Peer Mentorship
for Tech Startup Founders

A network of founders helping founders learn, grow and overcome challenges.
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Our platform, programs and team 
facilitate authentic sharing, warm introductions
 and long-term relationships.
Find out why members love FN
  • 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

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Strengthen Your Network

Connect with hundreds of tech founders

Members of Founders Network are part of an exclusive peer-mentoring network and platform. Ask for advice, share anecdotes, and help the community instantly from a platform purpose built for heads-down founders. Create lifelong connections with entrepreneurs in your city and worldwide.

Founders Network is invitation only.
If you’ve been nominated, apply through the email. Request an invitation 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 some big fnDeals for our members.

Cut your burn rate with over $500k on deals from ACE Hotel to Zendesk. 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.

Think Founders Network might be for you?