Meet our Team
Nicholas Van Slooten
Tom is the Managing Partner of the University Growth Fund (UGF). Tom is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund, including deal sourcing, due diligence oversight, financial management, and monitoring the UGF portfolio. Prior to UGF, Tom served as the Executive Director of the University Venture Fund (UVF). His experience includes over 16 years with Roth Capital Partners, where he worked as a Managing Director. Tom also worked for Merrill Lynch & Co. in the Investment Banking Group, as well as a Specialist with expertise in alternative investments, asset allocation strategies and private equity. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Utah, where he served as a member of the university’s Board of Trustees; and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Peter is a founding partner with University Growth Fund and assists in the deal sourcing, due diligence, and portfolio management of the fund. He also spends much of his time recruiting, training, and mentoring students in the program. Prior to UGF, Peter was a principal with University Venture Fund where he participated in funding several companies including Instructure (NYSE:INST), Lineagen and Workfront. Peter has also worked as an international business consultant, helping launch over 10 microfranchises around the world. He has been a loan committee member for the IRC Refugee Loan Fund and frequent guest lecturer at several local universities. He holds an honors double major in Economics and International Business from Brigham Young University. You can follow him on Twitter @thevcstudent