Join our team
Almost too curious, startup obsessed, and a founder's first text. Sound like you? Apply to discover and back the best student founders as a member of the investment team!
Applications close 09/29 for Philly, NY, and Boston, and 10/01 for SF
Always building, prolifically creative, and a maniacal problem solver with a sense of humor. Have we got your number? Apply to join our remote HQ team as an engineer!
Open for one individual (fully-remote). Applications close 10/01.
Dorm Room Fund retreat in early 2020 (pre-COVID).
Joining the DRF family leads to a world of opportunities.
Student founders are building the future, and we're looking for curious, confident, and driven students to join our team to find and back them. Your average scout program this is not: at DRF, we make the investment decisions.
You learn the most from the people around you. At DRF, you are surrounded by brilliant, diverse peers ready to learn from you and share their own interests, ideas, and expertise.
Our ever-growing community of alumni, founders, and investors is made up of some of the best in the world. As an investment partner, you'll work with leading experts in fields to to inform your investment decisions, and enhance your perspectives on markets, products, and emerging technologies.
We run Dorm Room Fund as our own startup. Together, we treat DRF like a lab to experiment in new ways to grow, support, and enhance our community, our companies, our investing, and our operations.
Be with the best
Look anywhere and you'll find DRF alums making their mark on the world. Our best-in-class education, network, and community come together to accelerate exceptional students towards careers in startups and venture capital.
DRF Forbes 30 under 30
honorees since 2016
of our partners are women
(vs. 7% industry average)
of DRF alumni go on to
become founders or VCs
Our forever family
Floodgate, Forbes 30 Under 30, 2017-19 SF and Philly Team, Investment Partner
“Looking back after finishing grad school, I can definitively say, Dorm Room Fund is transformational. Where else can you get mentored by venture legends like Josh Kopelman, who arguably helped invent seed investing? Where else can you build an investing track record as a student, where you can write real checks into real companies founded by your peers? This is the absolute best network of young people interested in startups, entrepreneurship, and venture capital you'll find anywhere in the world.”
Build Associate at 8VC and former SF Dorm Room Fund managing partner, 2017-19
“DRF was where I discovered what students were actually capable of in a world that tells you value only comes from prestigious labels. As someone who learns by observing, it was the most incredible way to see past the mythical aspects of building a company and realize my own potential. I have met the most genuine people at DRF – and knowing these insanely talented people I'm lucky enough to call friends will be the next wave of tech leaders make me really hopeful.”
Investor, Pear VC, Graduate Fund 2019-2021, Investment Partner 2017-2019
“DRF was the single best thing I did at Yale. Through DRF, I invested $200k in capital, made over 15 incredible friends, and still benefit from the warm & ambitious community. I'm eager to continue helping DRF grow to welcome even more people!”
CEO & Co-founder of Umbrella (Acquired by IAC/Angi)
“Being part of Dorm Room Fund connected me to a big, amazing network of entrepreneurs. Post-DRF, I started a company and began angel investing, and have counted on the DRF network for everything from hiring to opportunities to co-invest.”
Join 3 superstar Dorm Room Fund alumni for a discussion about breaking into VC from a Tech, Retail & Business Strategy background. We'll be chatting about career insights, the future of innovation, and reflections on the university startup ecosystem. Come meet Isabelle Phelps (Lerer Hippeau), Shawn Xu (Floodgate) and Rima Reddy (Commerce Ventures)!
If your school is in: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Texas
If your school is in: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Missouri, Kentucky, Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, North & South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, Arkansas, Delaware
Hayley Barna - founder & co-CEO of Birchbox and Partner at First Round Capital! Join us as we chat about Hayley’s journey of launching and scaling subscription box giant Birchbox globally, and her work now as a leading investor in consumer businesses.
If your school is in: the Midwest (Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois)
If your school is in: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii
We are excited to announce a brand new deadline of 11:59PM on 9/29 for applicants to NY, Philly, and Boston teams.
Please look at the detailed timeline below to see what to expect throughout the process. Each team (Philly, Boston, NY, SF, and HQ) have their own set dates which will be published and sent to applicants as the interview process progresses. Please reach out to [email protected] for any questions.
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