Melissa LiManaging Partner and Head of Community
Dorm Room Fund
Melissa Li is a Gen Z tech investor and startup mentor, passionate about the intersection of commerce, community and clever marketing.
Melissa is Head of Community and Managing Partner at Dorm Room Fund, the student founder venture fund that launched out of seed-stage titan First Round Capital. There, Melissa has helped portfolio companies leverage Dorm Room Fund’s Gen Z audience strategically for growth and brand insights. She also workshops organic community-building and digital audience growth closely with founders. To date, Dorm Room Fund companies have raised $2.5B in follow-on capital and created $8.3B+ in value.
Outside of Dorm Room Fund, Melissa focuses on early-stage investments across web3 and the creator economy — both of which push the frontier of commerce strategies. She also serves as an active mentor to a number of competitive startup accelerators in the USA, helping demystify social selling, community flywheels, and creative digital marketing for entrepreneurs.