Thomas Moon is an Investment Director at UCLA Investment Company and is responsible for the endowment’s venture capital portfolio.
Prior to joining UCLA, Thomas spent 5+ years at Sapphire Ventures as part of the Sapphire Partners team out of the Bay Area and London offices. Thomas played an integral role in sourcing, underwriting, and committing over $150M per year to early stage venture funds across the US, Europe, and Israel. As part of his role at Sapphire, Thomas spent two years in London as the sole Sapphire Partners investment team member playing a lead role in building and managing the firm’s European portfolio. Thomas was also a frequent contributor to #OpenLP, a community platform built to foster transparency and best practices for how GPs, LPs, and entrepreneurs interact. Thomas began his career as part of the investment team at Tufts University Investment Office underwriting a multitude of different investment strategies with a focus on private markets for the university’s endowment.
Thomas earned a bachelor’s in economics with honors from Tufts University. Born in New York City, he has also lived and worked in Hong Kong, South Korea, Switzerland, and London. Thomas is a CFA Charterholder.