Funding

Secure the backing you need to succeed

UC San Diego fosters relationships with funding resources to support the development of new technologies and the growth of our local economy. Our Office of Innovation and Commercialization is dedicated to providing nascent companies with internal funding opportunities and access to external investors.

Triton Technology Fund

Created by a group of UC San Diego faculty, students, and alumni in the areas of software, communications, electronics, materials, medical devices, and instruments, the Triton Technology Fund is externally managed and owned by a UC San Diego alumnus and venture capitalist aiming to bridge the gap for early stage companies.

Rady Venture Fund

The Rady Venture Fund provides investment capital, education opportunities, and hands on learning experiences for Rady MBA students and other UC San Diego graduate students. The Rady Venture Fund is solely funded by individual donations to the business school through the UC San Diego Foundation.

Osage University Partners

Osage Partners is a leading venture capital firm that specializes in university based startup investment. Our office works very closely with Osage and its investment team members to provide instruction and insight to our researchers and potential industry partners interested in commercializing our technology.

San Diego Regional Funding Resources


San Diego Venture Group (SDVG)

A nonprofit organization designed to bring together people who are interested in new ventures and furthering individual companies, as well as the overall innovation community, SDVG furthers San Diego's status as a leading entrepreneurial and venture region through regular meetings with startup companies and investors, both here and outside of San Diego. It is the mission of SDVG to elevate the funding environment and growth prospects for local startups.
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Tech Coast Angels

An organization that is actively seeking great startups to fund and very willing to provide more than just money, Tech Coast Angels brings knowledge, mentoring, connectivity and operational assistance to bold, early stage entrepreneurs with game changing ideas.
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SEED San Diego

A small group of investors who are determined to change the investment landscape in San Diego. SEED San Diego invests in early stage companies with disruptive technology that need both capital and additional business insight to achieve their next milestone. They seek out startups with passionate founders who have a bold vision and also understand their true strengths.
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Breakout Labs

A seed stage revolving fund operating out of the Thiel Foundation, Breakout Labs supports early stage companies as they transition discoveries from lab to market. The two year program invests in cutting edge scientific companies to achieve specific milestones by backing bold scientist entrepreneurs at the intersections of technology, biology, materials, and energy. Beyond capital, Breakout Labs provides access to an elite ecosystem of funders, corporate partners and resources to drive commercialization. The Breakout Labs Ambassador at UC San Diego is Teryn Johnson.

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