BYU Cougar Capital is a venture capital and private equity firm run by MBA students attending the Marriot School of Management at Brigham Young University that is headquartered in Provo, Utah and was founded in 2005 by Gary Williams. Notable investments made by the firm include: FairyGodBoss, Unbird, Homie, and SaltStack.
BYU Cougar Capital works with other venture capital and private equity firms through partnerships to conduct due diligence and source deals in exchange for clinical learning opportunities and mentoring. The firm also makes co-investments with its partner firms by making syndicate deals which vary in stage, industry, and location.
Partners of BYU Cougar Capital include: Pelion Venture Partners, Peterson Ventures, Sorenson Capital, and Sequoia Capital. Sponsors of BYU Cougar Capital include the BYU MBA program and the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at Bringham Young University.
In 2010 BYU Cougar Capital was named one of the most innovative business classes in America by Forbes Magazine.