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61. Funding Curious Dropouts with Danielle Strachman

• 76 min

David speaks with Danielle Strachman, the co-founder and General Partner of 1517 Fund. They primarily invest in dropouts, renegade students, and deep tech scientists. Danielle is an experienced venture capitalist with a unique approach to sourcing and investing in talent. She shares insights into her process of finding exceptional individuals (like Vitalik Buterin, Dylan Field, etc.) and building communities around them. You'll hear what she's learned from building a charter school, working with Peter Thiel to develop the Thiel Fellowship, and helping 16-year-olds turn $1000 into millions. They talked about: 🔎 Unearthing extraordinary talent 🌱 Using venture capital as an education vehicle 🤝 Building a curious community 🚀 The ingredients for world-class founders 🎓 Traditional vs alternative education 🧠 How to cultivate curiosity and take action 📜Full transcript: 📹 Watch on Youtube: 🗣 Mentioned in the show:Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Craigslist | Innovations Academy | Thiel Foundation | De-schooling and Decompression | Thiel Fellowship | David Epstein | Range | Tiger Woods | Roger Federer | Peak | Anders Erickson | Paper Belt On Fire | Michael Gibson | Acorn to Oak | Sarah Lacy | Vitalik Buterin | Ethereum | 👨🏾‍💻 About David Elikwu: David Elikwu FRSA is a serial entrepreneur, strategist, and writer. David is the founder of The Knowledge, a platform helping people think deeper and work smarter. 🐣 Twitter: @Delikwu / @itstheknowledge 🌐 Website: 📽️ Youtube: 📸 Instagram: 🕺 TikTok: 🎙️ Podcast: 📖 EBook: My Online Course 🖥️ Career Hyperdrive: Career Hyperdrive is a live, cohort-based course that helps people find their competitive advantage, gain clarity around their goals and build a future-proof set of mental frameworks so they can live an extraordinary life doing work they love. The Knowledge 📩 Newsletter: The Knowledge is a weekly newsletter for people who want to get more out of life. It's full of insights from psychology, philosophy, productivity, and business, all designed to help you think deeper and work smarter. My Favorite Tools 🎞️ Descript: 📨 Convertkit: 🔰 NordVPN: 💹 Nutmeg: 🎧 Audible: Support this podcast at —

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