Peer Mentorship
for Tech Startup Founders

A lifelong network of founders helping founders learn, grow and achieve success.

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“You’ll learn more from the threads here everyday than you did in most courses you’ve ever waded through.”

Galen Buckwalter, PhDdr_galen_buckwalter-60x60

Serial Entrepreneur
Chief Scientist, 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
Raised $25M

"The staff is really good at having thoughtful conversations and following up with warm introductions.”


Becky Splitt
CEO of StudyBlue
15M Users

  • 600+

    Tech Founders

  • $1.1M

    Avg. Funding

  • $1B+

    Collectively Raised

We have some amazing members.

With over 600 full-time tech founders, 90% Monthly Active Users (MAU) and 2.5 replies per post,
there’s no other network as experienced and helpful.

  • ifttt
  • docker
  • brightbytes
  • letote
  • match
  • pogoseat
  • uservoice
  • magisto
  • appthority
  • eharmony
  • iron
  • pley

We offer membership for every stage.

As your startup grows, problems don’t go away, they just change. We’ve structured membership to help you solve the problems you are facing today.

Mentorship Platform

Solve startup problems faster.

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 realtionships with entrepreneurs in your city and worldwide.

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Lifelong Programs

Intimate Gatherings

With over 200 intimate gatherings a year, there are ample opportunities to build lifelong relationships with fellow founders, investors and partners. Members connect via virtual events and in-person in 7 global cities and our conferences: fnIRL, our one day working conference in San Francisco and fnSummit, our 3 day Carmel Valley retreat. See the list of current cities with offline events.

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Proactive Support

Meet The Success Team

We’ll hold your hand from newbie to veteran, ensuring you are welcomed, connected and continually enagaging with your peers. Our goal is to help you build relationships that pay dividends for this startup, the next and the one after.

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Founders Network is invitation only.

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Partners & Deals

Cut Your Burn Rate

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.

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  • August Capital
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • CRV
  • formation8
  • Greycroft
  • Maven Ventures

Investor Mentorship

Get Investor Feedback

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. Investors typically host one mentorship session a year and receive inbound pitch requests.

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Founders Network comes with substantial benefits.

  • 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.

  • Platform

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

  • Mentors

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

  • Investors

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

  • fnSummit

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

  • Socials

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

  • Peer Advisory Boards

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

  • Edge

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

Go further together…

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