The Student Partnership

Our Team

We're builders and tinkerers, technical nerds, branding geeks, and sales. We eat, breathe, and sleep startups and venture. And we're the next generation of this industry - DRF's student partnership's acceptance rate is lower than Stanford, Harvard, and Yale. Come join the fam.

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DRF Co.

Dorm Room Fund's full-time team that runs the fund and student programs.

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Mariell Abalos

Saint Louis University

DRF Co. EA

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Molly Fowler

Yale University

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

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Caroline Toch

Vanderbilt University

Operating Principal. Formerly product at Chief, Accelerator lead at Techstars Web3, Talent at Venture for America.

Investment

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

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Daniel Applewhite

Harvard (HBS)

Scaling impact through entrepreneurship and technology.

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Roberaa Ayana

Yale University

After spending time everywhere on the startup-venture life cycle, Roberaa is most excited to help founders build and serve overlooked and undervalued communities across disciplines.

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John Azubuike

Wharton

John is an investment professional with history of working on both early-stage venture capital, fund investments, and leveraged buyout deals.

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Ajay Bordoloi

Drexel

Formerly Susquehanna Growth Equity, Spectrum Equity.

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Sam Broner

MIT Sloan

Generally Happy.

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Ananya Chadha

Stanford

Hoping to invent technology and business to help the world :)

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Jon Cullom

UC Berkeley Haas

Passionate about allocating venture capital to promote transparency and accessibility in healthcare, technology, and finance

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Shobha Dasari

Stanford

CS @ Stanford, Author of "Hacking Healthcare," excited about leveraging tech and data to improve access and equity in healthcare.

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Alexa Davis

Stanford GSB

Stanford GSB. Formerly Google Payments and Forbes.

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David Dellal

Yale University, MIT

Floe. Formerly MIT Langer Lab, Air Liquide.

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Archika Dogra

Princeton University

Junior at Princeton studying computer science with a passion for social innovation, product development, educational equity, and dogs.

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Shubhan Dua

UC Berkeley

Punjabi FIFA enthusiast dabbling in Blockchain sometimes

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Nika Duan

Harvard (HBS)

Nika is passionate about democratizing access to capital and championing innovation that aspires to create a better, more equitable world.

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Cole Fairchild

University of Pennsylvania

Insight Partners. Formerly Morgan Stanley and COS.

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Andrew Fang

Stanford

Stanford CS. Previously Omniscient Labs.

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Joshua Fang

Harvard

I'm an engineer and investor that loves spending time with ambitious people who bend the curve of the future.

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Zaid Fattah

Yale University

Zaid is interested in software and systems but motivated by stories and service.

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John Forbes

UC Berkeley

Formerly SnapMD.

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Shub Gaur

University of Southern California

Spree, TroyLabs. Formerly Falkonry.

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Thoba Grenville-Grey

Harvard (HBS)

An undiscouraged optimist trying to unleash capital and industry to enable mispriced talent solve the world's most urgent challenges

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Philippe Griffiths

Stanford GSB, Harvard Kennedy School

Stanford GSB & Harvard Kennedy School. Formerly Quona Capital, African Leadership Group and Deloitte.

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André Guardia

Other

Costa Rican, martial artist, scaling blockchain-powered networks for the billions.

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Arjan Guglani

University Of Michigan

builder turned investor that gets excited about beautifully designed products and experiences

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Deshani Gunathilake

NYU Stern

Former product manager passionate about tech that serves underrepresented groups and markets.

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Adithya Gurunathan

Georgia Institute of Technology

Deeply passionate about technology and solving humanity's pressing problems in climate and healthcare spaces.

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Santiago Hernandez

Stanford

Santiago is a former telenovela actor from Mexico, previous startup founder and now a Computer Science student at Stanford.

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Sydney Hertz

Columbia Business School

Sydney is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School whose background is in investing and consulting in media, technology and e-commerce enablement businesses.

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Nathan Ho

UNC

Permira, Spectrum Equity. Formerly Bowery Capital, Tribe Capital.

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Rebecca Hutman

MIT Sloan

Making the places we live and work affordable, healthy, and climate friendly; fueled by laughter, disciplined hope, and chocolate chips.

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Zach Jaffe

Northwestern

Kellogg MBA / MS in Design Innovation student passionate about enterprise software, go-to-market strategy, and the NY Mets and Rangers

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Darius Johnson

Santa Clara

Drem, Formerly Harlem Capital & Goldman Sachs.

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Brett Kim

Harvard

Curious; always searching.

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Ganesh Kolli

Northeastern University

relentless optimist building a better world for all!

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Albert Lam

University of Washington

UiPath. Formerly Sezzle and Dotdash.

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Tyler Lehman

Stanford GSB, Stanford

Tyler is passionate about championing innovation aimed at addressing humanity's greatest challenge: climate change.

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Christina Liang

Duke

Curious about people, languages, and climate tech. Formerly Oaktree and Blue Collective.

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Chloe Lopez-Lee

Cornell

Weill Cornell Medicine, Bioventure ELabs. Formerly Blueprint.

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Chirag Mahapatra

Chicago Booth

Building the go-to platform for building company culture, starting with helping teams book, co-ordinate and evaluate in person events and investing in B2B Saas, marketplaces and dev tools.

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Alex Marley

Northeastern University

An engineer with a passionate to innovate, collaborate and speculate.

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Adanna Mogbo

University of Pennsylvania

Constant learner and try-er of all things related to health and innovation.

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Avi Muller

NYU

Avi has spent the past two years on both the operations and venture side of the startup ecosystem and loves talking to founders who are working on solving problems that will change the world.

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Gilles Nkana

Columbia Business School

Building bridges across perspectives and cultures.

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Tori Orr

Wharton

Spelman Alumna. Formerly Goldman Sachs, Tesla, Intel, & BCG Digital Ventures.

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Nicole Ripka

NYU Stern

I'm an artist and art appreciator passionate about breaking stigmas and building culture for those who have been historically left out.

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Karmini Sampath

Wharton

Passionate about Consumer x Tech. Formerly Nike, The Bridgespan Group, US State Department

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Kevin Shah

Stanford GSB

Kevin is a builder and investor with a passion for using innovation to improve inefficiencies and democratize access.

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Kunal Sharda

Carnegie Mellon University

Product at ServiceNow. Formerly Numerator, Picus Capital, OpenAI.

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Albert Shin

Harvard

Formerly Evercore, Permira, Charlesbank, and Oaktree.

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David Stavis

Baylor University

Empowering the creation of inclusive organizations and human-centered tech

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Zoey Tang

Wharton, Cornell

A daredevil passionate about democratizing financial services.

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Royce Tiger

Yale University

Yale Entrepreneurial Society. Formerly Alumni Ventures, Blue Ivy Ventures, SOSV, Chinaccelerator, MOX Accelerator

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Diana Voronin

MIT

EECS, scalable quantum computing research, and mentorship at MIT. Exploring frontier tech, fintech for financial inclusion, and the future of human-computer interaction.

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James Wellemeyer

Columbia

James is a product designer and student at Columbia studying Computer Science and Political Science.

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Lauren Weston

Yale University, Harvard (HBS)

I care about increasing access to capital and creating generational wealth for underserved and overlooked groups of people.

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Ashleigh Williams

Wharton

Ashleigh is a MBA student at the Wharton School, who is originally from the DMV area and she is passionate about all things finance, cooking and traveling.

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Steph Wong

University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business

My commitment to building a better world remains steadfast, while my strategies and work continue to evolve as I build and learn.

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Mea-Lynn Wong

Yale School of Management

Yale MBA, Blueprint Track grad, formerly Charles Schwab & fighter for representation in tech and VC

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Andrew Yu

University of Pennsylvania

Climate, games, music, and seismic shifts.

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Jack Yuan

Stanford

Tianchimed founder. Moonshot Beijing. Currently learning about the intersection of BCI, AR/VR, and crypto.

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Alpin Yukseloglu

UC Berkeley

MD @ Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator, EE, CS, and Business at UC Berkeley. Formerly PayPal, Samsung, Estée Lauder, Bloccelerate, and Ahura AI.

HQ

Our operators-in-residence support our investment partners and founders alike with strategic, technical, and operational expertise.

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Gerardo Ballesteros

University of Pennsylvania

Designer-in-Residence. Previously at JPMC, Guild Education, Smithsonian.

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Raymond Banke

Columbia University

Head of Design. Product Design at Meadow. Previously at Reddit, GBH, and the Columbia Daily Spectator.

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Will Hoppin

Columbia University, Middlebury College

PM. Artist and engineer with delusions of international stardom.

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Melissa Li

Harvard

Head of Community and Partnerships. Undergrad at Harvard fascinated by community design, consumer psychology, and modern retail.

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Daniel Tao

University of Pennsylvania

Co-Head of Engineering. Previously at Pahdo Labs, Microsoft and Volley

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Kia Uusitalo

Brown

Head of Social. Formerly Icebreaker.vc, Plug and Play, Van Wickle Ventures.

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Andrew Xu

Northwestern

Editor In Chief.

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Tom Zhang

Columbia University

Co-Head of Engineering. Millennium, MLH. Formerly Amazon, Stanford Medicine.

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Britney Zhang

UC Berkeley Haas

Head of Marketing and Communications. Slack Technologies. Formerly Muse Capital and Quirk Money.