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London Startup Mentor Programs

London has grown into a tech powerhouse and is the highest performing startup scene in Europe according to the Startup Genome Report (2018). The city only competes with New York City for being the Fintech capital of the world as it attracted $1.3 billion in VC funding in 2017. The Old Street Roundabout, AKA the Silicon Roundabout, is host to an estimated 50,000 digital tech employees, 30 accelerators, and over 2000 startups

Founders Network’s mission is to connect London Founders and startups with a global support network. The fact is that on average, Silicon Valley startups raise 2-3 times more money in the first stages of development compared to London. Based in Silicon Valley, Founders Network provides London’s Founders the opportunity to access resources from the tech capital.

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Mentorship from select London founders

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Gain Access To:

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  • Peer mentorship program with fellow tech founders

  • Global, stage and local founder forums

  • Pitch practice with tier 1 vc’s

  • Proactive support and introductions from staff

  • Biannual global conferences

  • Accelerator grade discounts

  • Exclusive local Founders Network events

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Why Join Founders Network London?

Listen to Natalie Torin's Experience as Membership Chair:

Founders Network Global Stats

Connecting London Founders with each other and the Founders Network community.

$1B+
Collective Capital Raised
$1.1M
Avg Funding
600+
Global FN Network
55%
Serial Entrepreneurs
100+
FN Global Events

FN functions provide a unique setting that allows one to really get to know a featured guest and fellow attendees. Over the course of one intimate breakfast, I was able to meet quality people, collect helpful insights, and walk out with 4 valuable connections!

Vincent Jong
Founder of Thrive for Email

This is no ordinary community, it is so much more, and the engagement of all its members is fantastic!

Younes Bennani
Founder of Jinitto LTD

The Founders Network platform is awesome. The archives are a wealth of information. Any question I have about my startup, all I have to do is search the archives, and the answer is there.

Michael Small
Local Leadership Team

Each Founders Network Chapter has an appointed Chapter Leadership Team. Made up of founders who have chosen to volunteer their time, they are on deck to give advice, facilitate events, and lead the growth of the Chapter.

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Ataer Argüder

Chapter Director

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Natalie Torin

Membership Chair

Bevvie
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Costa Koizi

Growth Chair

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Joseph Altendorff

Chapter Partner

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Leadership Positions Available

Join 600+ Founders Who Love FN

  • Natalie Torin - London Chapter

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

Events

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Local Events
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Types of Events
  • Peer Advisory Roundtables

  • Thought Leadership Keynotes

  • Happy Hours

  • Virtual Pitch Practice Ft. Tier 1 VC’s

  • Virtual Office Hours Ft. Tier 1 VC’s

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Global Conferences

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past events

Partners

How to Get a Venture Capitalist’s Attention with Outward VC’s Sanchit Dhote

When it comes to raising venture capital, cutting through the noise is half the battle for early-stage founders. Sanchit Dhote of Outward VC pulls back the curtain on how investors …

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Term Sheets 101 for Early-Stage Founders

Don’t let term sheets trip you up. Dentons associate Joe Collingwood and Aura founder Ataer Arguder explain term sheet basics for the early stage founder, and break down how to …

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Reopening for Business Post-COVID

A Founders Network panel shares practical tips on reopening your workplace after COVID-19 lockdown, managing and securing the right talent, and preparing your startup for a post-pandemic revival. Pandemics may …

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Five Entrepreneurship Lessons From Siri Founder Adam Cheyer

Adam Cheyer breaks down his step-by-step formula for sizing up a startup idea and making it a success. There may be no magic formula for launching the next Google, Facebook …

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Announcing our New London Leadership Team

In our ever-increasing desire to collaborate with and unite global leaders in paving the way for startup success, Founders Network is proud to introduce our new London Leadership Team. We believe …

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Process to Product: Using Tech to Full Advantage with Dave Renz

Dave Renz began his career working for a large company, but found his true passion to be startups. However, that time at an enterprise level company proved to be invaluable …

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The Product/Market Fit Reality Check with John Corcoran

Founder and product designer John Corcoran has spent 14 years working in user research and various lead designer roles—with the all encompassing goal of mastering product in order to scale …

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Pitching Your Enterprise Software Startup with Lightspeed’s Nnamdi Iregbulem

A self-taught programmer turned venture capitalist, Nnamdi Iregbulem, who specializes in enterprise software, loves to dive into the guts of what makes a product work. Parsing out the technical details …

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Is Your Startup Venture-Scale?

According to B2B investor Arjun Chopra, not every startup is venture-scale. He explains what makes a venture-scale startup and why a solid founder-market fit is so important. “We’re in the …

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Failing for Success with fn Lifetime Member and Tripwire Interactive Co-Founder Alan Wilson

Failure is the part we hate talking about — but it’s a critical component of success. When Alan Wilson, co-founder of gaming company, Tripwire Interactive, was unable to get venture …

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