Cfund is founded by Alessandro Piol of Vedanta Capita; and Amol Sarva from Peek and Virgin Mobile USA

A seed fund targeting the community of US-based university Columbia University has been set up, named Cfund.

The fund said on its website: "Looking for seed funding for your startup? Cfund backs driven, talented startup founders from the greater Columbia University community (alums, students, faculty). The principals and advisors are all Columbia alumni/faculty as well as tech founders and investors."

The fund had an application deadline of May 1 for its initial wave.

The fund lists venture firms RRE Ventures and NYC Seed on its website, as well as listing Alessandro Piol of Vedanta Capital and Amol Sarva, chief executive of US-based cloud company Peek and formerly an executive at Virgin Mobile USA, the US mobile business of the Virgin Group, as investors and founders.

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