Founders Network

foundersnetwork.com 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 $1M in startup discounts and mentorship from 50+ Institutional Investors. 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.
Nancy Hayes

Presenting to VCs and Angel Investors with Nancy Hayes

Jul 13, 2020

Angel investor and management consultant Nancy Hayes shares her formula for a compelling presentation, including pitch deck tips, common pitfalls to avoid, and insights on how you’ll be evaluated.  For …

Micah Baldwin

Building Your Capital Stack with Micah Baldwin

Jun 25, 2020

Not all capital is created equal. Micah Baldwin, member of Grasshopper Bank’s early stage practice and advisor to dozens of startups, explains the pros and cons of different investment streams. …

Jason Gardner

Leadership in a Downturn with Marqeta Founder Jason Gardner

Jun 18, 2020

Marqeta founder and CEO Jason Gardner discusses what founders and executives need to do in a recession, and how to make sure your startup emerges stronger on the other side. …

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Mastering SaaS Metrics: A Founders Network Panel

Jun 15, 2020

A panel of SaaS founders and investors weigh in on the key metrics you must understand at various stages of the customer acquisition funnel. Software-as-a-service startups have the advantage of …

Deborah Dana

Starting Up in Mexico with Deborah Dana

Jun 11, 2020

As the second-largest market in Latin America, Mexico is a critical market for startup founders to understand. Canasta Rosa founder Deborah Dana shares her advice for navigating the booming Mexican …

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Reopening for Business Post-COVID

Jun 08, 2020

A Founders Network panel shares practical tips on reopening your workplace after COVID-19 lockdown, managing and securing the right talent, and preparing your startup for a post-pandemic revival. Pandemics may …

Adam Cheyer

Five Entrepreneurship Lessons From Siri Founder Adam Cheyer

Jun 04, 2020

Adam Cheyer breaks down his step-by-step formula for sizing up a startup idea and making it a success. There may be no magic formula for launching the next Google, Facebook …

David Ehrenberg

How to Budget in COVID-19 feat. David Ehrenberg

May 29, 2020

Startup founders are facing uncharted economic waters. David Ehrenberg, founder of Early Growth, the largest startup financial services firm in the U.S., shares his checklist for startup financial health through …

Tony Pollace

How to Create a Winning Pitch Deck

May 25, 2020

Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Tony Pollace of Early Growth, to get his tips on how to create a winning pitch deck. Tony has been a …

Matt Tillman

Making the Big Leagues Featuring Acrylic’s Matt Tillman

May 21, 2020

Matt Tillman, Serial Entrepreneur, Haven founder and Acrylic partner, discusses what you need to know as a founder moving to the San Francisco Bay Area or another first-tier market.  Founders …

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Founders Network Mexico City Has Launched!

Mar 27, 2020

Founders Network is proud to launch our tenth chapter: Mexico City.  Anyone who has visited Mexico City knows that the city is bursting with creativity, culture and talent. And it’s …

Nathan Beckord, Foundersuite

Funding Hacks: Building a Funnel, Running a Process — with Nathan Beckord

Mar 06, 2020

Founders Network is full of very knowledgeable founders with serious expertise.  We recently spoke with fnMember Nathan Beckord, CEO of Foundersuite.com and leader of the fundraising podcast, How I Raised It.  …

Kevin Ramani Networking for Startup Success

Networking for Startup Success with Kevin Ramani

Feb 12, 2020

Recently, Founders Network conducted a webinar about Networking for Startup Success with Kevin Ramani, an ex-NASA engineer who is now the founder and coach of Ramani Ventures. He helps CEOs …

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How Gender Diversity = Success and Profit ft Josh Krammes, John Lyotier & Jags Krishnamurthy

Jan 30, 2020

It might seem strange to read the title of this panel at first glance: all of the participants are male, but they’re talking about how gender diversity leads to success …

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Straight to Revenue: Why These Founders Skipped Fundraising

Jan 25, 2020

Is it possible to grow a company without external fundraising and go straight to revenue? Three Founders Network members, Alan Wilson, Janine Yancey, and Alex Andrei have done just that. …