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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 -

Wolverine Venture Fund -

Social Venture Fund -

Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund -

Ramu’s Article:

Matt’s Article:

Ali’s Article:

Shailly’s Article:

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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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