Cory Levy is the founder of First Text – a pre-seed fund and program for first-time technical founders. Prior to First Text, Cory was the Co-Founder and COO of After School (a teen social network with 20m users) and the Executive Director at Spearhead, a (venture fund of funds and direct investment) program developed by AngelList and Accomplice.
Cory is the creator and chair of Internapalooza, an annual event that brings together thousands of Silicon Valley STEM interns to learn from and network with experienced entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.
Cory studied Computer Science at the University of Illinois, where he received four engineering scholarships. In high school, he worked as an extern at Founders Fund, Union Square Ventures, DFJ Mercury, and TechStars.Cory serves on the Board of Directors of the international nonprofit DoSomething.org. Cory was featured on Forbes 30 Under 30 in Consumer Technology and Dorm Room Founders.