Virginia Venture Fund

Giving UVA students real-world VC and PE experience


Giving UVA students real-world private equity and venture capital experience

The Virginia Venture Fund’s (VVF) mission is to educate students about the buy side industry by giving them real world experience from early on in their time at UVA. VVF gives students hands-on experience by conducting semester-long projects with venture capital, growth equity, and private equity firms where students complete due diligence and deal sourcing for partner firms. VVF also hosts an annual VC/PE due diligence competition for undergraduate students around the nation. Finally, VVF aims to support underrepresented communities by deploying capital through the Impact Fund.


Aryan Pandya


Grace Nemec

Chief Operating Officer

Connor Dodd

Co-Chief Information Officer

Jonah Strupinsky

Co-Chief Information Officer

Kennan Li

Chief of External Affairs

Carson Breus

Chief of Internal Affairs

Tarun Sivanandan

Director of Equity

Kelly Yu

MD, Impact Fund



Impact Fund

Investing in minority-owned

The Impact Fund’s mission is to focus on supporting and bolstering minority business ownership primarily through capital investment and strategic advisement. With the use of our human capital and financial capital, we hope to expand businesses with their operational and growth strategies while fostering two-way relationships.

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Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.