Business Beyond Usual

#209 - Managing A Student-Led Investment Fund

Episode Summary

They’re just like normal students. They go to class, they study for exams, they manage $10 Million in active investments…

Episode Notes

The students who manage the student-led investment funds at Michigan Ross are just like normal students, except they carry an extra burden: They are giving actual money to actual businesses, and the school has a real stake in those businesses’ success because of their decisions.

In this episode, Ramu talks with three of those leaders about what it’s like to manage actual multimillion-dollar investment funds while studying for their MBA, what deals they’ve regretted, how they approach potential investments, and what the experience will mean as they enter their post-MBA careers.

We’ll hear from:

Links from this episode:

Investment Fund Webinar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHW8LFoNZus

Wolverine Venture Fund - http://wolverineventurefund.com

Social Venture Fund - http://www.umsocialventure.com

Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund - http://zlcfund.com

Ramu’s Article: https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/30/theres-an-implosion-of-early-stage-vc-funding-and-no-ones-talking-about-it/

Matt’s Article:
https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/28/kindred-capital/

Ali’s Article:
https://ssir.org/articles/entry/impact_investing_is_being_democratizedand_marginalized_communities_are_bene

Shailly’s Article:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterandrewwilkins/2017/11/07/why-healthcare-startups-are-attracting-the-most-vc-dollars-in-the-midwest/#2a0709842839


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