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Peer Mentorship for Media Founders



Media Founders Initiative

From streaming tech to podcasting, the Media Founders Initiative brings together founders driving media innovation. We provide full-lifecycle support to emerging media startups, from marketing and monetization to distribution deals.
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Since 2014, U.S. companies have made $700B in media deals
- Deloitte

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  • Peer network of 600+ founders

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  • Global and local founders-only forums

  • Trusted Partner Directory

  • Exclusive Founders Network events

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Founders Network Global Stats

Connect with one of the world’s largest invitation-only founder communities

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

Meet experienced and knowledgeable startup leaders driving innovation in media

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Michelle Crames
Founder, Rush TV & Pogo
RUSH TV
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Todd Aaronson
Founder, Plink
Plink Entertainment, Inc.
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Shannon Atkinson
Founder, CHNL
CHNL

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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Media can be a tough nut to crack, but the consistent, high-level feedback from Founders Network helped to sharpen my startup’s business plan and helped me to see problems as simply obstacles to overcome.
David Cramer
Founder of Sentry
The perks alone make Founders Network worthwhile, but the personalized support and access to mentoring and useful introductions are what keep me coming back. Thank you, Founders Network!
Neha Sampat
Founder of Contentstack
Founders Network was exactly the sounding board I needed building my first startup, and why I eventually secured a lifetime membership, There’s simply no better community of passionate and dedicated founders.
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.

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Partners

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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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