Part fund, part accelerator, Contrary Capital invests in student entrepreneurs

Contrary Capital is raising $35 million to invest between $50,000 and $200,000 in students and recent college dropouts.


17 May, 2019TECHCRUNCH.COM

Part fund, part accelerator, Contrary Capital invests in student entrepreneurs | BEAM

First Round Capital has both the Dorm Room Fund and the Graduate Fund. General Catalyst has Rough Draft Ventures. And Prototype Capital and a few other micro-funds focus on investing in student founders, but overall, there’s a shortage of capital set aside for entrepreneurs still making their way through school.

Contrary Capital, a soon-to-be San Francisco-based operation led by Eric Tarczynski, is raising $35 million to invest between $50,000 and $200,000 in students and recent college dropouts. The firm, which operates a summer accelerator program for its portfolio companies, closed on $2.2 million for its debut, proof-of-concept fund in 2018....

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