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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.

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.



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Student founders need you

At RDV, we pride ourselves on the company we keep. Our fellows are hard-working, energetic, curious, humble, and bold. They work at top startups, or start their own companies, or spend time writing think pieces on emerging industries. They are problem solvers and learners at heart. Sound like you? We thought it might. Join us.

Applications are open now through October 8th

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