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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:

  • Shailly Prasad, Managing the Wolverine Venture Fund;
  • Alice Raymond, Managing the Social Venture Fund, and;
  • Matthew Raskind, Managing the Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund

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

We want to hear your feedback. What do you like about the show, what can we improve, and what would you like us to talk about? Leave a review to let us know, or you can reach us at BBUPodcast@umich.edu.

Business Beyond Usual is brought to you by the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

  • Host: Ramaswamy Annamalai
  • Executive Producers: Ramaswamy Annamalai and Christopher Ankney
  • Recording and Editing: Jonah Brockman

Copyright 2018 - University of Michigan

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