A Different Kind of
Venture Fund

Contrary is a venture fund that identifies the world’s top early-career engineers, designers, and product minds, connects them with a close-knit, career-long support community, and invests in companies they start or join.

Talent

We identify the top engineers, designers, and product minds emerging from universities across North America each year.

Capital

We invest the first check into early-career founders and companies Contrary Talent members start or join – not only straight out of school, but for the duration of their careers.

Community

We connect our community with everyone they need to know personally and professionally, whether through events, workshops, our annual retreat, or 1:1 lifelong friendships.

Supported by the world’s best entrepreneurs, operators, and investors, our founders get access to leaders of iconic companies to help them get the right advice when they need it most.

Steve HuffmanCo-founder, Reddit
Cyan BanisterAngel Investor
Emmett ShearCo-founder, Twitch
Ruchi SanghviEarly Eng, Facebook
Martin EberhardCo-founder, Tesla
Jeff RothschildFounding Eng, Facebook
Ann WinbladCo-founder, HWVP
Ross MasonFounder, Mulesoft
Laura DemingFounder, Longevity Fund
Ryan HooverFounder, ProductHunt
Dan MacklinCo-founder, SoFi
Leah SolivanCo-founder, Taskrabbit
Edith HarbaughCo-founder, LaunchDarkly
Bill ClericoCo-founder, WePay

Supported by the world’s best entrepreneurs, operators, and investors, our founders get access to leaders of iconic companies to help them get the right advice when they need it most.

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Steve HuffmanCo-founder, Reddit
Cyan BanisterAngel Investor
Emmett ShearCo-founder, Twitch
Ruchi SanghviEarly Eng, Facebook
Martin EberhardCo-founder, Tesla
Jeff RothschildFounding Eng, Facebook
Ann WinbladCo-founder, HWVP
Ross MasonFounder, Mulesoft
Laura DemingFounder, Longevity Fund
Ryan HooverFounder, ProductHunt
Dan MacklinCo-founder, SoFi
Leah SolivanCo-founder, Taskrabbit
Edith HarbaughCo-founder, LaunchDarkly
Bill ClericoCo-founder, WePay

"Contrary remains one of the most thoughtful and helpful investors for Memora, even though we’ve raised from some of the top venture funds in Silicon Valley. It’s rare to find investors like Eric and Will who genuinely care about us as founders, rather than focusing entirely on the business. They invested first in Memora and have never wavered in supporting us."

Manav Sevak

Co-founder and CEO, Memora Health

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