Lifelong Success
Through Peer Mentorship

A network of founders helping founders learn, grow and overcome challenges.
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Founders Network offers peer mentorship for tech startup founders. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships.
  • 500+

    Tech Founders

  • $1.1M

    Avg. Funding

  • $250M

    Raised in 2015

We have some amazing members.

With over 500 active members and over 1000 startups total,
there’s no other network with the depth and breadth of founder experience.

  • ifttt
  • docker
  • brightbytes
  • letote
  • match
  • pogoseat
  • uservoice
  • magisto
  • appthority
  • eharmony
  • iron
  • pley
  • “You’ll learn more from the threads here everyday than you did in most courses you’ve ever waded through.”

    Dr. Galen Buckwalterdr_galen_buckwalter-60x60

    Founding CSO of eHarmony

  • “From a series of ideas to our $6M Series A, Founders Network has helped every step of the way.”

    Domingo Guerraguererra-60x60

    Founder of Appthority

  • “Don’t go it alone; find folks you can confide in. FN is an invaluable resource of peers walking the same path as you.”

    Richard Whiterichard_white-60x60

    Founder of UserVoice

Founders Network is invitation only.
If you’ve been nominated or can present a case for joining, apply here.

Founders Network comes with substantial benefits.

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    Full-Time Tech Founders Only

    Members are vetted through a rigorous approval process so you can trust in the quality of advice and introductions received.

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    Purpose built for 'heads down' founders, our platform helps you save time, stay connected and solve startup problems faster.

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    Your questions shape the agenda at mentoring sessions on product development, fundraising, growth, recruiting and more.

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    Navigate the fundraising process more efficiently with mentorship from a friendly community of over 50 top tier investors.

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    Form lifelong relationships and enjoy founder-centric programming at our annual Napa Valley retreat.

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    Build relationships throughout the year at private dinners, family picnics and other social functions.

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    Peer Advisory Boards

    Gain insights, vital connections and consistent encouragement from a confidential advisory board of fellow members.

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    Amplify your voice with featured coverage in Founders Edge, our public content hub reaching over 2,500 tech industry readers.

We’ve negotiated exclusive deals for our members.

Cut your burn rate with over $500k on deals from ADP to Zipcar. We’ve negotiated a unique set of deals that can easily cover the cost of membership.

Save time and money by connecting with trusted and recommended vendors.

“Ask for funding, get advice. Ask for advice, get funding.”

Sometimes it helps to get outside perspective.  Our friendly community of over 50 [fn]Investors helps round out FN’s perspective with feedback, advice and occasionally, tough love.

  • August Capital
  • CRV
  • Cowboy Ventures
  • formation8
  • Greycroft
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Maven Ventures
  • …and a growing community of angels, seed investors and Venture Capitalists. Become one.

We offer membership for every stage.

We’ve structured the network to accommodate members at various stages, making sure you’re always connecting with the most relevant founders and investors.


First time founder? Our bootstrap memberships are $499/year, and are for founders who are just starting up or haven’t yet raised their first round of funding.

This level of membership includes access to our online Founder Forum, 500k+ in deals, sponsored and hosted events, conferences, as well as a welcome call and orientation.

Funded Founders

For founders who’ve raised funding, we offer memberships at $999/year for seed-stage and $2499/year for Series A and above.

Funded Founder memberships include different events, meetings, and peer advisory boards for founders solving next-level challenges.

Seed-stage membership includes limited inclusion on Founders Edge, Funded Founder receptions, and a quarterly staff check-in. Series A includes full inclusion on Founders Edge, access to Peer Advisory Boards and a monthly staff check-in.

Think Founders Network might be for you?
Check your network for a nominator or apply today.