Rough Draft 101

Stage

We focus on Pre-Seed and Seed investments, with checks between $100-$150k. Have an idea? It’s never too early to pitch us!

Industry

We’re industry-agnostic, and we all have different interests and specialties. Don’t hesitate to apply.

Location

For now, we focus on US-based companies (incorporated as a C-Corp in Delaware).

Strategy

We strive to be students’ first checks and are committed to being partners in their entrepreneurial journeys. We back ambitious, bold, curious, and energetic teams with a strong bias to action and ability to follow through.

Inclusion

We are committed to sourcing and working with diverse founders and funders. No matter where you come from, what you study, or how you identify, we want to hear from you. Cold applications are welcome and, in fact, encouraged!

Why Choose RDV

We are committed to sourcing and working with diverse founders and funders. No matter where you come from, what you study, or how you identify.

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Our Community

The RDV community is comprised of world-class founders, operators, and investors who have all been in your shoes. Our passion is unlocking your entrepreneurial journey, and we’re here to give you everything you need to grow.

This Year’s Fellows
Alex Chin

Head of Community, Harvard University

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Alexis Coates

Venture Fellow, Harvard Business School

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Daniella Cohen

Managing Partner, Princeton University

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Keren Duque

Venture Fellow, UC Berkeley

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Maurice Gilbert

Venture Fellow, Florida A&M

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James Kaplan

Managing Partner, USC

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Jonathan Kogan

Managing Partner, University of Pennsylvania

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Rani Kubersky

Venture Fellow, New York University

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Priyanka Kumar

Co-Head of Community and Venture Fellow, Harvard University

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Russell Ladson

Managing Partner, New York University – Tisch

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Quinn Litherland

Managing Partner, Northeastern University

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Jack McClelland

Head of Platform, Boston College

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Claudia Meng

Venture Fellow, Yale University

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Venture Fellow, Mohith Mothukuri

Columbia University

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Emily Pate

Venture Fellow, MIT Sloan

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Shriyash Upadhyay

Managing Partner, University of Pennsylvania

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Jenny Wang

Venture Fellow, MIT Sloan

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Tim Wu

Venture Fellow, Stanford University

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Venture Fellow, Alan Xie

Harvard Business School

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Max Zang

Venture Fellow, Northeastern University

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Kasey Zhang

Venture Fellow, Northeastern University

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Why Choose RDV

How RDV can help you, as a fellow and founder!

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Get Involved

Want to help support the next generation of student companies? Join us!

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FAQ

All the deets you need to know.

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