The Saint John's Private Investment Fund was established in 1999 when Mark Flynn '78, managing partner of Trilogy Investments in Menlo Park, Calif., envisioned the opportunity for Johnnie venture capitalists to share some of their expertise, time and money to help Saint John's.  He proposed that Saint John's consider a private investment effort that would be patterned on the one begun by Stanford University in the early 1980s.

On Dec. 2, 1999, the Saint John's Board of Regents formally approved the creation of the Private Investment Fund. 


An Investment in Innovation, Saint John's Magazine, Winter 2000.

Private Investment After the Bubble Burst, Saint John's Magazine, Winter 2003.

Kevin Ober '83
Kevin Ober '83

Supporting the Private Investment Fund is a great way for me to give back that will have a long lasting impact on the SJU.

Kevin Ober '83
Managing Director
Divergent Venture Partners