Peer Mentorship for Marketplace Founders

Marketplace Founders Initiative

Whether you’re selling consumer products or B2B services, the Marketplace Founders Initiative brings together founders driving microentrepreneurship and the new economy. We provide full-lifecycle support to emerging marketplace startups, from user acquisition to fundraising.

Consumers ppent $2T on online marketplaces in 2019
- Digital Commerce 360

Request Invite for Our Next Marketplace 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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Marketplace Founders Leadership Committee

Meet experienced and knowledgeable startup leaders driving marketplace innovation

Rakesh Routhu
Co-Founder & COO at Aerologix
Montana Butsch
Montana Butsch
Founder, Spotivity

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Founders Network has been a tremendous resource. We benefited from deals, pitch help and other content, personalized mentoring, and introductions to potential investors. Great investment!
David Cramer
Founder of Sentry
Founders Network provides flexible benefits that were a perfect for me as an early-stage founder. I highly recommend this community to any entrepreneur looking for long-term support, concrete help and a place to feel at home.
Neha Sampat
Founder of Contentstack
Great opportunity to focus, hone in on your business plan and go-to-market strategy, and to meet, collaborate and network with folks also in the midst of launching a startup. I’m very grateful to this community.
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



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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Ultimate Guide to Startup Idea Validation: Test, Learn, and Launch with Confidence

Every startup begins with a spark – a brilliant idea that promises to revolutionize the market. But before diving headfirst into development, a crucial step awaits: validation. Startup idea validation …

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VCs vs. Angel Investors: Which is Right for You

Securing funding is a critical step for any aspiring entrepreneur. However, navigating the diverse landscape of investors and understanding their unique characteristics can feel overwhelming. Two prominent options, angel investors …

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Growth Hacking Your Way to Success: Top Strategies for Startups in 2024

As we venture into 2024, traditional marketing strategies may feel out of reach for startups with limited resources. This is where the concept of growth hacking, a creative and cost-effective …

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Unveiling Your Target Audience: A Guide to Market Research for Startups

Every entrepreneur dreams of a product that resonates with customers, but how do you know if yours will? The answer lies in market research, the key to unlocking valuable insights …

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