Berkeley Frontier Fund will provide growth-stage funding to companies emerging out of the University of California campus, and has already made four investments.

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Berkeley Frontier Fund, a US-based venture capital fund, launched today to invest in companies founded at University of California (UC), Berkeley using a philanthropic model that aims to give back $25m to the institution.

The $50m growth-stage fund will make its first contribution of $2.5m to UC Berkeley in the fourth quarter of this year, with the anticipated $25m total to be donated over the fund’s…

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Thierry Heles

Thierry Heles is the editor of Global University Venturing, host of the Beyond the Breakthrough interview podcast and responsible for the monthly GUV Gazette (sign up here for free).