Type: News
Date: 12/04/2018

Reeves Joins the Board of Advisors for the Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund

Taft attorney Terrence J.L. Reeves was recently selected to serve on the board of advisors of the Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund (ZLCF). The ZLCF board is comprised of individuals with industry, startup or investing experience who serve as strategic advisors to ZLCF teams.

Reeves is an attorney in Taft's venture capital and business and finance practices. He focuses on assisting startups, emerging companies and venture capital funds through all stages of financings and exit transactions. Reeves advises high-growth clients across various sectors, including cyber security, digital health, consumer products and mobility, in TX, NY, PA, MD, D.C., IL, MI and CA.

Reeves received his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School, where he focused his studies on corporate law. A multi-tooled attorney, he earned an M.B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and furthered his professional studies in venture capital, finance and innovation at Wharton.

About the University of Michigan and Zell Lurie
The University of Michigan is ranked as the #1 undergraduate program for entrepreneurship in a new ranking from the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine. Michigan and the Ross School of Business have a history of strength in entrepreneurship education and programming — from offering the world’s first course in entrepreneurship in 1927 to launching the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies in 1999. University of Michigan startups raised more than $300M in angel and venture capital funding in 2017.

The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity advances the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation through a broad range of activities, including academics, symposium, competitions, and global community outreach. The Institute is the foremost resource for students and alumni of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business as they pursue entrepreneurial endeavors and private equity careers.

ZLCF is a student-run early-stage investment fund with the primary goal of identifying promising young startups in the University of Michigan community and surrounding areas and helping them build great companies.  As an early-stage fund, ZLCF is often one of the first institutional investors in its portfolio companies. 

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