Seed Funds

Angel Groups and Venture Funds

Structured within the UVA Licensing & Ventures Group, the $10 million UVA LVG Seed Fund is uniquely positioned to assess new ventures created from UVA research ideas and discoveries. 

CAV Angels is a non-profit club composed of UVA alumni, faculty, parents, students, and friends. The organization strives to catalyze UVA alumni engagement in burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystems and mobilize the highest levels of investment in the most promising early-stage companies through tailored educational programming, hands-on student engagement, and curated access to robust and proprietary deal flow.

The Charlottesville Angel Network (CAN), with a membership of greater than 70 accredited investors, puts their skills, connections and capital to work to help entrepreneurs succeed. In addition to CAN, a range of regional angel groups and state-funded funds invest in early stage companies across and beyond the state: CIT Gap Funds, 757 Angels, Central Virginia Angels, Shenandoah Valley Angels, Launchplace, and others.

According to Crunchbase, there are nearly 100 venture funds in Virginia, most firms located in the DC area. Firms in e Central Virginia include: NRV, Trolley Ventures, and Riverflow. Statewide, firms include: New Enterprise Associates, Grotech, Revolution Ventures, Route 66 Ventures, QED, In-Q-Tel, and others.