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Domingo Guerra

President & Founder of Appthority
Acquired by Symantec

"Through FN partners, I’ve saved $24k on cloud hosting and connected with Tier-1 investors like Sequoia Capital. From a series of ideas to our Series B, Founders Network has helped every step of the way."
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Galen Buckwalter

Founding CSO of eHarmony
Charter Member

"You’ll learn more from the threads seen here everyday than you did in most courses you’ve ever waded through. So dive in, everyone is here because this is exactly what we want to be doing."
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Alexandra Greenhill

CEO Cofounder of myBestHelper
Raised Seed Funding via FN

"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 ;) "
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"I would say it’s a very reasonable cost to tap into a worldwide network of entrepreneurs who, as a group, have gone through just about everything you can imagine and have a world of experience they can offer to you."
- Will Bunker, founder of Match.com, Charter Member

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Rakesh Tondon

CEO Of LE TOTE
  • San Francisco
  • Bootstrap
  • Founderhood

As my startup has grown from Bootstrap to Series C, the problems haven’t gone away, they’ve just changed. This isn’t a community you outgrow, it’s a community that grows with you.

Christian Mejía Acosta

Founder Of Retrogusto Films
  • Vancouver
  • Bootstrap
  • Growth

Every time I get together with my fellow founders I get inspired, connected and impulsed to do a better job at my company.

Chaitanya Vaidya

Founder Of DeepRisk.AI
  • Dallas
  • Bootstrap
  • Fundraising

They say you are the average of the five people you spend time with the most. Success is all about connecting with the right people. FN is helping me gain valuable connections with smart, connected and experienced people in the valley. There is no better way to learn how to stand on your feet as an entrepreneur than having people who have "been there done that" mentoring you and rooting for your success.

Jo Lynn Clemens

Founder Of I've Been Vetted, XOXY App
  • Phoenix
  • Bootstrap
  • Growth

Here for the long term. FN is there for you at any stage of your startup journey.

Sandeep Jain

Founder Of ListenMD
  • Miami
  • Angel
  • Growth

Nice to see startups at all different levels cooperating - I wish I had joined earlier.

Galen Udell

Founder Of BARK 'n Yapp
  • Toronto
  • Angel
  • Founderhood

When we let down our guard in front of caring and supportive entrepreneurs, we open ourselves up to amazing possibilities.

Timothy Roberts

CEO Of TipTags
  • Los Angeles
  • Bootstrap
  • Founderhood

The discussions we have are why we do what we do, and how to make decisions that align with core values. And all the ups and downs of starting something new. It is energizing and inspiring, and practical and useful.

Melissa Strawn

CEO Of MyPeopleNow.com
  • Seattle
  • Series A+
  • Growth

The Founders Network event I attended helped me move my business meaningfully forward in a huge way - all in a matter of a few hours.

Blazej Marciniak

Product Director Of Wheel Systems Inc.
  • Krakow
  • Bootstrap
  • Introductions

Who is better to answer your startup question than other founder? That's what FN is about: helping others, learn from experience and mistakes to make better decisions.

Alex Kahel

Founder Of OrganicBoost Inc, BrainTea Inc
  • Seattle
  • Bootstrap
  • Fundraising

I remember thinking, there's got to be something out there that does this. I literally googled Founders Network, and found exactly what I was looking for. FN solves a big problem that entrepreneurs face, and as my startup grows, I'm sure it will solve even bigger problems.

Mischa Steiner

CEO Of Awesense, Inc
  • Vancouver
  • Series A
  • Community

I’ve really enjoyed becoming a member of Founders Network. Members are not only helpful, but eager to help their fellow founders. It’s not just a place where you can go and receive help and advice, but is an opportunity for seasoned founders to give back to fledging founders in a meaningful way that has real impact. It has been a true pleasure to be involved.

Andrew Maguire

Co-founder and CEO Of LookSharp
  • San Francisco
  • Series A
  • Growth

The conversations happening in the forum are as good or better than what a top accelerator would offer. It’s been a great complement to us post-500 Startups

Richard White

Founder Of UserVoice
  • San Francisco
  • Series A+
  • Founderhood

Talk to any seasoned entrepreneur and they’ll tell you: don’t go it alone; find folks you can confide in. FN is exactly that: an invaluable resource of peers walking the same path as you.

Maria Fernandez Guajardo

Founder Of Magnetic Will
  • Silicon Valley
  • Bootstrap
  • Community

The great thing about Founders Network is that I see what lies ahead on my startup journey. Getting to know each founder's story, getting to know them, becoming a friend ... that's the best part.

Joshua Krammes

VP of Community Engagement Of StackPath
  • San Francisco
  • Series A+
  • Founderhood

An organization that is built on integrity and authenticity has a much higher possibility of attracting the right kind of talent, the right kind of partners, and the right kind of participants. I’m so passionate about Founders Network’s mission and what they accomplish every day for that startup community

Sonal Puri

CEO of Webscale
  • San Francisco
  • Series A+
  • Growth

Entrepreneurship is a very personal journey and every traveler has their own reason for being. Building a supportive network is critical and asking for help is something we should all learn very early. Founders network allows entrepreneurs the freedom to contribute and receive support in a very simple way.

Michael Meinhardt

Founder Of Cloudwords
  • San Francisco
  • Series A+
  • Fundraising

By receiving 1-1 contact via the forum with fellow founders and investors, Founders Network led to my startup successfully raising and negotiating funding.

Becky Splitt

CSO Of StudyBlue
  • Chicago
  • Series A
  • Introductions

FN manages my network for me by connecting me with other founders in my specific industry sector. I've been able to explore business development opportunities, partnerships, etc.

Vishal Gurbuxani

Founder Of Captiv8
  • Silicon Valley
  • Bootstrap
  • Community

The collective expertise of other FN members is a huge value-add for me. Having access to their knowledge on the forum has been incredibly useful. There are some things that I just don't know. And this community is eager to answer my questions, no judgement.

Matt Monday

Chief Product Officer OfSTRV
  • Los Angeles
  • Bootstrap
  • Founderhood

The forum allows for instant access to a huge group of high caliber founders. What's interesting about Founders Network is that it's perfect for a person starting their first company, but also their second, third, and so on.

Linden Tibbets

Founder Of IFTTT
  • San Francisco
  • Bootstrap
  • Fundraising

I'm a very technical person. Not big on the business side of things. Thanks to Founders Network, I've received valuable, actionable business advice from both founders and investors alike.

Chad Arimura

Co-founder Of Iron.io
  • San Francisco
  • Series-A
  • Introductions

The 1-1 introductions on the platform are where I find the value. Tailored for my exact needs, the technology is personalized, and the FN team is always just an email or phone call away to help me manage my network.

Inge Geerdens

Founder Of CVWarehouse
  • Antwerp
  • Angel
  • Founderhood

There are some things you can only talk about with other founders. In Founders Network, you can speak openly and get honest, straightforward feedback.

Jeremy Almond

CEO Of PayStand
  • Silicon Valley
  • Angel
  • Recruiting

The face-to-face interactions with founders, the global connections I make on the forum, and the expertise others provide. The list goes on, but the basis is this; Founders Network brings in awesome people who add value.

Lee Loughnane

Founder & CEO Of SocialSource
  • San Francisco
  • Angel
  • Community

You're really creating community and for me it’s an oasis in the dreary desert of founder futility... I always get so much out of being around (fellow members)

Ryan Bennett

Founder Of IdleSmart
  • Chicago
  • Bootstrap
  • Fundraising

One email resulted in a full calendar of business meetings on my recent trip to NYC.

Hugo Bernardo

Founder Of Easy Vino
  • San Francisco
  • Bootstrap
  • Growth

As a serial entrepreneur, Founders Network has helped me turn my next idea into a startup. The expertise of the founders in the forum gave me the validation I needed to move forward on my plans, and I couldn't be more grateful.

Arthur Li

Founder / CEO Of DemandLayer, Inc.
  • Hong Kong
  • Bootstrap
  • Founderhood

The struggles of entrepreneurship can take a toll and leave you feeling fatigued. Founders Network brings a little bit of joy to my day. I feel connected and aware that I’m not the only person fighting through these obstacles.

Todd Aaronson

President Of Plink
  • San Francisco
  • Angel
  • Growth

The knowledge that is shared is incredible - my membership has honestly provided Plink with tens of thousands in benefit over the last three months.

Lisa Besserman

Founder Of Startup Buenos Aires
  • Austin
  • Bootstrap
  • Growth

The Founders Network has been an invaluable resource to my growth as a founder. Connecting with, and learning from likeminded individuals has been monumental in my journey as a first time entrepreneur.

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