-performance membrane based water purification and separation products and services. 


    Based on technology licensed from UCLA and led by a UCLA Chemistry Professor.


    Having a baby is life-changing. Bloom simplifies the journey.


    We’re making games that turn players into performers.


    Co-Founder is a UCLA Alum


    BAM is the first exchange to connect retailers with premium content through real-time bidding.


    The company is the first to use programmatic targeting and machine learning on real content.


    These exciting companies all have been founded by, invested in, or based on research by UCLA affiliates. We are proud to be their supporters & shareholders.



    Formative aims to help teachers better understand their students. Formative premise is that education is the foundation for human progress, and that each student deserves an education custom built to her or his needs. Formative transforms all assignments, assessments or classroom interactions into rich student data, allowing teachers, parents and school administrators to track each child’s learning in real-time and take actions to ensure academic growth.




    October 2013 in TechCrunch. "DogVacay, the Los Angeles-based startup that operates a pet boarding marketplace that’s been dubbed the “Airbnb for dogs,” is announcing today that it has raised $15 million in new funding.


    The new funding round, which serves as DogVacay’s Series B, was led by Foundation Capital . . . This brings the total VC investment in DogVacay to $22 million.



    Early 2014. In one of the largest private financings ever, Cloudera raises money at a valuation of over $4 billion.



    IPO 2013

    140 characters that changed the world


    IPO 2012


    Founded in 2006, SolarCity has made cleaner energy more affordable for thousands of individuals and businesses in 14 states and growing. SolarCity's customers include homeowners, more than 100 schools, government agencies and well-known corporate clients, including eBay, Intel and Wal-Mart.


    SolarCity was named #10 on Fast Company's list of the 50 most innovative companies in the world.

    KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals

    IPO 2012. Acquired 2015 by Allergen (NYSE:AGN)

    KYTHERA is a  biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel prescription products for the aesthetic medicine market.

    Vicept Therapeutics

    Acquired 2011 by Allergen (NYSE:AGN)


    Vicept Therapeutics develops novel products for the treatment of rosacea and other dermatological conditions.


    More Portfolio Companies

    Facebook. IPO 2012

    Reva Electric Car. Acquired by Mahindra & Mahindra 2010

    Kosmix. Acquired by Walmart 2011

    Bigfoot Networks. Acquired by Qualcomm 2011


    EnPlug. Private. Social media display, showing your brand's Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Yelp and more inside of your business


    Getaround. Private. Rent cars from people nearby


    Hire an Esquire. Private. Legal staffing redefined online


    Neural Analytics. Private. Portable medical device to diagnose head trauma on the football field, ski slope or anywhere to save lives


    PredPol. Private. Predictive analytics for police departments to help reduce crime



  • Summer Fellows

    Every summer, the UCLA VC Fund sponsors two undergrads who are pursuing entrepreneurial internships in California's top startups. Fellows receive both a stipend and mentorship from the VC Fund to help get the most from the experience and to start building their network.


    The latest updates for Bruins about events, people & companies in the UCLA startup universe.


    Press releases on the UCLA VC Fund's events & entrepreneurial activities.

    July 2016

    TECHNOLOGY: Vet execs give guidance to furniture-buying app.

    May 2016

    Student-led Cybersecurity Firm Wins 2015-16 ITA Venture Competition

    October 2015

    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick: This is when you know it's time to quit

    Press Archives

    Daily Bruin October 2015​

    Uber CEO, UCLA alum Travis Kalanick talks entrepreneurial drive


    Re/Code October 2015

    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Tells UCLA Students When to Quit


    USA Today October 2015

    Hard-driving UBER CEO Travis Kalanick stressed work/life balance issues to UCLA students


    Vanity Fair October 2015

    Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick says Woody Allen inspired him to get back to startups


    UCLA Newsroom October 2015

    Q&A with Travis Kalanick, Uber co-founder and CEO and a former UCLA student


    Entrepreneur Magazine May 2014

    Shopping for Startup Capital Outside of Silicon Valley by UCLA VC Fund Exec Board Member Michael Howse


    Technology Transfer Tactics February 2014

    ‘Cashless giving’ allows startups to donate stock to school


    StartUp Beat February 2014

    The UCLA VC fund seeks to build a strong startup eco-system akin to Stanford and Berkeley for students and faculty


    Upstart Journal Business November 2013

    Veteran entrepreneur explores new way of giving back to UCLA


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