David Mackanic

David Mackanic

Investment Partner
Dorm Room Fund

David is currently an Investment Partner at Dorm Room Fund, a student-run venture capital firm backed by First Round Capital. David’s investments span all sectors, but he is particularly focused on investing in materials and energy companies. David is also an Accel Innovation Scholar at Stanford, and was previously the President of the Stanford InSITE Fellowship, an organization that brings MBAs and engineers together to work with local startups and VCs. He is currently a Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate at Stanford, where he researches the intersection of electrochemical energy storage and polymer science. Specifically, David aims to develop robust, flexible, and stretchable battery materials for applications in wearable electronics and soft robotics. He is supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and the Chevron Stanford Graduate Fellowship. Prior to graduate school, David received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and B.A in Chemistry from Virginia Tech.