Graduates

HOTB Software Solutions
HOTB is a highly experienced software development company that provides in-kind angel capital to startup entrepreneurs with a viable technology based business. HOTB helps startups bridge the gap between their friends and family round and their venture capital round by subsidizing expensive technology needs. HOTB specializes in building custom software platforms to provide certainty of execution, experience, credibility, security and compliance. Additionally, HOTB Ventures has been formed for instances of passive investment when software development is not needed.

Manatt
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is known for quality, for extraordinary commitment to clients, for integrated, relationship-based services, and for a range of capabilities typically found only in boutique firms. We are progressive and entrepreneurial compared to other major firms, and we are deeply committed to diversity, to public service, to involvement in the communities we serve and to excellence in all we do.

TriNet
Tech companies partner with TriNet Passport to compete for top talent by using our bundled HR products that cover the core services of payroll, fortune 100 benefits, risk and compliance, a scalable HR team all on a cloud platform. TriNet reduces the time businesses spend managing HR and administrative issues while providing enterprise-grade cloud capabilities. This enables entrepreneurs and management to focus on what’s important from raising funds to driving revenue. Join hundreds of executives in high tech who have experienced the TriNet Passport difference, working for companies in hardware, software, SaaS and telecommunications. Contact choy.chew@trinet.com for more information.

Eureka
The Eureka Building is a 3-acre technology campus in Irvine, California designed to help accelerate innovation. Founded in 2014 by Peter Polydor, our goal is to support local entrepreneurship by giving innovative companies and entrepreneurs in Orange County a home that is centrally located and easy to access. Through partnerships we are more than just a home, but are a support network hosting startup events while fostering mentorship relationships with our partners all within one of the most creative spaces in the region.

CrashLabs
CRASHLABS IS A VIBRANT COWORKING AND EVENTS COMMUNITY THAT ENHANCES WORK/LIFE BALANCE FOR THE NEW ECONOMY OF UNTETHERED WORKERS. CRASHLABS OFFERS CREATIVE AND FLEXIBLE SPACES SUCH AS OPEN DESKS, DEDICATED DESKS, PRIVATE OFFICES, AND EVENTS SPACE THAT SERVE EVERYONE FROM THE INDIVIDUAL TO CORPORATIONS.

Real Office Centers
At ROC you’ll find a cohesive and progressive working environment with professional support for entrepreneurs, innovators, and today’s leaders. Beyond merely providing the physical workspace, we contribute to your capital growth by facilitating innovation, inspiration, and collaboration. With professional support services, educational events, and a stimulating environment, ROC is where you and your company will grow. Our open-source work environment and friendly staff complete with private receptionists keep business running smoothly. ROC handles day-to-day operations and facility management so your company can focus on what it does best.

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15,000+
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Founder Institute Graduates have gone on to create some of the world's fastest growing technology companies.

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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