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.

Inclusivity

Inclusion and diversity create greater perspective and better decisions.

Lifelong Success Through Peer Mentorship


Through several Silicon Valley booms and busts, I witnessed firsthand the ups and downs of founderhood.  Creating something new could be rewarding — but also painstakingly slow — with many hidden risks to both startup success and founder wellbeing.

Clearly, the tech startup ecosystem was missing a vital service.  So in 2011, we launched Founders Network. Today over 600 tech founders share our vision of lifelong success through peer mentorship. Remarkably, they also share experience daily to solve problems, save time and navigate the journey to success.

It’s humbling and inspiring to see our members’ contributions and achievements. As we expand to 25 cities globally, we’ll be looking for more great founders to make their contributions to FN.  If you’d like to see if you qualify, please request an invite.

-Cheers, 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

Executive Director

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.

Request an Invitation

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