Through a two year experiential program, students have the opportunity to learn by doing. DCVF provides hands-on due diligence, interaction with entrepreneurs, presentations to advisory board members, direct participation in investment decisions, and ongoing monitoring and analysis of investments. The objective is to make sound investment decisions based on comprehensive due diligence and investment analysis with the intent to extend the life of the fund.

Investment Thesis

DCVF focuses on investing in early-stage startups in the Colorado and CU Boulder communities. The target capital investment of DCVF is $25,000 in exchange for equity, convertible debt, or a similar security. 

DCVF aims to support both the Colorado and CU Boulder entrepreneurial ecosystems while also exposing graduate students to an applied venture capital investment experience as they source, analyze, and invest in local ventures.

Seeking investment?

If you are entrepreneur looking for funding, an industry expert that would like to help out, or a student, please feel free to contact us at

Interested in joining our team? 

We will be accepting applications for fund associate positions from first-year law students and graduate engineering/CS students beginning 3/20 and ending 4/3.

Please submit your application here: 

Application Instructions can be found here: 

Missed the info sessions and want to learn more about joining DCVF? Check out the slide deck here: 

Please submit questions to, or reach out to a current DCVF member!