NUseeds is Northwestern’s $4M pre-seed/seed investment fund
for student founded startups.

NUseeds is a Northwestern investment fund that is intended to accelerate the successful launch of innovations from NU students and finance the most promising early-stage student ventures. NUseeds invests a standard $100,000 in 1-3 companies per year. Investable companies include founders who have graduated from a degree-seeking Northwestern program in the past 2 years and participated in at least one program at The Garage / VentureCat while they were a Northwestern student.

NUseeds External Investment Committee

NUseeds applicants are vetted by the NUseeds External Investment Committee:

Sarah Ahmad, McCormick ’18

Co-founder & CEO of Stable

Blair Pircon
Kellogg ’16

Managing Director of Romar Services, CFO of Marco Learning

Akshat Thirani, McCormick ’16

Founder & CEO of Amper Technologies


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