Richard Clay: From a Historically Black College & University (HBCU) to DRF

Richard Clay in Baltimore, Maryland in September 2021. Courtesy of Raiven Vanzego.

He had stellar grades, a swimming captain title, a presidential nomination, and even legacy from the U.S. Naval Academy. Come… Continue reading Richard Clay: From a Historically Black College & University (HBCU) to DRF

How a student finance startup created a team, interviewed users

From left: Sparrow CEO Harrison Hochman, COO Daniel Kahn, and CTO Griffin Morris in New York in August 2021. Courtesy of Harrison Hochman.

Harrison Hochman, co-founder of Sparrow, talks about building the student finance startup during the COVID-19 pandemic.   How did you meet… Continue reading How a student finance startup created a team, interviewed users

How marketing and travels in Egypt inform Kerdany’s VC experience

Ramy Kerdany next to the Great Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, Egypt. Courtesy of Ramy Kerdany.

Ramy Kerdany graduated from the University of Florida with a marketing degree. He’s part of the 2021 Blueprint Investor Track.… Continue reading How marketing and travels in Egypt inform Kerdany’s VC experience

Schwarzman Scholar Austin Mejia on the value of a track for LGBTQ+

Austin Mejia, right, in San Francisco in July 2021. Courtesy of Austin Mejia.

Austin Mejia, an incoming Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University, graduated from Princeton University in 2020. He joined the 2021 PRISM… Continue reading Schwarzman Scholar Austin Mejia on the value of a track for LGBTQ+