We believe our UC access lets us see where markets are headed, based on the latest industry-changing discoveries in academia.
Bow is an early-stage venture fund founded in partnership with the University of California Board of Regents. Our UC partnership gives us broad access to the University’s massive talent pool for sourcing and evaluating opportunities.
Our unique relationship with the UC enables Bow Capital to continuously develop connections with researchers and faculty spinning out companies from their labs. We also support seed funds and incubators across the UC system, including its alumni and student body, with collaborative investment beyond the seed stage.
Increased entrepreneurial-academic collaboration
When Bow entrepreneurs face technical challenges, we can help connect them with a wide range of preeminent experts from the UC ecosystem for help and advice.
One of the world’s greatest innovation engines
Five of the ten UCs are in the top 50 founder-producing universities in the US, giving Bow access to:
faculty, staff, students, and alumni
discoveries per year
Nobel laureates amongst its faculty
medical centers and teaching hospitals
spent on research per year
Some of our UC-affiliated portfolio companies *
* The portfolio companies identified on this page do not represent all the investments made or recommended. See our complete list of portfolio companies.