This is a firm started almost a decade ago by one-time Cal student entrepreneurs, who saw opportunity to create support for technology business building. We embrace the ethos of Berkeley — knowledge for all — and believe the public sector deserves the same quality of funding the private has historically received.
The idea mushroomed into a thriving campus ecosystem of hackers, clubs, and funding for students. Later we learned Cal’s faculty also wanted support, so we funded their businesses. After that, Cal alumni at large. And like that, The House Fund was born.
One might say our firm started backwards, but we think that’s what makes it so special. We were grown from the community, so we are uniquely entwined with it. And most importantly, supported by it (see our AI initiative).
We are your peers, sitting side-by-side with you in the trenches. We call each other when shit hits the fan, because it does. We pick each other up. We keep each other going. And we are hungry to build greatness together.