ATI - Danielle Strachman - Partner at 1517 Fund

Danielle Strachman is a Partner at 1517 Fund in San Francisco, which focuses on supporting young founders starting companies. 1517 partners with founders in a number of ways: mentorship and community building, kickstart grants of $1,000, and capital partnership through investment.

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About the Guest:

Danielle Strachman is a Co-Founder and General Partner of 1517 Fund, a venture capital firm based in San Francisco investing in young founders. Danielle has worked with young entrepreneurs for about a decade. In 2010, during the founding of the Thiel Fellowship, Danielle joined to lead the design and operations. She's worked with some of the most prestigious founders like Vitalik Buterin and Ritesh Agarwal. Previous to her work with Peter Thiel, Danielle founded and directed Innovations Academy in San Diego, a K-8 charter school serving 400 students, with a focus on student-led project based learning and other alternative programs.

About the Host:

Michael Strong is the Founder of the Academy of Thought and Industry (ATI), a network of Montessori-inspired schools serving grades six through twelve, with campuses in San Francisco, Austin, New York, and St. Louis. Michael is one of the most experienced designers of innovative school programs in the U.S. His past projects include Montessori secondary school program design at The Judson Montessori School (San Antonio), The Emerson School (Palo Alto), and Hacienda School (Pleasanton). Michael has authored two books including The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice.