The Innovation Venture Fund provides seed capital to help especially promising NYU founders scale their startups. Together with co-investors, the evergreen Fund provides needed capital, contacts with the entrepreneurial and venture communities, and practical management and marketing expertise to help NYU students, faculty and researchers transform ideas and inventions into thriving companies.
NYU's seed-stage venture capital fund invests exclusively in startups founded by, and/or commercializing technologies and intellectual property developed by, current NYU students, faculty, and researchers.
Learn more about our investment criteria below.
To request a meeting with our team and be considered for funding, submit a venture profile.SUBMIT PROFILE
The Fund seeks early stage businesses with inventions, discoveries, products or services that were developed in whole or in part at NYU, that have achieved proof of concept (or a prototype) and are ready for commercial product development. The fund does not invest in projects requiring further basic research.
Don’t worry if you don’t know if you meet all the criteria laid out above. We will help you more fully assess the merits of your opportunity and connect you with the resources you need to progress your venture. Please reach out to us if you’re considering raising seed capital.
New Venture Concept
Technology and Intellectual Property (IP)
Regulatory Pathways (if applicable)