Our Mission

Helping student founders build the future.

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Accordion arrowOur Humble Origins

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.

Our Team

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.

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HQ

Dorm Room Fund’s HQ team supports our investment partners and founders alike with strategic, technical, and operational expertise.

Molly Fowler Avatar

Molly Fowler

Yale University

CEO, Dorm Room Fund, First Round Capital, Intersection, City of Los Angeles.

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Conor Harbeck

Franklin and Marshall College

Chief of Staff @ Dorm Room Fund

Ansh Nanda Avatar

Ansh Nanda

Duke

Head of Operations.

Britney Zhang Avatar

Britney Zhang

UC Berkeley Haas

Head of Social. Slack Technologies. Formerly Muse Capital and Quirk Money.

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Rahul Bathija

Western University

Head of Growth. Formerly Figma, Divisional Growth

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Tina Teng

UC Berkeley

Head of Design. Wish. Formerly PwC, CBRE.

Melissa Li Avatar

Melissa Li

Harvard

Head of Community. Melissa is an undergrad student at Harvard fascinated by community design, consumer psychology, and modern retail.

Anne Wen Avatar

Anne Wen

Princeton University

Head of Content. Princeton TigerLaunch. News reporter. Talks about her home island, Guam, way too often.

INVESTMENT TEAMS

Our investment partners seek out, vet, and back the best student-run companies across the country -- don’t hesitate to get in touch.

BOSTON & NORTHEAST

Andrew Walsh Avatar

Andrew Walsh

Harvard (HBS)

Formerly Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Angela Winegar

Harvard (HBS), Harvard Kennedy School

Formerly Bain & Co., Freshly Picked, Norwest and Summit Partners.

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Ashley Aydin

Brown, MIT Sloan

Formerly Brand Foundry Ventures, Founders Factory, and VamosVentures.

Irene Wu Avatar

Irene Wu

Harvard

Blue Collective & The YX Foundation. Formerly Rowing Blazers and IDEO.

Ivan Zhao Avatar

Ivan Zhao

Brown

Ask Iggy and Awesome People Ventures. Formerly Intus Care and Loftium.

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Jenna Steichen

Boston College

Currently Summit Partners. Formerly True Ventures TEC Fellow.

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Michael Truell

MIT

Broad Institute. Formerly Google, Two Sigma.

Neil Bhammar Avatar

Neil Bhammar

Northeastern University

BusRight. Formerly Melodize.

Robert McKnight Avatar

Robert McKnight

Harvard (HBS)

Former Blue River Technology (John Deere), Tesla, SpaceX, Google.

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Sarah Moseson

MIT

Tesla. Formerly BCG, Formerly True Ventures TEC Fellow.

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Steve Flanagan

Northeastern University

Bountium. Formerly MITRE, nucrypto lab.

Steven Wang Avatar

Steven Wang

Harvard

Former Realism, Apple, Morgan Stanley, and Coast.

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Tayo Zenger

Babson

Techstars and TRANSFR Inc. Formerly Citigroup and RBC Capital Markets.

Yvette Rodriguez Avatar

Yvette Rodriguez

MIT Sloan

Formerly Cultivation Capital and Vamos Ventures.

NEW YORK & MIDWEST

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Brent Willess

Yale School of Management

Founder Collective. Former strategy @ Uber.

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Chloe Lopez-Lee

Cornell

Weill Cornell Medicine, Bioventure ELabs. Formerly Blueprint.

Daniel Lee Avatar

Daniel Lee

Yale University

PDT Partners. Formerly Nextdoor, Clay.run, Optiver, Carbon3D, Kleiner Perkins.

David Dellal Avatar

David Dellal

Yale University

Floe. Formerly MIT Langer Lab, Air Liquide.

Havi Nguyen Avatar

Havi Nguyen

Columbia

Formerly Facebook, Wall Street Journal, and Stealth Startup.

Hillary Bush Avatar

Hillary Bush

NYU Stern, UC Berkeley

Formerly MasterClass, Bungalow, Kiva.

Isabel Sheinman Avatar

Isabel Sheinman

Georgetown, NYU Stern

Co-Creator of NABU, Founder of Roadmaps Festival.

Jarrod Barnes Avatar

Jarrod Barnes

Illinois Urbana

Unshackled VC, Formerly Los Angeles Rams.

Jason Brooke Avatar

Jason Brooke

Chicago Booth

Formerly Kong and Kaiser Associates.

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Koloa Wolfgramm

Brigham Young University, Yale Law School

Invown. Amp1. Formerly 2FT Prosthetics, Team USA.

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Lola Lafia

Columbia

Schefs. Formerly RunFriendly and Teen to Table.

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Nina Ligon

Yale School of Management

Cowboy VC, Formerly Headspace.

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Shruti Agarwal

UWC South East Asia, Cornell

Formerly New York Green Bank, EY.

Sreya Parakala Avatar

Sreya Parakala

Northwestern

Exelon, Iris Education, Techstars University, McKinsey.

Tom Guthrie Avatar

Tom Guthrie

Columbia Business School

onejob. Formerly Capsule and FiscalNote.

Zakaria Gedi Avatar

Zakaria Gedi

Yale University

Georgian Partners, Yale Investments Office. Formerly Bracebridge Capital.

PHILADELPHIA & SOUTHEAST

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Adam Eldefrawy

University of Pennsylvania

Formerly Root Ventures and 8i.

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Adriana Gadala-Maria

UVA Darden

Formerly TechCrunch, SocialCode, and Reddit.

Alexa Spagnola Avatar

Alexa Spagnola

University of Pennsylvania

Formerly Google, NSIN, and Kairos Society.

Andre Mota Avatar

Andre Mota

Wharton, Penn Law

Formerly .406 Ventures, Cravath, and Manatt Health.

Chris Seitz Avatar

Chris Seitz

Wharton

Formerly Excel Venture Management.

Cole Fairchild Avatar

Cole Fairchild

University of Pennsylvania

Morgan Stanley. Formerly COS.

Daniel Bessonov Avatar

Daniel Bessonov

University of Pennsylvania

Formerly Genecloud and CMU.

Elijah Conniff Avatar

Elijah Conniff

Wharton

Insight Partners. Formerly Gladly.

Jasman Singh Avatar

Jasman Singh

Princeton University

Nabis. Formerly Policy @ Cory Booker.

Olivia Zhang Avatar

Olivia Zhang

Princeton University

Formerly Accel and Carbon3D.

Richard Clay Avatar

Richard Clay

Bowie State

DoD. Intel Capital. HBCUvc.

Rima Reddy Avatar

Rima Reddy

Wharton

M13. Formerly Principal at XRC Labs, Ralph Lauren, and Goldman Sachs.

Sanya Ohri Avatar

Sanya Ohri

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Wharton

Formerly Khan Academy and Bain & Co.

Stephanie McCaffrey Avatar

Stephanie McCaffrey

Wharton

Formerly professional soccer.

Yewande Alade Avatar

Yewande Alade

Wharton, Penn Law

Assembly Fellow @ Berkman Klein Center/MIT Media Lab. Formerly Google AI, Treasury Department.

SAN FRANCISCO & WEST COAST

Amber Yang Avatar

Amber Yang

Stanford

Seer Tracking. Formerly Facebook, MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Anand Lalwani Avatar

Anand Lalwani

Stanford

PhD Engineering - Stanford. Cardinal Robotics. IoT.

Andy Huai-Ping Chen Avatar

Andy Huai-Ping Chen

UC Berkeley, UC Berkeley Haas

Physician. Formerly Genentech and Berkeley SkyDeck.

Chris Quaidoo Avatar

Chris Quaidoo

UC Berkeley Haas

Griffin Gaming Partners. Formerly Story Ventures.

Darius Johnson Avatar

Darius Johnson

Santa Clara

Incoming GS IBD. BLK Capital Management. Formerly Sumeru Equity Partners.

Isabelle Zhou Avatar

Isabelle Zhou

Stanford

Nooks. Formerly McKinsey, Two Sigma Ventures, and Amazon.

Jessica Leão Avatar

Jessica Leão

Yale University, Stanford GSB

Formerly Palantir.

John Forbes Avatar

John Forbes

UC Berkeley

Formerly SnapMD.

Kerry Omughelli Avatar

Kerry Omughelli

Stanford GSB

Formerly Gulf Interstate Engineering.

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Kimiloluwa Fafowora

Stanford GSB

Harvard Undergrad. Former enterprise software growth equity investor, Strategy manager at CPG incubator.

Lan Jiang Avatar

Lan Jiang

Stanford

Zoom. Formerly World Health Organization and Stanford Medicine.

Linus Lee Avatar

Linus Lee

UC Berkeley

Ideaflow, formerly Repl.it.

Shreyas Parab Avatar

Shreyas Parab

Stanford

Formerly Rock Ventures and StartUpHealth.

Shub Gaur Avatar

Shub Gaur

University of Southern California

Spree, TroyLabs. Formerly Falkonry.

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Trinity Donohugh

Stanford

Formerly Google and Tencent AI Lab.