At Founders Network, we’ve seen a tremendous amount of growth in our community that now numbers over 500+ full-time tech founders. Our core values focus on a spirit of peer mentorship and shared sense of creation that cultivates a truly tight-knit, and supportive environment unlike any other. We are always working to foster new ways to make Founders Network the best community that it can be for our members.
Thanks to all of your great feedback on the ways in which we can continue to improve the “signal-to-noise ratio” of founder meeting requests, we are extremely excited to officially launch the [fn] Investor Program. The [fn] Investor Program builds on our VC and Angel mentoring program with the addition of a valuable new tool for our members that uses our matching algorithm to ensure that the right founders are paired with the right investors, based on sector, stage, location, and other factors.
We’re very proud that many of our founders have successfully raised funding as a direct result of our investor mentoring sessions, with relationships at firms such as August Capital, CRV, Intel Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and more. Last year alone, Founders Network members raised over $100 million in funding for startups including IFTTT, Docker, Distil Networks, Pley, Brightbytes and many others.
We believe that the [fn] Investor Program will make the fundraising process a little less painful and a lot more efficient for both investors and founders. If you are an accredited or institutional investor and would like to learn how to support our founders with mentorship, please let us know. Even with Founders Network members spanning the globe — from San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, and throughout Europe and Asia — the startup world is a smaller place than it seems. What makes Founders Network truly special is the quality not just of ideas and products; but of the people — the people we meet and learn from are a large part of all of our successes and failures.
If you have any questions or input about the new [fn] Investor Program, we’d love to hear from you. Contact me at: kevin(at)foundersnetwork.com
Kevin started Founders Network to help tech founders achieve success through peer mentorship. Prior to Founders Network, Kevin advised hundreds of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs from idea stage through funding. Kevin was named “40 Under 40 in Silicon Valley” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal for his work with startups and promoting entrepreneurship. He has served on the adjunct faculty at both Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business and the University of San Francisco School of Business. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University.