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Peer Mentorship for MarTech & AdTech Founders



MarTech & AdTech Founders Initiative

The Founders Network MarTech & AdTech Initiative brings together founders in marketing and advertising technology, whether you’re building a data management platform, social targeting tools, or intelligence and analytics software. We provide full-lifecycle support to founders in MarTech & AdTech, from selling to brands and agencies to navigating your exit.
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The global market market for marketing tech was $44B in 2019
- Grand View Research

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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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Founders Network Global Stats

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

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

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Preet Raj
Founder, Bakstage
Bakstage
Meetul Shah
Meetul Shah
Founder, DemandMatrix ($500M Exit)
DemandMatrix
Alvin Hung
Alvin Hung
Founder, Vyond
Vyond
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Frits Habermann
Partner, FounderPartners
Founder Partners
Joe Deobald
Joe Deobald
Founder, Full Frame Marketing Inc., Growing U Innovations Inc., Farm & Florist
Full Frame Marketing Inc.

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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As a first-time founder, Founders Network was instrumental in helping to land my first set of customers. The relationships I’ve built have been extremely valuable not just in building my business, but for support and encouragement along the way.
David Cramer
Founder of Sentry
Founders Network helped me navigate my startup through a critical fundraising period, thanks to the honesty advice and support of the adtech cohort. The events are excellent: You gain genuine insider knowledge, and there’s a real sense of community among founders who want to help each other succeed.
Neha Sampat
Founder of Contentstack
Founding a company can be overwhelming at times, and it’s easy to get lost in a flood of information and resources targeted at founders. The Founders Network community helps to keep things in perspective, and to stay focused on what really matters for your startup.
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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