Investment Partners @ Dorm Room Fund

Investing in student-led startups, Dorm Room Fund is hiring students for partner roles at their Boston and San Francisco teams. Learn more about the opportunity and how to receive hands-on venture experience below.

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About Dorm Room Fund:

Built by students and powered by First Round, Dorm Room Fund provides founders with a strong network of investors and operators, world-class mentors, and a $20,000 founder-friendly check. We’ve been around for nearly 7 years and have: invested in 275+ student-led startups that have gone on to raise $500M+ in follow on funding from Andreessen Horowitz , First Round, Sequoia, Union Square Ventures, and more; launched Female Founders Track and Blueprint Project in San Francisco and New York, aimed at supporting and mentoring diverse founders; delivered the best-in-class entrepreneurship and VC education to our student partners and helped them build successful startups, launch venture funds, and land careers at places like First Round, Floodgate, Sequoia, KPCB, the White House, Dropbox, Google, and more.

We’re a team of undergraduates, MBA students, PhD candidates, and master’s students who are engineers, entrepreneurs, and innovators across the nation. We fund our most promising peers and provide them with the resources they need to grow their startups while in school. We have 5 teams — Bay Area, Boston, NYC, Philly, and our remote HQ team — with over 50 total partners across the nation. 

The Opportunity:

Dorm Room Fund is hiring partners for their investment teams in Boston and San Francisco. Our partners spend 10+ hours a week running Dorm Room Fund. As a member of Dorm Room Fund, you’ll graduate with hands-on venture experience, cross-industry startup knowledge, and most importantly, be part of a national community of talented entrepreneurs and investors. Our alumni have gone on to do amazing work — from raising millions in funding for their own startups to launching their own venture firms.

As a partner, you would:

  • meet with student founders to discuss their startups. Sometimes these student founders are at our school, sometimes we travel to events to meet them, or jump on a Zoom.

  • research markets and technologies to better evaluate the companies we partner with and invest in.

  • listen to pitches, engage in discussion, and make investment decisions.

  • write checks — we give every company we fund a check for $20,000 on an uncapped SAFE and access to our community resources.

  • meet with our community company founders regularly and help them learn the ins and outs of fundraising, launch strategy, growth, and hiring. In addition, we connect them with world-class advisors, investors, and mentors to help them solve their key challenges.

  • host events, talks, and dinners both internally at DRF and for the larger student entrepreneurship community.

  • speak at and host entrepreneurship events at our schools, and we tend to be judges at pitch competitions and hackathons.

Qualifications:

  • Full-time student graduating 2020 or later

  • Demonstrated interest in supporting entrepreneurs and passionate peers. You’re an active member of an entrepreneurship club, a related organization, or a startup at your school and are engaged with the startup community at your university or beyond.

  • Passion for entrepreneurship and curiosity about new technology. You have an understanding of what’s happening in tech and VC or are eager to learn more about this space, you love learning about new technology, and/or some experience working with startups or in venture.

  • Confidence in your beliefs. You’re always looking for themes, analyzing trends, and thinking critically about the future. You enjoy sparking discussion and sharing your viewpoints. You are open-minded and inclusive of diverse perspectives and opinions.

  • Initiative. You have ideas for how you’re going to improve Dorm Room Fund and student entrepreneurship in your community and are excited to put them in action. You’re execution-oriented and pumped to build a community with an awesome team.

Job Type: Part-time

Location: Boston, MA, or San Francisco, CA

Deadline to Apply:

  • Boston - September 29

  • San Francisco - October 5

Interested?

APPLY HERE and let them know that Next Gen sent you!

Alex Gordon