Westwood Ventures

Network-powered venture capital with fellow UCLA alums.

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    A community of UCLA alumni investors, entrepreneurs, and friends
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    Raises and invests a new fund every year
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    Investors gain membership to the fund’s Venture Club, with exclusive engagement, learning, and networking opportunities
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    Notable investments: Axiom Space, Ardius, Compass

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2019

2019

year founded

12K<sup>+</sup>

12K+

community members

Fund 2

Fund 2

currently investing


I have had an excellent experience with the Westwood Ventures team. They are responsive, thoughtful, and highly professional. The investment experience has been a breeze, and I look forward to seeing my investment support UCLA-driven startups!
Anonymous
Westwood Ventures Investor
Westwood Ventures was delightful to work with for our seed round. Edward Tsai, using his extensive experience as an investor in the enterprise security space, was able to quickly relate to the vision we presented for the modern enterprise. The investment process was smooth and the post-investment relationship has been highly rewarding!
Vinay Mahadik
Co-Founder and CEO, Aryaa AI
As an individual investor, adding venture capital investments to my portfolio seemed out of reach. When I learned about Alumni Ventures and Westwood Ventures, it appeared to be the perfect way to get this exposure. Being a Bruin and active alumnus, I also totally believe in the value the UCLA experience can add to a startup team.
Geoff Wolfe
Westwood Ventures Investor
Westwood Ventures is a community that makes strong connections through its alumni and professional network, is thorough about sourcing across sectors and industries, and gets into highly sought after deals. For me it has helped to diversify my portfolio into some alternatives, as well as provided great resources to keep me up to date on the startup and venture world.
Anonymous
Westwood Ventures Investor
Westwood Ventures provided me the "golden ticket" into the VC investing space - a place in my portfolio that I had always dreamed of filling. Westwood was one of the first funds I invested in with Alumni Ventures; I am happy to say that it is now a significant wealth multiplier in my own portfolio! Edward and AV have done a fabulous job of democratizing VC.
Richard Negevsky
Westwood Ventures Investor
I have had an excellent experience with the Westwood Ventures team. They are responsive, thoughtful, and highly professional. The investment experience has been a breeze, and I look forward to seeing my investment support UCLA-driven startups!
Anonymous
Westwood Ventures Investor
Westwood Ventures was delightful to work with for our seed round. Edward Tsai, using his extensive experience as an investor in the enterprise security space, was able to quickly relate to the vision we presented for the modern enterprise. The investment process was smooth and the post-investment relationship has been highly rewarding!
Vinay Mahadik
Co-Founder and CEO, Aryaa AI

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