About ZLCF

The Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund (ZLCF) is a pre-seed investment fund established to identify and accelerate the commercialization of ideas generated within the University community and the surrounding area.

The team adopts a hands-on approach to investing that leverages the talents and resources available at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan to make a real impact for the entrepreneur and the University.




We look for bold start-ups looking to make a huge difference

We are continually looking for entrepreneurs seeking pre-seed funds to turn big ideas into exceptional companies.

|Getting Funded|

We look to our Fellows to make the investment decisions.

Our fellows perform the entire VC workflow from deal sourcing, due diligence, and make the final investment recommendation to the Advisory Board.

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Where we Invest

Consumer | Healthcare | Cleantech | Technology

|Our Portfolio|

Investment Amount: $25,000-$50,000

Financing Types: Convertible note with warrants and Equity

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