Funding Lab is a virtual advisory program that helps early-stage startups raise seed funding. Over the course of a regimented 3 month program, participants work closely with the Founder Institute's Silicon Valley HQ team to improve their pitch materials, build an investor pipeline, pitch to angels, negotiate terms, and generate strong investor interest.
Funding Lab is conducted solely via email, phone, and online tools, and is only available to Graduates of the Founder Institute program.
Funding Lab participants are required to dedicate 30+ hours per week for 3 months in order to close a pre-seed or a seed round of financing.
Work with a dedicated fundraising coach to prepare your business and improve your pitch, and pitch deck.
Get access to fundraising experts and senior advisors to create a winning strategy.
Get access to a shared database of investors and advisors from the global FI network.
Leverage our experience to negotiate your term sheet and manage your investor meetings.
Funding Lab alumni get the opportunity to pitch in front of aninvestor type audiance in a virtual event format.
Connect with founders, mentors and fundraising experts from around the world.
The goal of Funding Lab is to help you close the lead investor to your seed round in less than 6 months.
FI Companies from six continents have used Funding Lab to achieve the next steps in their business.
FightCamp is the market-leading at home connected fitness device for boxing, kickboxing, and martial arts sports. They announced its $90M Series B in June 2021 from top investors.
Leasecake is a commercial real estate lease and location management platform to streamline real estate operations. The company announced a $12M Series A round in April 2022.
Instant Teams allows hiring managers to build remote teams from the largest database of military-connected remote workers. The company raised a $13M Series A in March 2022 led by Tiger Global.
Involve AI helps prevent customer churn and grows revenue, through customer intelligence that helps companies proactively reach their goals. They closed a $16M Series A in August 2022.
PaintJet is a robotics and automation helping building owners and property managers to lower the cost of painting large, commercial buildings. They closed seed funding in 2022.
Orange Charger is an electric vehicle charging network, built specifically for multi-unit properties. The company closed angel funding in 2022.
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 6,800 entrepreneurs raise over $1.75BN in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 100 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.