fnMentoring functions accelerate your startup and expand your high-tech network through mentoring sessions with founders and featured guest experts. Functions are free to members but require your RSVP. If you are not a member you can apply here. Next week’s featured guest will be:
Name: Mar Hershenson
Background: Mar Hershenson conducts due diligence for seed stage deals and sources and incubates start-up businesses. She also advises and mentors entrepreneurs on strategy, financial modeling, competitive analysis and product definition. Mar brings operational and technical expertise to the investment team. She has over 13 years of founder experience, having co-founded three start-ups in the mobile, e-commerce, enterprise software and semiconductor industries. She holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University with a combined hardware/software focus.
Company: Pejman Mar Ventures is an early-stage fund that invests in exceptional founders building amazing companies. They consider themselves “angels with a large fund” and have found a new way to be seed investors. The founding partners take no salary, and all of their resources (personnel, network, space) are devoted to helping their companies achieve their goals. Their mission is to help our founders build companies. Previous investments include Dropbox, Zoosk, Addepar, and ZenPayroll.
fnMentoring is on Wednesday May 7th beginning at 10:30 am PT. RSVP here to participate in this event.
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.