Built from the ground up to return capital to Berkeley
We’re a new breed of philanthropic VC. Designed to align incentives in the private markets for Berkeley’s public benefit.
We believe in Berkeley Potential
Berkeley faces an enduring challenge: not enough funding for the things that matter. BFF acts as a conduit for the campus to participate in billions of dollars of value creation from our alumni. To do this we’ve committed 30% of fund profits to support student programs in entrepreneurship, diversity and inclusion.
50% of Carried Interest
25% of Returns
A long history of forward thinking
From AI and hardware to materials science and biotech, Berkeley’s alumni, researchers, and professors have been integral in creating the industries of tomorrow.