In 2012, First Round Capital had a spicy idea.
What if we brought together a group of all-star aspiring VCs and startup operators—who happened to be students—and asked them to seek out student founders building the next wave of great companies?
Thus, Dorm Room Fund was born. Since then, we’ve invested in over 300 companies led by visionary student founders. Those founding teams have raised $1B+ in follow-on capital and created more than $3B in value. Our companies have redefined industries, ICO’d, and are changing the world.
We’ve built a vibrant community of hundreds of founders, mentors, and investors sharing ideas, connections, and experience. We’ve assembled a team committed to DRF founders — and we’re all in.
We are passionate about helping student entrepreneurs. Beyond being the first check-in, we work tirelessly to provide the support, mentorship, and network founders need to grow their startups. We've built the best community of student investors, operators, and experts anywhere. Come join us.
Dorm Room Fund’s HQ team supports our investment partners and founders alike with strategic, technical, and operational expertise.
CEO, Dorm Room Fund, First Round Capital, Intersection, City of Los Angeles.
Managing Partner. Formerly OpenView Venture Partners, Catalant and Silicon Valley Bank.
Managing Partner. Formerly Vise and Bridgewater.
Head of Engineering. Polychain Capital. Formerly 1Password.
Head of Engineering. Lyft. Formerly Correlation One, Fidelity.
Head of Design. Godling. Uber. Formerly Conjecture Design, Safebox.
Head of Growth. dormops. Dipper. Formerly Correlation One, Republic.
Head of Content. NYU Stern School of Business. Formerly Sotheby's, Oliver Sacks Foundation, Apeer.
Head of Content. Formerly Verizon Media and Buzzfeed.
All things Operations. Former Biology Field Researcher.
Our investment partners seek out, vet, and back the best student-run companies across the country -- don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Formerly Bessemer Venture Partners.
Formerly Bain & Co., Freshly Picked, Norwest and Summit Partners.
Formerly Brand Foundry Ventures, Founders Factory, and VamosVentures.
Blue Collective & The YX Foundation. Formerly Rowing Blazers and IDEO.
Ask Iggy and Awesome People Ventures. Formerly Intus Care and Loftium.
Currently Summit Partners. Formerly True Ventures TEC Fellow.
Broad Institute. Formerly Google, Two Sigma.
BusRight. Formerly Melodize.
Former Blue River Technology (John Deere), Tesla, SpaceX, Google.
Tesla. Formerly BCG, Formerly True Ventures TEC Fellow.
Former Realism, Apple, Morgan Stanley, and Coast.
Techstars and TRANSFR Inc. Formerly Citigroup and RBC Capital Markets.
Formerly Boeing Advanced Product Development and Bloomberg Beta VC Fellow.
Formerly Cultivation Capital and Vamos Ventures.
Founder Collective. Former strategy @ Uber.
Weill Cornell Medicine, Bioventure ELabs. Formerly Blueprint.
PDT Partners. Formerly Nextdoor, Clay.run, Optiver, Carbon3D, Kleiner Perkins.
Floe. Formerly MIT Langer Lab, Air Liquide.
Formerly Facebook, Wall Street Journal, and Stealth Startup.
Formerly MasterClass, Bungalow, Kiva.
Co-Creator of NABU, Founder of Roadmaps Festival.
Unshackled VC, Formerly Los Angeles Rams.
Formerly Kong and Kaiser Associates.
Invown. Amp1. Formerly 2FT Prosthetics, Team USA.
Schefs. Formerly RunFriendly and Teen to Table.
Cowboy VC, Formerly Headspace.
Formerly New York Green Bank, EY.
Exelon, Iris Education, Techstars University, McKinsey.
onejob. Formerly Capsule and FiscalNote.
Georgian Partners, Yale Investments Office. Formerly Bracebridge Capital.
Formerly Root Ventures and 8i.
Formerly TechCrunch, SocialCode, and Reddit.
Formerly Google, NSIN, and Kairos Society.
Formerly .406 Ventures, Cravath, and Manatt Health.
Formerly Excel Venture Management.
Morgan Stanley. Formerly COS.
Formerly Genecloud and CMU.
Insight Partners. Formerly Gladly.
Nabis. Formerly Policy @ Cory Booker.
Formerly Accel and Carbon3D.
DoD. Intel Capital. HBCUvc.
M13. Formerly Principal at XRC Labs, Ralph Lauren, and Goldman Sachs.
Formerly Khan Academy and Bain & Co.
Formerly professional soccer.
Assembly Fellow @ Berkman Klein Center/MIT Media Lab. Formerly Google AI, Treasury Department.
Former Lightspeed Venture Partners, NBC News, VICE Media Group.
Seer Tracking. Formerly Facebook, MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
PhD Engineering - Stanford. Cardinal Robotics. IoT.
Physician. Formerly Genentech and Berkeley SkyDeck.
Griffin Gaming Partners. Formerly Story Ventures.
Incoming GS IBD. BLK Capital Management. Formerly Sumeru Equity Partners.
Nooks. Formerly McKinsey, Two Sigma Ventures, and Amazon.
Formerly Gulf Interstate Engineering.
Harvard Undergrad. Former enterprise software growth equity investor, Strategy manager at CPG incubator.
Zoom. Formerly World Health Organization and Stanford Medicine.
Ideaflow, formerly Repl.it.
Formerly Rock Ventures and StartUpHealth.
Spree, TroyLabs. Formerly Falkonry.
Formerly Google and Tencent AI Lab.