University Partnerships

VVP works with the University of California in the area of technology transfer. We have established formal programs with UC San Diego and UC Riverside and we have regular conversations with all the campuses in the UC System as well as other university systems. These programs also include regular evaluation of companies led by UC students and alumni, which is an investment focus for VVP and its affiliated funds below. VVP’s partners are experts at the licensing, recruiting and company building requirements of these university early stage ventures.

UCSD Triton Fund

Focus Areas: Electronics, Communications, Materials, Medical Devices, Digital Health, Software

  • UC San Diego Entrepreneurship Programs
    • Rady School
    • Jacobs School of Engineering
    • Von Liebig Center
    • School of Medicine
    • Scripps Institute of Oceanography
  • UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering is the largest engineering school in California
  • Home to the San Diego Supercomputer Center, one of five in the country

UCR Highlander Fund

Focus Areas: Energy, Agriculture, Water, Healthcare

  • UC Riverside Entrepreneurship Programs
    • Riverside EPIC
    • Lean Startup, I-corps training program
    • EXCITE Innovation Center
  • Leader in agricultural research in Southern California
  • New medical school recently opened