A venture fund backed by the founders of Tesla, Reddit, and other iconic companies that identifies and invests in top early-career talent.
Contrary is a venture fund backed by the world's most iconic entrepreneurs that identifies and invests in exceptional talent.
We invest up to $2M in a small number of startups across North America each year, and work closely alongside them to build enduring businesses.
Each year, we assemble a team of ~100 student Venture Partners (VPs) at nearly every major research university across America. We are a diverse group of founders, engineers, designers, hustlers, researchers, writers, and everything in between.
Contrary wouldn't exist without our VP network. In many ways, Contrary is the VP network.
That's why we're so excited to recruit the next generation of students to join the Contrary family.
Your job as a Venture Partner is to be the go-to resource for founders on campus. One day you might grab coffee with someone working on a side project. The next day, you might research the consumer fintech space because we're evaluating a relevant company. You'll learn how to make investment decisions, how to tell a story, and how to build a startup.
We look for independent thinkers with diverse experiences -- underestimated backgrounds make for the best investors! Previous Contrary VPs have given up a career as a pro climber to attend college, written apps with 100k+ downloads, and filmed a documentary in the Arctic. We are not looking for a specific VP archetype. The only requirements are that you love tech and entrepreneurship, and will put in the time and effort to make the most of the opportunity.
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