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BusinessWeek Logo June 28 (Bloomberg) -- New York University created a venture-capital pool to encourage discoveries by faculty and students that can turn into profit-making undertakings.

Outlays by the fund will range from $100,000 to $1 million each, beginning next year, and will go to start-up companies commercializing NYU research, the university said today in a statement. The fund expects to start producing income for the university in five to seven years, said Frank Rimalovski, the fund’s managing director.

NYU received $2 million toward the pool from the sale of an information-technology venture earlier this year, and will seek $18 million from donors, said Rimalovski, who assumed his post in May.

“We’re looking to build an investor syndicate to support the growth of companies -- Internet, life sciences and information technology, for example -- that we spin out of NYU,” Rimalovski said in an interview.

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Author: Janet Lorin