Written by award-winning
professor & founder of Doriot
Gerry Hays is an avid entrepreneur and investor, self-made through years of entrepreneurship and startup investing. As a professor and mentor, he has equipped thousands with the tools to thrive in the entrepreneurial economy.
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Our story starts with another story. In 1946, Harvard business professor and WWII army general, Georges Doriot, created the first public venture capital fund and became the founding ‘Father of Venture Capital’. He wanted to give the public better access to opportunity. What is venture capital today? The playground for the wealthy and connected, who monopolize the profits of the entrepreneurial economy.
It’s time to change the game. Inspired by Doriot’s vision, we’re bringing venture capital back to its roots. Everyone can and should have access to the high-potential investment opportunities that shape our economy.
Doriot empowers the next wave of entrepreneurs and investors to play the startup investing game.
Our mission is to help people realize wealth, opportunity, and abundance by learning how to participate and win in the entrepreneurial economy.
What would the world look like if millions of people gain access to startup investing? And, learn how to start investing? We believe in the power of democratizing startup investing.
Join Doriot as we educate and empower a new generation of ‘sophisticated investors’. Learn how to play the game.
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