We know how critical an advisor, teacher, or mentor can be as you navigate life as a student founder. Our proximity to General Catalyst means that we have an extensive network of entrepreneurs, operators, and investors who are ready to dedicate time and energy to what you’re building.
Whether it’s customer introductions or new hires, we are committed to providing a community that will mobilize around your vision.
Education is important to us. We are students, after all! That’s why we focus heavily on providing you with exclusive classes, bootcamps, networks, and resources to help you learn from the best in the business every day. The more you learn, the better you build, and at RDV you learn by practice and osmosis. We invest in you as much as your company. As you learn and evolve as a founder, your company does too!
We invest $50k-$150k checks and do our best to help our founders continue their fundraising journeys, whether from General Catalyst or other investors in our network. We strive to be students’ first checks and are committed to being partners in their full entrepreneurial journeys!
Campuses have quickly grown into leading hubs for innovation, and student founders everywhere are taking it into their own hands to build the world they want to see. Student founders are the real deal, and we believe in students to build a better world. We’re excited to continue backing the student community and to foster responsible innovation at the earliest stages with Rough Draft Ventures.
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