Rorus has raised over $300,000 so far.



Innovation Works 

Invest capital, business expertise and other resources into high-potential companies with the greatest likelihood for regional economic impact. One of the largest investors in seed-stage companies.

Develop new models for building and funding important world changing companies. Award 50 startups up to $100K each year. Lead Seed and Series A rounds in promising teams.

Carnegie Mellon universirty

A private, global research university. Stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions. Known for its world-class, interdisciplinary programs. Home of big data and big ambitions.


Jonathan Kaplan

Partnering with Sequoia Capital to start up The Melt. Previously founded Pure Digital Technologies Inc. (sold to Cisco Systems Inc. for $590 million).



We're a student-run venture fund backed by First Round. We're proud to support the strongest community of student entrepreneurs across the nation.