Venture Capital Jobs and Internships at Dorm Room Fund
Built by students and backed by Midas-List winners and some of the best VCs in the country, we help student founders get all the help they need to take their companies to the next level- while helping our student investors become next generation of venture capitalists.
Building a company as a student is really, really, hard.
We’re here to support you by arming you with a powerful investor network, world-class mentors, and capital to help you move faster.
In 2012, Josh Kopelman, the founder of First Round Capital, had a spicy idea.
What if we brought together a group of all-start aspiring VCs and startup operators– who happened to be students– and asked them to seek out the best student founders building the next wave of great companies? They’d know better than the suits which of their friends, classmates, teammates, and lab partners were still in stealth building the next incredible thing, and who’s just chasing clout.
Thus, Dorm Room Fund was born. And it turns out we were on to something. Since then, DRF has invested in over 300 companies led by visionary student founders. Those founders have redefined industries, gone public, and are changing the world. And our student investment partners are investors at world-class funds, operators at hot startups and FAANG companies, and unicorn founders themselves.
In 2021, Dorm Room Fund started investing out of our first independent fund, backed by a collection of some of the best funds, VCs, institutional investors, and many of our alumni. Having graduated from our amazing launchpad at First Round Capital, we are honored to have brought more investors around the table to supercharge what we can do for our founders and community. With folks like Marc Andreesen and Chris Dixon, Bill Trenchard, Quiet Capital, Underscore VC, Garry Tan, Soraya Darabi, Charles Hudson, Susan Lyne, Hunter Walk, Insight’s Vision 2020 Fund, Plexo Capital, First Round, and many more around the table, we’ve 10xed what’s possible.
We’ve hand-selected a team of founders, mentors, and investors who are sharing ideas, connections and experience– and who are committed to DRF founders. Here at DRF, we’re all in. Come join the party.
Changing the face of venture
Dorm Room Fund strives to be an industry leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. And with nearly 80% of our alumni graduating to be either founders or VCs, we're in a powerful position to drive change. Whether through our summer programs, our student investing team, or the founders we back, we're committed to using DRF's launch pad to cement more people who identify as Black, Indigenous, LatinX, female, LGBTQ+, non-binary, and/or underepresented in VC squarely at the center of our industry.
We’ve created programs like the Blueprint Project and Female Founder Track to use our resources to help empower and create opportunity for underrepresented students.