Rebel Venture Fund
OverviewUtilizing a founding gift from Jeff Moskow of $500,000, the Rebel Venture Fund (RVF) provides experiential learning opportunities for UNLV students through participation in real world venture capital funding. Student board members screen investment opportunities and conduct due diligence on those deemed as fundable. The RVF management board, which consists of local venture capitalists, angel investors, attorneys, entrepreneurs and business executives, will oversee the investment process.
Investment TypesThe Rebel Venture Fund will typically make investments of between $10,000 and $25,000, although larger investments may also be considered. Funding will be in exchange for equity positions within the respective companies, subject always to the regulations of law and such reasonable limitations as may be imposed by the UNLV Foundation. Funding amounts will be made in consideration of the potential for additional funding rounds. The fund will seek proposals from a wide variety of sources, but will look for opportunities that meet the following criteria:
- Location: Companies located in Southern Nevada.
- Strong Management Team: An experienced management team capable of implementing a viable business plan.
- Feasible Business Model: Ideally a unique value proposition that if executed properly will reap first mover advantages and create barriers to entry tied to an identifiable customer market. Excellent profit potential as exhibited by solid financial data and marketing analytics.
- Stage: Companies at all stages will be considered, including early stage companies looking for seed funding, or late stage opportunities in which the RVF will look to co-invest with institutional investors.
- Investment Horizon and Exit Strategy: High growth opportunities with obvious, high return on investment within 5 to 7 years.
Submission DetailsFor additional information about the fund please contact email@example.com.
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