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Contrary supports builders for life. We help you foster friendships with world-class peers, develop a global network of thought-partners, and prepare to start a life-defining company one day.

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Stella Han


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Scott Sonneborn


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For Founders

We relentlessly back founders from first check to IPO. There's no such thing as "too early" for a conversation with the Contrary team — we invest in people with no more than an idea, as well as established companies focused on scaling.

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Aadit Palicha


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For Students

We work with Venture Partners across North America's top universities to identify the best and brightest, and support them for life.

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