🍂 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
📌 for all you entrepreneurs
AI mentorship from MassChallenge and IBM. Up to 50 startups
AWS U.S. university startup competition
Human Capital Delta fellowship: $50K to build idea
Red Bull Basement: two-day sustainability event + entrepreneurship contest
Impact Ventures pitch contest
📂 startup jobs + internships
Levro: first business hire (SF)
Arthur: frontend engineer (NY)
DigitalBrain, unified workspace: product design member (NY, SF, remote)
Robust Intelligence: engineering, sales, product, people operations (SF)
💎 VC jobs
Floodgate: platform intern to support the Reactor program + Outliers technical community, fall 2021 to summer 2022 (remote, menlo park)
Mayfield Ventures: chief of staff (menlo park)
Torch Capital: associates (NY)
📖 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 email@example.com + firstname.lastname@example.org (content feedback) + email@example.com (community updates). 🚀