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

Investment partner to applicants: Show us your network

While working at a NYC venture capital firm, Alexa Spagnola spends a weekend at the beach in August 2021. Courtesy of Alexa Spagnola.

Alexa Spagnola, an electrical engineering and entrepreneurship student at the University of Pennsylvania, heard about Dorm Room Fund through a… Continue reading Investment partner to applicants: Show us your network

How these sisters conducted interviews and tested pricing for South Asian athleisure

Sisters Astha and Ayushi Sinha created Yustha Yoga, South Asian inspired athleisure. Courtesy of Ayushi Sinha.

Sisters Astha Sinha and Ayushi Sinha joined the 2021 Female Founder Track with Yustha Yoga, which makes South Asian inspired… Continue reading How these sisters conducted interviews and tested pricing for South Asian athleisure

Amelia De Paola: Reflections from Female Investor Track

Amelia De Paola at MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts in August 2021. Courtesy of Amelia De Paola.

This summer, I had the opportunity to participate in Dorm Room Fund’s First-Ever Female Investors Track (FIT), a three-week masterclass… Continue reading Amelia De Paola: Reflections from Female Investor Track

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 a Ph.D. student thinks about artificial intelligence, VC

Chinasa T. Okolo at a CRA-Grad Cohort Workshop in Waikoloa, Hawai’ (March 2019). Courtesy of Chinasa Okolo.

Chinasa T. Okolo is a computer science Ph.D. student at Cornell University. She’s part of the 2021 Blueprint Investor Track,… Continue reading How a Ph.D. student thinks about artificial intelligence, VC