🍂 happy oct from drf! community events & more

✍ content marketing advice + building a startup all about community

Baby, we’re back for October! 🎃 You heard a whole lot last month about recruiting - and boy, are we excited by the folks who applied. No more last calls for recruiting in this newsletter, though we’ve got some awesome community events in the works.

We’re always on the lookout for companies doing mighty things to support founders and new businesses! If you know one, we’d love to dream up a partnership for our community. Drop melissa@dormroomfund.com a short note and she’ll forever be a fan! 💌

As we roll into the last quarter of 2021 🎄(can you BELIEVE it … we can’t), we’re looking for mentors who have startup chops and deep sector knowledge. If this sounds like you, send an intro to melissa@dormroomfund.com.

☄️ ask me anything — two events in october!

Mark your calendars for Oct. 12 and Oct. 26, both at 8 p.m. ET, when we have “ask me anything” sessions with writers from First Round Review and a founder (a DRF i-team alum we’re super proud of) who’s built a startup focused on community. Register here: linktr.ee/dormroomfund.

📎 your latest tech news

  • Umm, awkward … Twitch had its entire code leaked

  • And … Facebook shut down suddenly and Mark Zuckerberg publicly posted a response after a whistleblower confirmed that Instagram harms young kids

  • Time to drop bitcoin if you’re in China after the country banned crypto

  • Google dropping $$$$$$ (that’s $1B) to boost African investment

  • Tinderrrr on fire — swipe right and get that free Lyft ride. You can buy a Tinder date a ride, TechCrunch reports

💡opportunities in the DRF family

Are you preparing for a fundraise, looking to project your burn rate or empower better strategic planning? Consolidata is a financial modeling tool to help startups create and maintain financial models that are highly detailed but easy to use (with no implementation). To get a free 30-minute consultation with one of our experts (all former investors and bulge bracket bankers) and discounted software pricing shoot a note to craig@consolidata.one.

📌 for all you entrepreneurs

📂 startup jobs + internships

💎 VC jobs

📖 cool reads about our DRF community

  • How co-founders Kevin Tan and Jamie Marshall built Snackpass

  • What the managing partner of the San Francisco team wish founders knew

  • Frustrated to find Indian wedding outfits, she launched a rental service

  • He attended calls after midnight to learn about venture capital

😂 meme 😂

By the DRF team

More fun: Twitter + website + company app. Send jokes, criticisms, and hot takes to info@dormroomfund.com + annewen@dormroomfund.com (content feedback) + melissa@dormroomfund.com (community updates). 🚀