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Dorm Room Fund is where investors and entrepreneurs start their careers. We back student founders with a network of investors, mentors, and their first check. We’re proud to support the strongest community of student entrepreneurs across the nation.



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Dorm Room Fund graduates out of First Round with $12.5M Fund IV

Because many of the world's most successful tech companies were conceived by college students, recent graduates or dropouts, VCs and their limited partners have long tried to find a way to tap into that youthful creativity as early as possible.

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Dorm Room Fund returns to campus with new $10.4 million fund

Dorm Room Fund, a venture capital operation that launched to invest in student-led startups, has raised a new $10.4 million fund, per SEC filings. The filing marks Dorm Room Fund’s largest fund to date, and its first that appears to include investors beyond First Round Capital, the firm that first launched the student-focused operation in 2012.


Exclusive: Student-run VC Dorm Room Fund spins out from First Round Capital, raises $12.5M fund from Marc Andreessen, Underscore VC, Insight Partners, others

It started as First Round Capital’s experiment. After all, founder Josh Kopelman had started his first company, Infonautics, while he was a student at the University of Pennsylvania. Partner Hayley Barna had started Birchbox while still at Harvard Business School.


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