From Princeton Dorm Room Invention to $10mm in Venture Funding


Location: 34 Chambers Street, Room 115


Less than four years after graduating from Princeton, Mark Pavlyukovskyy '13 is the CEO of Piper, an edtech company that is having an impact on a global scale. In his dorm room in Wilf Hall, Mark designed a computer to empower kids to create. With early help from Luke Armour at Chaac Ventures, the company has raised over $10M in venture funding, shipped tens of thousands of computers all over the world and received praise from the likes of Steve Wozniak, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. 

Hosting the conversation will be Chaac Ventures Founder Luke Armour '13. Chaac is a Santa Monica, California based venture capital firm that focuses on making seed investments in Princeton University alumni technology startups. Chaac participated in both Piper's seed and recent $7.6mm series A round.  Piper has also been funded by Princeton's own Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund (AEF).

Come listen to this fireside chat and find out what it's like to take a dorm room prototype to mass market, create a world-class product, and build an amazing team. Sponsored by the Keller Center, this event is open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Dinner will be served. Space is limited; RSVP required.