a b o u t u s
DayDream Ventures is a syndicate that is aiming to identify and fund the best founders that are GenZ or building products for GenZ. Previous angel investments include Beacons & Copy.ai. We look for pre-seed to seed-stage companies. While generalist, sectors we specialize in investing in the creator economy, fintech, AI/ML, and consumer technology space. To date, notable co-investors include Craft Ventures, Atelier Ventures, Sequoia, Pear VC, and RareBreed VC.
GenZ currently has a spending power of over $140B and by 2023, will become the largest generational cohort in the economy. Our team of all GenZ's is well-positioned to understand this developing space and its consumer base and better become a more effective strategic partner to startups with GenZ focused products or to GenZ founders.
Jonathan Chang: Jonathan is an XIR at Brex. He is also the founder of GenZScouts, a venture capital fellowship program for students interested in venture capital from non-target universities. He was recently named one of the Top 29 GenZ VCs to watch out for by Business Insider. He also runs a venture capital Tik Tok account (@venturecapitalguy) where he has amassed over 3M views and 100k likes across all videos. Previously, Jonathan was a venture associate at GSV where he ran the GSV Bootcamp and SPAC-related deals. Jonathan graduated from UCLA with a degree in Statistics and a minor in Film, Television, and Digital Media.
Oliver Henry: Oliver is an Investment Manager at TheVentureCity, investing in founders across the Americas at the seed and Series A stages. Prior to working in VC he was a senior analyst at OakNorth, a London-based fintech unicorn, where he joined the early US team to scale its debt advisory and enterprise SaaS units. Oliver graduated from the Ross School of Business at Michigan with a degree in Business Administration, concentrating in Finance and Accounting.
David Zhao: David is Principal at SX Capital, investing into growth and pre-IPO opportunities. David was previously an Associate at Darling Ventures, covering ML and AI companies at the pre-seed stage. He also leads the Data Science team at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Venture Capital Initiative. He graduated with a Bachelor of International Economics from the University of British Columbia.