Join SVF:

Each fall, Social Venture Fund accepts 15-25 new investment associates. We have a strong preference for first-year MBAs or dual degree students and traditionally accept 2-5 BBAs and ~5 Law Students per year. During the two-year commitment, associates will spend an average of 10-15 hours a week conducting deal sourcing, business plan evaluation, due diligence, capacity building, marketing, and fundraising. MBA/BBA Students who are interested should attend fall information sessions held in late August/early September or contact Hershey Pilla at hpilla@umich.edu. Please note that Law Associate recruiting happens in Late March and will follow a separate recruitment process. 

Investment Seekers:

SVF invests in US-based, for-profit social enterprises working in the areas of Education, Food Systems & Environment, Health, and Community Development. We make minority investments ranging from $50,000 – $100,000 through preferred equity or convertible debt securities, in businesses whose products or services have been validated through customer usage, revenue, or marketplace traction. If you know of a business that meets these criteria, they may submit an executive summary and business plan. If you have any questions please contact Max Berry at maxberry@umich.edu.

Media Requests:

If you are a member of the media or an independent journalist and would like to speak with a member of the fund please email Nathan Lohrmann at nathandl@umich.edu.

Partnerships:

If you are interested in working with us or are curious about how to start a fund at your own school, please email Nathan Lohrmann at nathandl@umich.edu.