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.

The fintech market will hit $460B by 2025, growing 11% annually
- Adroit Market 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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Fintech Founders Leadership Committee

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

Chaitanya Vaidya
Founder, DeepRisk.AI
Candice Smith
Founder, Caregiven
Moshe B Teitelbaum
Founder, SHTAR®
Sachin Latawa
Founder, Tirios®
Fong Wang
Founder, Owl Investor®
Owl Investor

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



A Guide to Seed Fundraising

Coming up with a great idea for your startup is one thing, but it’s often what comes next that can make all the difference. Without a sustainable source of funding …

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Investor Syndicates: How Do They Work?

How to raise money is a crucial question for startup founders. Due to the newness and riskiness of many startup ventures, most founders can’t access capital through traditional means such …

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How to Use AngelList to Fund Your Startup

When it comes to raising funds for your startup, connecting with venture capitalists and angel investors is a top priority. In recent years, startup founders are increasingly turning to platforms …

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How to Build a Startup in the Real World with Tim Sylvester

According to a report released last year, San Francisco and New York are ranked as the top two startup ecosystems in the world, respectively. The cities were ranked according to …

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Advisor Startup Equity: What You Need to Know

Many founders in the growth stage focus on hiring for internal startup roles: technology, marketing, product management, business development, etc. However, it’s just as important to find a knowledgeable and …

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