Since 2009, the Founder Institute has utilized a unique "Equity Collective" model to align financial incentives and ensure long term support for our Alumni throughout the entire lifecycle of their business.
More than just a series of classes, FI is invested in your success and your community's success by literally aligning our business model with your company's achievements for the long term.
About halfway through each program, companies pledge 2.5% of their future equity in the form of a Warrant.
From that 2.5% share, any future financial returns from a liquidity event (for example, an IPO or acquisition) are distributed back to those who helped you, with the majority returned to your local ecosystem to support local growth.
There are several benefits to the Founder Institute's Equity Collective model.
Support Your Community
The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses. Since 2009, our structured accelerator programs have helped over 6,000 entrepreneurs raise over $1.75BN in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 95 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.