Kevin Holmes Kevin started Founders Network to help tech founders achieve success through peer mentorship. Prior to Founders Network, Kevin advised hundreds of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs from idea stage through funding. Kevin was named "40 Under 40 in Silicon Valley" by the Silicon Valley Business Journal for his work with startups and promoting entrepreneurship. He has served on the adjunct faculty at both Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business and the University of San Francisco School of Business. Kevin holds a bachelor's degree and a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University.
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FN’s Startup Coronavirus Response

Mar 27, 2020

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UPDATE (May 11th, 2020):  Members from FN‘s Membership Committee share thoughts and inspirational messages about how founders can navigate through COVID and recession:   ORIGINAL POST (March 27, 2020): As …

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Registration for 2016 Founders Network Summit Now Open

Jan 29, 2016

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  > Early bird registration for the 2016 fnSummit is now open! > Dates for this year’s Napa Valley Retreat: October 19th – 21st > 2016 Program Features An Extra …

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Let’s Work to Fix the Startup Visa Problem

Jan 28, 2016

Startup Roles

The problem should be simple to solve. The U.S. doesn’t have enough workers skilled in math and science. The obvious answer is to hire the talent from abroad. But this …


January News: Wonolo Raises $5.7M, Pley Acquires SparkBox & LoungeBuddy Partners with TripIt

Jan 27, 2016

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Another big month for our 600+ tech founders here at Founders Network.  Headlining this month’s newsmakers was AJ Brustein (July ’14 Cohort) who announced a $5.7M funding.  Wonolo’s investors include …

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10 Fundraising Tips With Howard Hartenbaum

Nov 24, 2015

Startup Investing and Funding

Founders Network had the pleasure of hosting 1-1 Investor Office Hours with Forbes Midas List of Top Venture Capitalists, Howard Hartenbaum of August Capital. As an [fn]Investor, Howard has been a regular …


Announcing the [fn] Investor Program

Mar 31, 2015

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At Founders Network, we’ve seen a tremendous amount of growth in our community that now numbers over 500+ full-time tech founders. Our core values focus on a spirit of peer …


In The News: ReTargeter, Fleksy, Seed & Spark, and more

Mar 31, 2015

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  Once a month, we like to highlight our Founders Network members making tech startup news headlines. It’s been a very busy March, with highlights from the 2015 Launch Festival, a number …

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Now Hiring: Alchohoot, Bento, Fuse5, Kerio, and Ludei!

Mar 27, 2015

Startup Roles

Are you looking for a new opportunity at a high-energy, high-growth startup? Founders Network startups are hiring! Alchohoot,  a 2014 Red Dot Design Award-winning tool to help you track your body’s reaction …


Join us for a Gourmet Ballpark-Themed Dinner by AT&T Park, April 28!

Mar 25, 2015

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This is a Premium Event for invited Funded Founders in the Enterprise & Cloud Sector Groups. Join us for our Funded Founders Tailgate Dinner! Just in time for the start …


Introducing the March ’15 Cohort of Tech Startup Founders

Mar 23, 2015

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A big welcome to our March ’15 cohort of tech startup founders! One of the strengths of Founders Network is the distinctive breadth and depth of experience that our members bring …


Mentor: Jim Scheinman, Founder of Maven Ventures

Feb 26, 2015

Tech Startup Advice

Jim Scheinman The art of building billion dollar startups — sharing insights from his own experience with Bebo ($850M sale to AOL), Tango ($1B+ valuation) and NBCi ($6B IPO), Jim highlights some key …


Le Tote highlights banner month for members

Feb 26, 2015

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Check out Founders Network members making tech startup news headlines in this month’s member news roundup.   Rakesh Tondon’s Le Tote secured new Series A funding round worth $8.8 million led by Azure Capital Partners …


Now Hiring: Hiplead, PayStand, ShipHawk!

Feb 25, 2015

Startup Roles

Seeking employment at a high-growth startup? Founders Network startups are hiring! Hiplead, changing the way tech companies market and sell their products to other companies, is hiring a Marketing Analyst …


Introducing the February ’15 Cohort of Tech Startup Founders

Feb 20, 2015

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We are proud to introduce our February ’15 cohort of tech startup founders! Our newest members join Founders Network with backgrounds in a diverse number of fields — from food, to …


2014 Recap: The Year of Engagement

Dec 31, 2014

Startup Mentorship Programs

The founding insight of Founders Network was that strong social groups have driven the major technology adoption curves of our industry (tweet).  From The Traitorous 8 of the Semiconductor Era to the HomeBrew Computer …