UC Berkeley.Pejman Mar Ventures.1 Startup. $250,000 Challenge.
We're funding the next big UC Berkeley startup. Think your team is it?
Apply by October 1st 2015
UC Berkeley is consistently top ranked in education, research and entrepreneurship. We believe its exceptional faculty, student body and alumni network will create the big companies of tomorrow. At Pejman Mar Ventures, we are looking to fund one of these companies via our $250,000 challenge. The winning company will become part of the Pejman Mar portfolio. They will receive seed funding, become part of our community, in addition to having access to our network, resources, and office space in downtown Palo Alto.
Pejman Mar Ventures is an early stage, $50M seed fund based in Palo Alto.
We have previously seeded companies now collectively worth over $25B including Dropbox, Lending Club, Doordash, Danger, ZenPayroll, Guardant Health, Soundhound etc.
Our fund and community is designed to work very closely with early stage companies coming out of top schools
In the past 18 months, we have funded 7 companies in which the founders were either current students, or recent graduates, from top schools such as Stanford, MIT, and Carnegie Mellon
Who Can Apply?
We're looking for founders who demonstrate passion and are dedicated to making their vision a reality.
To qualify for the challenge, the founding team must have at least one member who is either a current undergraduate student, graduate student, or faculty member at UC Berkeley, or UC Berkeley alumni who graduated within the past five years.
What Will You Get?
Gift to UC Berkeley
Pejman Mar Ventures will donate 10% of their ownership in the company to UC Berkeley.
UC Berkeley PMV Application
Application Due October 1st 2015Early submissions encouraged
Decisions made by October 30th 2015
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