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Peer Mentorship for Fintech & Crypto Founders



Fintech Founders Initiative

Whether you’re in crypto, microlending, payments or regtech, the Fintech Founders Initiative brings together founders fueling innovation in finance. We provide full-lifecycle support to fintech founders, from corporate partnerships to navigating regulations.
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The fintech market will hit $460B by 2025, growing 11% annually
- Adroit Market Research

Request Invite for Our Next Fintech Founders Cohort. Get Access to:
Black Founders
  • Personalized onboarding with Lead Mentor

  • Peer network of 600+ founders

  • Pitch practice with Tier 1 VCs

  • Global and local founders-only forums

  • Trusted Partner Directory

  • Exclusive Founders Network events

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Founders Network Global Stats

Connect with one of the world’s largest invitation-only founder communities

$1B+
Total capital raised
$1.1M
average funding
600+
Global FN Members
50%
Serial Founders
100+
Global Events
Fintech Founders Leadership Committee

Meet experienced and knowledgeable startup leaders solving some of the biggest challenges in fintech

Chaitanya Vaidya
Chaitanya Vaidya
Founder, DeepRisk.AI
DeepRisk.AI
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Sachin Latawa
Founder, Tirios®
Tirios
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Roger Yomba Ngue
Founder, Dhaxle Inc.®
Dhaxle Inc.
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Omer Menashe
Founder, Persona®
Persona

Leadership Positions Available

In Africa, there is a saying: 'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' The great thing about the Founder's Network is that it's not an either/or! We go together farther AND faster, and actually it's way more fun ;)
Alexandra Greenhill
Founder of Careteam
The fn community has been along for my journey through four startups including one dissolution, one major restructure, a successful exit and now a high-growth, funded SaaS company. Being a Founder is sometimes overwhelming and lonely. This community provides guidance and the lift you need when facing your most excruciating obstacles. More importantly, it's a community that genuinely celebrates your successes along the way!
Neha Sampat
Founder of Contentstack
Founding a business can be a lonely pursuit, but being surrounded by a like-minded community enriches the experience. Founders Network is a cadre who provides concrete perspective and insights. In my experience, it's just as enriching to me as a serial entrepreneur to see what and who is coming next, as it would have been to me years ago as a first-time founder to avoid (some!) rookie errors.
Lisa Shields
Founder of Fi Span

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The support of Founders Network has been a great experience for me. Thanks to Founders Network, I met founders and partners with specialized insight that helped us tremendously in our expansion.
David Cramer
Founder of Sentry
My Founders Network membership opened doors that I never would have had access to otherwise, and the peer mentoring was extremely helpful in growing our operations with compliance and evolving regulations in mind.
Neha Sampat
Founder of Contentstack
Founders Network has been beyond helpful, providing education, connections and resources in multiple channels so you can engage in a way that works for you. It’s truly enjoyable and enriching to build relationships with founders across the world.
Charity Majors
Founder of Honeycomb

Upcoming Events

During COVID, we’re making our virtual events available to healthtech founders everywhere. Register for a complimentary ticket to learn from fellow founders, investors and partners. Already used your free guest pass? Request an invite to see if you qualify for membership.

Past events

Partners

Equinix

Equity Refresh: A Powerful Tool for Startup Talent Retention

Attracting and retaining top talent is crucial for startup success. With a constant battle for skilled employees, founders need to get creative with their compensation packages. Stock options and equity …

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Bootstrapping vs. Fundraising: The Ultimate Guide to Financing Your Startup

The vast majority of startups rely on internal funding sources to get off the ground.  According to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s report, personal savings, loans, and revenue are the …

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Startup Compensation and Hiring Get a Reality Check in 2024

Remember the days of hyper-growth, seemingly endless funding rounds, and throwing fistfuls of equity at every talented recruit who walked through the door?  Those days are on hold.  According to …

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Startup Funding for Black Founders Plummets in 2023

The year 2023 witnessed a stark reversal of progress for Black entrepreneurs in the venture capital landscape. After a period of heightened awareness and pledges of increased support following the …

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Business Model Canvas for Tech Startups: From Idea to Scalable Success

As a tech startup founder, navigating the whirlwind of innovation, competition, and market shifts can be daunting. But what if there was a powerful tool to help you visualize, refine, …

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