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No April Fools: Founder Showcase Contestants have now Raised over $130 Million

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-04-01

The Founder Showcase, now in it's 15th edition, is a 100% free pitch competition completely geared towards seed-stage companies. While most other similar events feature companies raising their Series-A, we go one step earlier, as our presenters are all less than two years old and have raised less than $250,000 in funding. As a result, we pride ourselves in showcasing early-stage companies before anybody else (pun intended).

After 13th Founder Showcase Champion Realty Mogul announced a $9 million round last week, we decided to update the tally of funds our alumni have raised.

We are proud to announce that previous Founder Showcase Contestants have now raised over $130 million.

We are equally proud that none of these contestants have been required to pay a dime, as the Founder Showcase is a completely free pitch competition.

Past contestants include companies like Udemy, Relay Rides, Thumbtack, Kaggle, and many more. See our Founder Showcase Hall of Fame here

Are you the founder of an early-stage startup looking to get exposure and funding? Applications to the 15th Founder Showcase are due on Sunday, April 13th. Apply today for free

The 15th Founder Showcase will take place on Thursday, May 15th in Silicon Valley, and gather over 400 startup investors, founders, and press. In addition to the always entertaining pitch competition, the event will feature talks from leading startup entrepreneurs and investors, as well as a series of educational workshops for early-stage founders (TBA).  Reduced price tickets available until April 25th. Click here to purchase yours today.

The Founder Showcase is an event hosted by TheFunded.com and the Founder Institute

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