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CodigoDelSur is a designer and developer of digital products. Having worked with Founder Institute startups in the past, they come as a highly recommended Founder Institute referral. They are composed of highly skilled software, web, and mobile app developers, who are excited to incorporate the latest technologies into the applications they develop.

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Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, raise funding, and more. Check out some highlights from our portfolio across six continents and 135 cities below.

Graduate Stories

Do Tuan Anh, Founder of Appota. Read Do's story. Jilliene Helman, Founder of Realty Mogul. Read Jilliene's story. Branden Spikes, Founder of Spikes. Read Branden's story.
Lucy Beard, Founder of Feetz. Read Lucy's story. Daan Weddepohl, Founder of Peerby. Read Daan's story. Danny Adams, Founder of GoFar. Read Danny's story.

Featured Graduate Companies

Top mobile content distribution platform in Southeast Asia. Series B funding. Hanoi FI Graduate. Real-time market for high-demand real estate properties in Latin America. Santiago FI Graduate. Storage as a Service platform. Acquired for 7 figures within 11 months of launch. Singapore FI Graduate.
Leading peer-to-peer car rental service across Singapore and China. $120M+ funding. Singapore FI Graduate. Online inventory management for customers and merchants. $3M+ funding. Berlin FI Graduate. Next-generation learning for the enterprise. $1.5M+ funding, TechStars alum. New York FI Graduate.
Peer-to-peer lending app for neighbors. $2.5M+ funding, TechStars alum. Amsterdam FI Graduate. Top pet recovery service in the United States and Britain. $3M+ funding. Seattle FI Graduate. Crowdfunding for real estate. Processed $100mm in property year one. $45M+ funding. Los Angeles FI Graduate.
Big Data for Path-to-Purchase Advertising for Retailers & Brands. $13M+ funding. Silicon Valley FI Graduate. Social analytics for content providers. $3M+ funding. New York City FI Graduate. Browser security platform. Founded by former CIO of Paypal, SpaceX. $12M+ funding. Silicon Valley FI Graduate.
The world's largest online destination for online courses. 2M+ students, $113M+ funding. Silicon Valley FI Graduate. Secure payment platform for digital checks. $2M+ funding. New York City FI Graduate. Personalized mobile exercise & fitness apps. $1M+ funding, 1.5MM+ MAUs. Washington DC FI Graduate.
Software+hardware for managing home energy consumption. Seed funding from Keiretsu Forum. Bangalore FI Graduate. App-connected fertility thermometers. $5M+ funding. New York City FI Graduate. Construction equipment rental services. $10M+ funding. Silicon Valley FI Graduate.
Premium service for gifting experiences. $2M+ funding. Jakarta FI Graduate. Europe's fastest growing service to rent your car. $1M+ funding. Paris FI Graduate. Custom footwear via apps and 3D printing. $1M+ funding. San Diego FI Graduate.

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Featured Investors in Graduates

A venture and growth equity firm that funds companies from inception through the growth stage. A Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm with $4.2 billion under management. A seed-stage firm focused on building a vibrant community of technology companies.
A VC firm based in San Francisco that helps founders build lasting technology companies. Sequoia invests in seed stage, early stage, and growth stage emerging technology companies. Techstars is a mentorship-driven accelerator with over 13 programs worldwide.

Graduate Testimonials

"The program was like drinking from a fire hose. The experience was invaluable and connected me to a network of brilliant advisers and mentors that taught me what I needed to know."

"It's like getting an industry-specific MBA custom tailored to your business in 4 months. They don't bother with theory, only the real substance behind actual steps to success."

"The real question is: can the Founder Institute be game-changing for your business? The answer is yes."

- Adriana Herrera, Co-Founder & CEO of GrandIntent & FI Graduate

- Branden Spikes, Founder of Spikes, Former SpaceX CIO, FI Graduate

- Gagan Biyani, Co-founder of Udemy, Founder of Sprig, and FI Graduate

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