👨🏽💻 Jobs, Jobs, and More Jobs 👩🏼💻
DRF Fam! The days are getting longer and the weather's getting warmer. In this week's newsletter, check out some community updates, great reads, and the launch of our Talent Network!
⚡️ community updates ⚡️
DRF Unicorn 🦄 FiscalNote 🦄 has been selected as one of “America’s Best Startup Employers 2022” (for the third year in a row)
Matthew Mizbani – a DRF Investment Partner – was named a rising-star crypto venture capitalist by Business Insider (as decided by other VCs)
Dorm Room Fund is excited to announce the launch of our Talent Network!
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🖥 tech news
The Information ranked the world’s 50 most promising startups, as based on their respective “potential to be the most valuable businesses in their categories based on their current revenue, business model, and growth prospects.” They limited the list to companies that had begun operations in the past three years, had raised less than $100 million in revenue, and were valued at less than $1 billion.
Firstbase raised $50 million in Series B funding in a round led by Kleiner Perkins. The remote-work startup helps companies onboard new staff working from home.
Sequoia Capital China is raising $8 billion in new funds. “Even as much of the private market seems to be grappling with a slowdown, raising big funds seem to be en vogue,” writes Crunchbase’s Chris Metinkpo in the piece.
According to the Wall Street Journal, House and Senate staffers are supposed to convene in the near future to discuss plans to regulate data gathering, as Congress aims to take another whack at implementing new privacy legislation.
On the back of increased demand for at-home grocery delivery, Instacart’s valuation doubled to $39 billion during the first year of Covid. Now, as restrictions ease, it is “falling back to earth.” According to CNN, “the decade-old, privately-held startup informed its 3,000 corporate employees that it is revising its valuation down to $24 billion, citing market conditions.”
🚨 new startup + VC jobs 🚨
🌎 = international/oversees position
fizz - Founding Engineer (Mobile)
Techstars - Finance Associate | Accelerator (BERLIN)
Bloomberg Beta - Associate
Dispatch Health - Various Roles (Product Analyst, Data Engineer, Principal Engineer, etc.)
HousRx - Various Roles (tech leads, PMs, designers)
Elemy - Venture Associate (Remote)
Salesforce Ventures Impact Fund - Analyst/Senior Analyst
Antler - Founder Scout (BERLIN) 🌎
Anthemis - Content and Editorial Manager
Variant - Infrastructure Investment Partner
Tribe Capital - Investment Analyst
Vocal Justice - Summer 2022 Internships
Harlem Capital Partners - Summer 2022 Internship
Lerer Hippeau - VC Internship
New Venture - Operations Intern
Meta - Strategic Projects Intern
OnDeck - Operations Intern
Snowflake - Startup Program Intern
Spotify - Intern, How to Save a Planet podcast
Carbon - Marketing Communications Intern
Alchemy - Analyst Intern
Starburst - Product Marketing Intern
📫 more opportunities
Armory Square Ventures Venture Fellows Internship Program (Summer 2022)
📚 cool reads
TechCrunch examines how Chicago is shaking up who invest in early-stage VC
Carolina Galdiz, Blueprint Investor Track alumna, shares advice for an MBA and what she learned from last year's summer diversity program
DRF’s Head of Content Anne Wen sits down with Sophia Lugo to discuss her pivot from pre-med to VC.
🧵 Twitter threads of the week
Founder Romeen Sheth interviewed 120 legendary investors, founders and executives. In this thread, he outlines the best 20 lessons they shared.
a16z’s Olivia Moore gives the low-down on what companies hiring need to do to get noticed.