Rei Wang, Yasyf Mohamedali, and Jenna discuss how Dorm Room Fund is creating a national community and platform to support student entrepreneurs and investors. Rei and Yasyf share a few of the moon shot ideas student founders are pursuing (including a robotic kitchen!) and their commitment to social impact, as well as how DRF aims to design the program to foster that spirit of courage and fearlessness.
Rei and Yasyf give us an inside look into their new product VCWiz, which acts like a founder’s fundraising assistant, and their hope that the tool will create equal opportunity for first-time founders raising capital. We also chat about the strides DRF is making prioritizing diversity and inclusion - 35% of their partners are women compared to 7% at venture capital firms - and the efforts the team is making to serve as a gateway into technology and venture for all students.