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Venture Capital Initiative

Venture Capital Initiative

Supporting education, experiential learning and professional development in the venture capital industry

The Venture Capital Initiative at Darden provides students with a suite of world-class curricular, experiential and professional offerings to support their educational interests and long-term career pursuits in venture capital. Degree program students seeking to establish or enhance their foundational knowledge of the VC industry or gain practical skills and experience through investing and operational roles can take advantage of several curricular and co-curricular programs during their two years at Darden.

Led by expert faculty and staff in Charlottesville, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, California, the Venture Capital Initiative enables every Darden student to pursue educational and professional opportunities in venture.

Darden Venture Capital In the News:

How Business Schools are Preparing MBA Students for Venture Capital Careers

Fortune Magazine, December 02, 2021

Leadership Team

Elena Loutskina

Elena Loutskina

Professor of Business Administration & Peter M. Grant II Bicentennial Foundation Chair in Business Administration

Paul Reeder

Senior Director, Careers in Finance, Darden Career Center

Rodney Sullivan

Rodney Sullivan

Executive Director, Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management

Robert Creeden

Robert Creeden

Managing Director, UVA LVG Seed Fund

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