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 $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.
Daniel Hoffer Fundraising Prep

Fundraising Prep for Tech Startup Founders

Jan 19, 2018

About Daniel Hoffer Daniel Hoffer, member of our June ’13 Cohort, is the former founder of Couchsurfing ($25M Raised, 15M Customers Globally), investor, advisor, and strategic general management professional with …

Alexandra Greenhill MD Self-Care for Startup Founders

Self-Care for Tech Startup Founders

Jan 19, 2018

About Dr. Alexandra Greenhill Alexandra Greenhill, M.D., member of our March ’15 Cohort and founder of careteam.tech, is an award winning physician, health leader, tech CEO and one of WXN’s …

Luke Ahn User Acquisition

User Acquisition is Like a Campfire

Jan 19, 2018

About Luke Ahn Luke Ahn, member of our January ’17 Cohort and founder of Fronto (http://www.fronto.co/), has raised $40M and scaled Fronto to 80 employees and 18M downloads in 20+ …

Zach Coelius on Finding Mentorship

The Importance of Peer Mentorship for Tech Founders

Jan 19, 2018

About Zach Coelius Zach Coelius, member of our fnInvestor Program, is a successful four time entrepreneur and now an independent angel investor in early stage technology companies including Branch Metrics, …

Mark Breier Being Fundable

How Tech Founders Can Become Fundable

Jan 16, 2018

About Mark Breier Mark Breier, member of our fnInvestor Program, was VP Marketing at Amazon.com, CEO of Beyond.com, VP Marketing at Cinnabon and Dreyers and is now a VC at …

Scaling Culture John Lyotier

Scaling Culture in Tech Startups

Jan 16, 2018

About John Lyotier John Lyotier, member of our September ’16 Cohort, created LEFT as a home for innovative ideas such as YO!, WAVE, Left Travel and Villa (Acquired for $3M). …

Tim Manson Property Connect IPO Lessons Learned

Tech Startup IPO Lessons from Tim Manson

Jan 12, 2018

 About Tim Manson Tim Manson, member of our August ’13 Cohort, has 15 years of real estate development, design, construction, property management and finance experience. He had a successful …

Domingo Guerra Scaling Sales Startups

Scaling Sales for Startups

Jan 12, 2018

About Domingo Guerra Domingo Guerra, member of our April ’11 Cohort, has raised $25M+ through Series B funding rounds and grown a Fortune 1000 customer base. He is a former …

Jarie Bolander

Preventing Burnout for Founders

Jan 12, 2018

About Jarie Bolander Jarie Bolander, member of our May ’17 Cohort, is an engineer by training, entrepreneur by nature w/ 20 yrs and 6 startups— one of which was sold …

Kevin Holmes, Founder of Founders Network on Peer Mentorship

Why Founders Should Find Peer Mentors

Jan 12, 2018

 About Kevin Holmes Kevin Holmes started Founders Network in April 2011 to ensure lifelong success for founders through peer mentorship. Prior, he relaunched the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship …

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Founders Network 2017 Year In Review

Jan 05, 2018

In 2017 Founders Network added over 150 members with over $1 billion in financing raised and from eight different global cities. We would like to give special recognition to the …

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The Importance of Customer Feedback in Tech Startups

Nov 21, 2017

“Make sure you’re capturing customer feedback from the front lines so you can be credible with your organization and make the smartest decision possible about where to go.” – Richard White, …

FN Members Mark Oden & Andy Steuer Launch Taskware!

Sep 21, 2017

Huge congrats to FN’ers Mark Oden and Andy Steuer who announced the launch of Taskware this week.  The official launch announcement reposted below; please share it to help them get …

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Key Considerations for Scaling Up Your Startup from Expert Founders

Sep 20, 2017

Achieving scale is the holy grail for any tech startup founder, but transitioning from barely scraping by to scaling up effectively can be difficult and unpredictable. So, we rounded up …

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Winning Those First Big Enterprise Clients | Scott Coleman, Ignition Ventures

Jun 27, 2017

Scott Coleman has 20 years of working at the intersection of tech and finance under his belt— and his mission is to share that knowledge with his portfolio companies. Coleman …