About Founders Network

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FOUNDERS HELPING FOUNDERS ®

Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $500k in startup discounts and promotion to 2,000 newsletter readers. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member. Learn more about our company history.

Our Community Values

Authenticity

Sharing honestly about the challenges we face enables others to better help.

Reciprocity

Sharing our experience and connections creates more value for everyone.

Humility

Asking for help is a core competency of successful founders.

Respect

Inclusion and diversity create greater perspective and better decisions.

Lifelong Success Through Peer Mentorship

After 15 years in Silicon Valley, I felt the tech startup ecosystem was missing a much needed service: a peer mentorship organization dedicated to tech founders. In 2011, Founders Network was launched and today over 600 tech founders belong to our problem solving and peer mentorship community. Together we share a vision of lifelong success through peer mentorship, based upon three core beliefs:

  1. No one is better qualified to advise founders than fellow founders,
  2. Multiple perspectives are better than one, and
  3. Relationships are the foundation of success.

We see the entrepreneurial spirit of our members as a driver of progress in society. Our mission is to help them channel that energy more productively and we work hard every day to facilitate their success.

Kevin Holmes, Founder

Our Team

Kevin Holmes, Founders Network

Kevin Holmes

Founder & CEO

Aviva Mohilner, Los Angeles

Aviva Mohilner

Regional Success Manager, LA

Briana Okyere, Founders Network

Briana Okyere

Director of Member Success

Shannon Skelley, Vancouver

Shannon Skelley

Regional Success Manager, Vancouver

Asha Sreekumar, Founders Network

Asha Sreekumar

Member Success Manager, Events

Alexey Ghanza, Founders Network

Alexey Ghanza

Director of Technology

Membership Committee

The Founders Network Membership Committee reviews the cohort applications that are submitted every month. The Membership Committee is comprised of notable members who are leaders and experts in their field.

Colin Barceloux, Axius

Colin Barceloux

Founder Axius, YC Alum, Founded & Scaled BookRenter to $100M+

Samar Birwadker, Good & Co

Samar Birwadker

Founder of Good & Co
Acquired by StepStone

Dr. Galen Buckwalter, eHarmony

Dr. Galen Buckwalter

Founding Chief Scientist of eHarmony

Will Bunker, Match

Will Bunker

Founder of Match.com

Domingo Guerra, Appthority

Domingo Guerra

Founder of Appthority
(Raised $25M)

Dan Hoffer, Couchsurfing

Dan Hoffer

Founder of Couchsurfing
Scaled to 14M+ Users

Solomon Hykes, Docker

Solomon Hykes

Founder of Docker
$240M+ Raised. Millions of Customers

Linden Tibbets, IFTTT

Linden Tibbets

Founder IFTTT
$60M Raised. Scaled to 600 Partners

Barbara Tien, Ponga

Barbara Tien

Founder of Ponga

Richard White, UserVoice

Richard White

Founder of UserVoice
Scaled from idea through Series B.

 
 

Global Partners

Want to support our mission? Learn about our Corporate Partnerships Program.

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