What we do
We are a preseed venture capital fund dedicated to finding, founding, and funding the next generation of socially, environmentally, and technologically conscious businesses.
We make $5,000 investments in great young ideas and people
If you are passionate about creating a startup we welcome you to apply!
In addition to an impact microinvestment for 1-5% equity, DRÆM VENTURES can incorporate your startup and connect you to a support network of potential advisors, mentors, directors, consultants, lawyers, accountants, publicists, developers, suppliers, interns, and team members to help manifest your dream company.
We are building a network of partners within the ecosystem
Connect with support organizations
DRÆM VENTURES aims to partner with a myriad of distinguished startup accelerators, incubators, nonprofits, educational institutions, entrepreneurial organizations, crowdfunders, angel investors, and ventures capitalists to foster meaningful growth.
Investing in Impact
We are creating a new asset class of "Dream Investments"
Value the next generation of ideas
DRÆM VENTURES has a new way to invest in startups that provide triple bottom line impact. We plan on investing in over 1,000 companies in the next five years. Contact us if you are interested in learning more!
WHO WE ARE
Founder & CEO
Ari Eisenstat has been an entrepreneur since he was 13 and is passionate about fostering innovation and creativity. He received his B.S. in Personal Finance from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and has an eclectic background from working at several hedge funds, think tanks, and startups. He co-founded a nonprofit organization and recently started an organic farm and developed a business, music, and art incubator retreat center. Ari recently graduated from Draper University where he received funding from VC Tim Draper to start DRÆM VENTURES. Ari currently leads the Impact VC Workshop at Stanford University and is a frequent speaker on social entrepreneurship.
Greg Hollander met Ari at Harriton High School where they co-founded a DJ business, played football, and competed together at the Public Forum Debate National Championship. Greg went on to receive his B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude. He has since worked as a Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and Endeavor Argentina, advising a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies and start-ups on growth strategy, market entry, and sales organization design. Greg is currently an MBA candidate at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
McKenna Walsh has been active in the Silicon Valley start up community since age 16 when she consulted for pre-venture tech companies in writing business plans. She studied International Policy and graduated early from Chatham College while working for an angel investor. After college she joined a business development team for a REIT based in Latin America. Moving back to the valley she began mentoring F.I.R.S.T. robotics teams for NASA Ames Research Center in entrepreneurship, public speaking and fundraising. She recently founded a successful company with her brother and went on to study and work at Draper University where she met Ari.
Advisor and Investor
Tim Draper is a founder of DFJ and one of the largest venture capital networks in the world. He has invested in visionaries such as Elon Musk and many companies including Hotmail, Skype, and Baidu. Tim has served on the California State Board of Education and is credited with creating viral marketing. Recently, he founded Draper University, an immersive boarding school dedicated to encouraging proactive entrepreneurship. Tim is also the course creator and Chairman of the BizWorld, a 501c3 organization to teach business to children. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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