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:
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  • 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



Entrepreneurial Operating System for Startups: Boost Growth and Efficiency

As a tech startup founder, you’re constantly juggling multiple responsibilities, from product development to team management and fundraising. In this fast-paced environment, founders often lose focus and get overwhelmed. That’s …

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VC Investment Landscape 2024: What Founders Must Know to Secure Funding

As a startup founder navigating the complex VC investment landscape in 2024, understanding current trends is crucial for your success.  At the start of the third quarter of 2024, the …

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$4.2 Billion Invested: Robotics Startups See Funding Surge

2024 is proving to be a banner year for robotics startup funding. From workplace robots to surgical technologies and even humanoids, developers are securing significant capital to bring their visions …

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The Missing Piece: How to Find the Perfect Technical Co-founder for Your Startup

According to studies, startups with well-rounded teams, often including a technical co-founder, tend to be more attractive to investors.  Why? Because a technical co-founder brings not just the coding skills …

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Funding Your Startup in 2024: A Guide to US Programs

Securing funding is a critical step in launching your startup and turning your innovative idea into a thriving business. This guide will equip you with the knowledge to explore the …

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