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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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Jarie Bolander

Founder Of Lab Sensor Solutions
  • San Francisco
  • Bootstrap
  • Founderhood

There's a lot of great stuff going on even now in San Francisco. I've found Founders Network has been a great resource for me and for all of the founders I know during these tough times.

 

Sameer Gupta

Founder Of KonekTV
  • Virtual
  • Series A
  • Introductions

We can ask any question at any time to our fellow founders in the Founders Network and they will make those network connections without using our social capital.

 

Alexandra Greenhill

Founder Of Careteam Technologies
  • Vancouver
  • Bootstrap
  • Fundraising

I've used the platform to discover advice, connections, resources, discounts, on important services, connections to investors, and practice on how to pitch. The kind of conversations you can't get anywhere else on youtube or google searches.

 

Peter Imberg

Founder Of Elfster
  • San Francisco
  • Series A
  • Fundraising

The Founders Network deals have been an incredible benefit for my company. It's almost like having a mini angel investor for us.

 

John Chan

Founder Of 2x Growth Agency
  • Vancouver
  • Bootstrap
  • Introductions

It's a valuable experience to hear how the stories unfold behind the scenes. Great connections, great people, and great stories.

 

Nitin Pachisia

Founder Of Unshackled Ventures
  • Silicon Valley
  • Bootstrap
  • Founderhood

What I love about Founders Network is the community of founders helping founders. It ranges fin a number of topics such as getting quick tests on ideas you are thinking about or solving problems that you're dealing with.

 

Ellie Rubin

Founder Of Ellie Conversations
  • Vancouver
  • Bootstrap
  • Community

Pre-COVID19 we had one of the most amazing events the chapter has ever had. It was exactly reflecting humility, authenticity, networking, connecting, and we have continued to do so online.

 

Jason Jacobsohn

Managing Director The Founder Institute
  • Chicago
  • Bootstrap
  • Community

I see Founders Network as one of those necessary resources in the Chicagoland area.

 

Khiry Kemp

Founder Of Oppti
  • Los Angeles
  • Bootstrap
  • Community

The Black Founders initiative allows me to shape this program where we can inspire, engage, and support Black Founders.

 

James Wagoner

Founder Of Joule
  • Seattle
  • Bootstrap
  • Community

We have a very robust community within Seattle with a lot of partners that are supporting the Founders Network channel.

 

Jason Collier

Founder Of Scale Computing
  • Austin
  • Series-A
  • Community

Austin is poised to have a unique position in technology leadership. I am looking forward to a very vibrant community.

 

Dan Theirl

Founder Of Avana Eyewear
  • Boston
  • Bootstrap
  • Fundraising

I found the most value especially when you're fundraising is to get outside Boston for seed funding mainly because there is a lot more money in the valley and the West Coast.

 

Max Linares

Founder Of Cobalt
  • Mexico City
  • Bootstrap
  • Fundraising

We just saw the first Mexican unicorn come to life this same week which is a fantastic idea. Being part of the Founders Network makes a lot of sense. We see that the Mexico City chapter is growing substantially.

 

Terence Finn

Founder Of Empathy Health
  • New York
  • Bootstrap
  • Growth

It allowed me to meet people who had done this before that had the experience. I was able to explain an issue very briefly and they were able to give me a very detailed response on how they addressed it.

 

Natalie Torin

Founder Of Bevvie
  • London
  • Bootstrap
  • Growth

Regardless of where people are from, they share very similar visions in terms of marketing their product and appealing to new audiences. Everyone has a very valuable and different opinion on how to help each other succeed.

 

Doug Lessing

Founder Of Phin
  • New York
  • Angel
  • Community

We know each other's business and we know each other's struggles. Having a personal relationship with other founders that is completely confidential and completely authentic gives you a lot of great advice.

 

Matias Troccoli

Founder Of Gybe
  • Seattle
  • Angel
  • Fundraising

In a more measurable front I've gained advice, resources, and even potential partners from the network.

 

Joanna Medin

Founder Of
OnTheMuv
  • Silicon Valley
  • Series-A
  • Founderhood

One of the things I really appreciate about Founders Network are the women focus groups where we can share strategies to combat those issues and other issues that we face as women on an ongoing basis.

 

Jeremiah Adler

Founder Of Up(st)ART Creative
  • Los Angeles
  • Bootstrap
  • Community

I've met investors, I've met collaborators, I've met customers, but most importantly I've met a support group when times are good and when times are bad.

 

Chaitanya Vaidya

Founder Of DeepRisk.AI
  • Dallas
  • Bootstrap
  • Community

The number one advantage is the law of compound interest. The longer you stay in a very high-quality network the strong and more authentic relationships you build.

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.

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.

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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