Joining the Social Venture Fund

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 Lisa Cheung at

Please note: The 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 Climate, Community Development, Education, and Health. We make minority investments ranging from $20,000 – $60,000 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 Cheryl Li at

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 Varun Paul at


If you are interested in working with us or are curious about how to start a fund at your own school, please email Varun Paul at