About Us

Cougar Capital is a student-run venture capital and private equity fund run by 2nd-year MBA students at the Marriott School at Brigham Young University.

Cougar Capital partners with venture capital and private equity firms and becomes a member of the syndicate team conducting due diligence on potential investments. When appropriate, Cougar Capital will co-invest with the industry partners in the deal.

Started in 2005, Cougar Capital has produced alumni currently working in private equity, venture capital, investment banking, and award-winning entrepreneurial startups. Forbes magazine recently designated Cougar Capital as one of the most innovative business classes in America.


Portfolio Company Updates

VCIC Regional Finals – 1st Place

February 12th, 2017|0 Comments

The BYU 2017 team wins 1st Place in the Regional VCIC Finals at the CU Boulder campus. Congratulations to each team member: Front Row (Left to Right) Jordan Roper Dave Christison Mark Broadbent Back Row Corbin [...]

Chatbooks Raises $11.5M

February 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Chatbooks Raises $11.5M

Cougar Capital is pleased to announce its participation in the $11.5MM Series B round of Chatbooks, an existing Cougar Capital portfolio company. The round was led by Aries Capital Partners. Chatbooks provides a subscription-based photo book [...]

Investment in Neurala’s Series A

January 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Investment in Neurala’s Series A

Cougar Capital is pleased to announce its participation in the Series A investment round of Neurala, a machine-learning/AI company. The Series A round was led by Pelion Venture Partners and included Tim Draper, Sherpa Capital, and [...]

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Through fund raising efforts, donors provide the necessary funding to allow students in Cougar Capital the opportunity to co-invest along side private equity firms in industry leading deals.

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