Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm's broad range of services and practice areas are focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients.

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.

Silicon Valley Summer 2016 with Adeo Ressi

Global Partners

Founder Institute partners below are global supporters of the our mission to help create 1 million jobs worldwide through entrepreneurship.

Over 250+ partner offerings give FI Founders over $2,000,000 USD to help you launch your business. Apply to become a Founder Institute Founder here

If you are interested in becoming a Founder Institute partner to help us in our mission, please email

Platinum Partners

SAP startup.focus. is the program that helps startups with a big-data, predictive or real-time analytics solution to enter a program that will allow you to sell to SAP Customers and recieve partner benefits without any associated costs.

Ask Your Target Market is the industry’s easiest and most powerful platform for conducting market research. Access 25+ million consumers to speak to your target market. Use customizable survey templates to test brand names, develop feature sets, and estimate your total addressable market. Watch results stream in in real time and analyze data by different market segments. Enjoy stress-free exports into PowerPoint and embeddable charts that are perfect for investor presentations.

Gold Partners

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.

ConceptDrop - is a marketplace that matches design projects with an exclusive community of high-quality designers. Get your project quoted in under 24 hours!

Wrike - is a Work Management software that helps growing businesses meet their goals. By combining tools for managing projects with easy task management and team collaboration features, we helps founders track work and deliver results on schedule. With apps for both iOS and Android, Wrike helps you stay connected with your team from anywhere without the need for long email threads and lost information. You can also run reports to share progress with mentors or investors.

Silver Partner

Cloud Elements - is a cloud API integration service that uses a “one-to-many” approach to connect your application with entire categories of services, each through a single API. We enable SaaS application developers to rapidly deliver “Cooperative Apps”; apps that connect seamlessly with other leading cloud services. Cloud Elements is headquartered in Denver,CO, but serves customers worldwide. More information can be found at



Premier Partner Resources

Below are the Founder Institute's most valued resources for Founders to launch their businesses. We have outlined the amount you can save below by graduating the Founder Institute. All partners also provide exceptional support once accepted into respective programs. For more information on how else our partners can benefit you, enroll into the program and you will have a special log-in to view more information.

Amazon Web Services The program, AWS Activate, provides Founder Institute Founders with (1) up to $100,000 USD in AWS credits valid for 1 year, (2) Free access to the AWS Essentials 1 day web-based or instructor-led training (~$600/course), plus 8 tokens for self-paced labs (~$30/lab) (3) Free access to 1:1 virtual office hours with AWS solutions architects (4) Special offers from other companies that help startups, including Chef, Bitnami, Amazon Payments, SOASTA, Podio, CopperEgg and more.

The Google Cloud Platform is offering up to $100,000 USD to qualified Founders. In addition to credit, there is access to architecture reviews and technical mentors, 24/7 support, and more. The program is designed to help startups build and scale on Google Cloud Platform. They will surround you with the necessary resources to accelerate your startup and infrastructure.

IBM GEP is offering up to $120,000 USD to qualified Founders. Through the program, IBM provides 1) Technical Mentoring 2) Business Mentoring and 3) Go-to-market support.

Microsoft BizSpark allows you to get up to $120,000 USD free of Azure. The community program provides access to free software development tools (including Dev tools, Office, Windows and SQL), training and visibility at no cost.

PayPal Startup Blueprint is the only program designed to fuel profitability for your startup by providing free payment processing and advice. Connecting through top tier incubators, accelerators and VCs, they activate the optimum revenue model for your business. Benefits from PayPal for Braintree include free transaction volume up to $100,000 USD (braintree fees waived for 18 months). 


Acclaimed Partner Resources

Below are the Founder Institute's notable resources. FI's 250+ partners offer everything from discounts to events to free services for a certain period of time that can save you up to $1,000,000 USD. Please note that some resources are not available globally.

ADP offers 20% off for our US Founders on Payroll, HR, Workers Comp and other services that are necessary for growing startups.

Ahrefs is offering 50% off your first month. Ahrefs is an SEO tool to help you analyze websites, track social media, build backlinks. To redeem, register for a free account and select one of the personal subscription types.

Bay Immigration Law is located in the heart of the Silicon Valley and represents multiple startups and individual entrepreneurs in their search for creative immigration solutions to meet their short- and long-term business goals.

BlogMutt, Founder Institute graduates, alumni, mentors and friends all know the importance of blogging to a complete inbound marketing strategy. The problem is finding the time to write those posts. With BlogMutt, you get: 1)Screened, US-based writers create original blog posts based on your needs 2) You have exclusive rights to every post you purchase 3) No contract to sign and no hidden charges for revisions. On your second month as a BlogMutt customer, they'll credit FI accounts with two free posts!

BuzzSumo offers Founder Institute Founders its service free for 6 months. BuzzSumo is a platform for content marketing that allows you to discover engaging content and outreach opportunities.

Cyphlon provides low-cost security for web applications, networks and mobile apps. As a one stop security solution, use Cyphlon to get real-time penetration testing, risk assessments and vulnerability intelligence. FI Founders get 20% off. For more information, read this document

Docsend is offering 6 months of DocSend Pro free to qualified Founders. DocSend is one of the best ways to send important documents. DocSend provides analytics, feedback, and security for your deck. See which parts of your deck are the most engaging, which investors or clients are interested, and update your deck at any time.

eShares is offering FI companies 50% off their onboarding fees, which can range from $100 to $10,000. eShares is the leader in the cap table management space and is not just an accounting solution. They are a private market electronic securities issuer (SEC registered) and a one-stop shop for equity administration.

Gigster is offering 10% off their development services to FI members. Gigster is the fastest and easiest way to hire an elite development team—including engineers, designers, product managers from top schools and technology companies—to build your software. Users get a fixed­ price quote in minutes for software projects like mobile apps, websites, and more. Clients include enterprises and startups of all shapes & sizes. Go here for more information. 

Incmind is a data room and cap table tool. Manage your cap table and minute book, update the people on your FI mailing list, and prove you are ready to be funded, all in one place. Though traditionally a data room is used only in due diligence - the last hurdle to cross before funding - with Incmind, you can always be ready for funding. FI grads get a free review of their profile, and 30 min of funding mentorship from a top FI mentor, Kamal Hassan.

Lander offers FI Founders 15% off on any plans for 3 months after the trial. Lander is a powerful online tool that lets you create and a/b test beautiful high-conversion landing pages in only seconds.

LivePlan offers FI Founders 50% off of their service for the first month that is discounted! LivePlan Business Plan Software takes you through the process to create investor-ready business plans.

Mailchimp offers FI Founders 15% off of their service! Mailchimp is an online email marketing solution to manage contacts, send emails and track results. They offer plug-ins for other programs as well.

Mattermark and FI's partnership offers Founders 3 months free service in exchange for information on your company and an integration with Google Analytics. Mattermark covers data from over 1.2 million private companies, and is a leading tool for prominent VC's and influence their decision making process on new company sourcing. Mattermark can ensure that your company is reflected accurately.

Pipedrive offers Founders 7 months free! Pipedrive is a great CRM for small teams.

Prosperworks offers FI 20% off professional and business annual plans. Prosperworks is the best CRM that integrates with Gmail.

Soomla offers a new breed of analytics for mobile games. The GROW platform brings user behavior and revenue analytics with one-step integration from all the tools you use - mobile SDKs, in-app purchase plugins and ad networks. SOOMLA’s products are free and unlimited for game studios and publishers. The company prides itself with innovative, open-source technology that powers over 5000 live games reaching 600 million users. Founders can interact with them by sending an email to

Talkdesk offers FI Founders Free licenses for 12 months - up to a $3200 value! With Talkdesk, companies can have a call center up-and-running in minutes and have access to robust call center functionality including IVR, skills-based routing, call conferencing, and comprehensive reporting, all in an intuitive web-based interface. Integrations with top business tools and CRM systems, such as Salesforce, and Zendesk, make customer data easily accessible as well.

Workboard offers 1 year free of Elite for members of the founding team! Workboard is a real-time goals app that helps leaders and teams operate at their best. Use Workboard to set goals and OKRs, align everyone on the work that really matters, and build a momentum culture. Give board members transparency on goals and metrics (and skip the powerpoint creation for board meetings). Workboard can help you get the leadership fundamentals right from day one to scale yourself, your company and your team!

Zendesk is a customer service platform designed for companies that want to create customer relationships that are more meaningful, personal, and productive. They start by helping companies provide great support and then mature with self-service and proactive engagement. As a Founder Institute Member, you get $117 in Zendesk credit for 12 months.

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