Students investing in students

We understand how hard it is to build a company as a full-time student. That’s why we’ve partnered with leading venture capital firm, General Catalyst to empower students everywhere to build bold, generational companies.

Through our network of student investors who receive hands-on training and mentorship from GC, we partner with the brightest student founders across the US. When you join RDV, you join a community of student founders, investors, and leaders as committed to your success as you are. We mentor, support, and believe in you from the very beginning.

Who we are

Students are the real deal

We back the boldest, most promising student founders that are changing the world and give them the resources they need to thrive.

With mentors from companies like Drift, Figma, Warby Parker, Spotify, and Hubspot, we help students become better operators and leaders. We are building the largest network of the best student founders, and they have the track record to prove it.

Who we fund

220+

Student-run startups backed

$600M+

In Follow-on capital raised

550+

Jobs created

40+

Student partners and alumni

Our companies are backed by

Powered by General Catalyst.

General Catalyst (GC) is a venture capital firm that invests in powerful, positive change that endures. GC’s longstanding support of RDV underscores its commitment to find and back founders from all walks of life — to help build the next generation of market-leading and life-enhancing companies.

About General Catalyst

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