How are endowments and foundations thinking about opportunities in venture capital?

Timothy Milanich

Replied Nov 17

We've done a lot of direct deals on the early-stage side, some funds on the later-stage side, and everything in between. Our initial idea, in 2012, was to plan for seed-stage venture to be 5% or 10... Show more

How do your organization's guiding principles or mission statement affect diligence and selection of fund managers?

´╗┐We focus on partnering with managers who have a strong moral compass. We look for partners who are curious, interested, and aligned with our mission and the programs we support. In many instances,... Show more

How is your institutional mission connected to its investment practices?

The Weinberg Foundation's mission supports various underprivileged and impoverished populations. An area of the investment program that ties into the Foundation's mission is our Diverse Manager pro... Show more

Can you share a brief overview of the West Virginia University Foundation and its investment office?

We manage about $1.8 billion at the West Virginia University Foundation. We are a bit different from our peers in that we manage multiple pools. We manage five separate pools and we report to three... Show more

Can you tell us about Caltech and its investment office?

Caltech is unique in several ways: first, we are focused on fundamental science, engineering and technology; second, we are research-centric, with over 50% of our revenues coming from federal resea... Show more