Dakota Venture Group
The Dakota Venture Group (DVG) is a University of North Dakota student run venture capital investment fund. DVG is the first completely student run venture capital fund in the United States. DVG provides students the opportunity to conduct due diligence, make final investment decisions, and negotiate deal term structure. DVG members represent a variety of academic disciplines and backgrounds, including accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, law, marketing, and engineering. By participating in Dakota Venture Group, UND students receive an unheard of opportunity for experiential learning in the field of venture capital and angel investing.
The investment strategy of DVG includes making investments in high-growth ventures started by entrepreneurs in the United States, with preference given to regional and student initiated ventures. All investments are made with the goal of fostering economic growth. Over the past six years more than 60 DVG student members have screened over 150 companies and made 13 investments.
|Dakota Venture Group, Fall 2012
Front row: Austin Schweer, Kristin Heck, Gregory Syrup. Andrew Diephuis
Middle Row: Ryan Clark. David Burdick, Tyson Page, Tom Kading, Dan Daffinrud, Corey Kolquist, Kevin Lunke
Back Row: Lauren Fischer, Knut Lindaas, Landon Fuhrman, Sunday Hassan, Christena Goedtke