Cal Poly Ventures

Cal Poly Ventures is an early-stage investment fund supported by donors. Tax-deductible contributions are used to invest in high-growth Cal Poly startups with returns coming back to the University to support future investments and the Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Investment decisions are made by the Cal Poly Ventures Investment Committee, a small group of professional investors who volunteer their time and expertise.

Cal Poly Ventures was founded by Cliff Haas, Peter Moran and Chuck Templeton

To learn more or to donate to the Cal Poly Ventures fund, please contact Cory Karpin, CIE Senior Director of Development at