IU Ventures has established two different funding channels for IU entrepreneurs: the IU Philanthropic Venture Fund and the IU Angel Network. These funding channels are designed to support IU-affiliated startup companies that have potential for high growth and significant financial returns.
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IU Ventures’ operating team generally looks for the following attributes when filtering opportunities for investment from both the IU Philanthropic Venture Fund and the IU Angel Network:
Founder or executive in the C-Suite who is an IU alum, faculty, staff, student, or parent.
The company must be based on technology developed at IU.
Raising seed or Series A equity capital of $300,000 to $3 million or syndicating later-stage equity financings with an existing institutional lead investor.
Located in the United States.
IU Ventures typically selects startups with developed business plans showing the following components:
Connect with other IU startups.
Introductions to IU Alumni within our network who may become great advisors, mentors, and c-suite members to startup companies.
Introductions to other institutional investors.
Select candidates will have the opportunity to pitch in front of the IU Angel Network.
Select candidates will have the opportunity to pitch to the IU Philanthropic Venture Fund Investment Committee.
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