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Portfolio Companies

Many of the world's fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to raise over $900M in funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. Check out some highlights from our portfolio across six continents and 185 + cities below, or see our Recent Alumni News

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Do Tuan Anh

Founder of Appota

Jilliene Helman

Founder of RealtyMogul

Branden Spikes

Founder of Spikes Security

Lucy Beard

Founder of Feetz

Featured Portfolio Companies

Top mobile content distribution platform in Southeast Asia. Series B funding. Hanoi FI Alum.

Real-time market for high-demand real estate properties in Latin America. $2M in funding. Santiago FI Alum.

Storage as a Service platform. Acquired for 7 figures within 11 months of launch. Singapore FI Alum.

Formerly iCarsClub, StartCar is the leading peer-to-peer car rental service in China. $70M+ funding. Singapore FI Alum.

Online inventory management for customers and merchants. $3M+ funding. Berlin FI Alum.

Next-generation learning for the enterprise. $1.5M+ funding, acquired in 2019. New York FI Alum.

Peer-to-peer lending app for neighbors. $4.5M+ funding, TechStars and Amsterdam FI Alum.

Top pet recovery service in the United States and Britain. $3.5M + funding. Seattle FI Alum.

The leading marketplace for commercial real estate investment. $45M+ funding. Los Angeles FI Alum.

Big Data for Retailers & Brands. $13M+ funding, acquired in 2016. Silicon Valley FI Alum.

Social analytics and services for content providers. $3M+ funding. New York City FI Alum.

Browser security platform from former CIO of SpaceX. $12M+ funding, acquired in 2016. Silicon Valley FI Alum.

World's largest destination for online courses. 40M+ students, $173M+ funding. Silicon Valley FI Alum.

Secure payment platform for digital checks. $2M+ funding. New York City FI Alum.

Personalized mobile exercise & fitness apps. $3M+ funding, 1.5MM+ MAUs. Washington DC FI Alum.

Enterprise social media platform for brand ambassadorship. $8M + funding, acquired in 2016. Seattle FI Alum.

Software for hotel managers to fill rooms with maximum efficiency. $5M+ funding. Madrid FI Alum.

First bitcoin marketplace and payment services provider to be EU-compliant. $1M+ funding. Paris FI Alum.

E-commerce portal for small businesses to promote and sell their products online. $1.5M+ funding. Jakarta FI Alum.

Trip-planning platform for buses and trains. First Chile-based startup accepted to Techstars. Santiago FI Alum.

Career management platform for universities to improve job placements. $1.5M+ funding. Chicago FI Alum.

B2B platform that matches investors with African SMEs. $1M+ Funding. Johannesburg FI Alum.

Crowdfinancing platform for real estate redevelopment projects. $13M+ in funding. New York FI Alum.

Software+hardware for managing home energy consumption. Seed funding from Keiretsu Forum. Bangalore FI Alum.

App-connected fertility thermometers. $8M+ funding, acquired in 2019. New York City FI Alum.

Construction equipment rental services. $10M+ funding. Silicon Valley FI Alum.

Premium service for gifting experiences. $2M+ funding. Jakarta FI Alum.

European marketplace to rent your car. $22M+ funding, acquired 2019. Paris FI Alum.

Custom footwear via apps and 3D printing. $1M+ funding. San Diego FI Alum.

A marketing platform that offers big brands access to global influencers. 57M users. Bogota FI Alum.

Easy tool for non-programmers to create interactive content. $300K+ in funding. Cordoba (ES) FI Alum.

Wrist-worn sensor & analytics platform. Y Combinator Alum, used by Olympic boxers. Montreal FI Alum.

Provides drivers with feedback to reduce fuel usage. Raised $1.5M in funding. Sydney FI Alum.

Leading LATAM site to find and apply for financial products. Raised $5M+, acquired in 2019. Bogota FI Alum.

Frontline innovation software for the enterprise. $4M+ Raised. Silicon Valley FI Alum.

SaaS monitoring and management tool. $3.5M+ funding, acquired in 2019. Montreal FI Alum.

Tech-driven women's footwear fashion brand. $1.5M in funding. Los Angeles FI Alum.

An analytics provider for the apparel and accessory industries. $3M+ in funding. New York FI Alum.

Water filtration using nanoclay partical tech. 7 national awards and thousands of units shipped. Chennai FI Alum.

Builds software to connect business apps like Asana and GitHub. $2M+ in funding. Montreal FI Alum.

Online platform for receivables discounting with a cryptocurrency. $41M+ in Funding. Manila FI Graduate.

Fast-growing revenue management platform for independent hotels. $800K+ funding. Lisbon FI Graduate.

A custom thermoformed packaging service. Operating factory with $2M+ of product quoted. Greenville FI Alum.

Automates the child care business. $5.5M+ in funding. Los Angeles FI Alum.

Brings interactive art galleries to public places and hotels. Triple digit QoQ growth. San Francisco FI Alum.

First immigration robot powered by AI. 500 Startups alum, acquired in 2019. Silicon Valley FI Alum.

Connects accounting & ERP systems for enterprise synergy. $1.5M+ in funding Silicon Valley FI Alum.

Transition and succession planning tool for financial advisors and insurance agents. $1.5M+ in funding. Toronto FI Alum.

Featured Investors in our Portfolio

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.

A prestigious seed-accelerator and venture fund based in Mountain View, CA.

Golden Gate Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm investing across Southeast Asia.

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It's like getting an industry-specific MBA custom tailored to your business. They don't bother with theory, only the real substance behind actual steps to success.
Branden Spikes

Branden Spikes

Founder of Spikes, Former SpaceX CIO and FI Alum

The real question is: Can the Founder Institute be game-changing for your business? The answer is yes.
Gagan Biyani

Gagan Biyani

Co-Founder of Udemy, Founder of Sprig and FI Alum


Alumni Profiles


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Mentessa is the Tinder for Mentorship Matchmaking

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WISAMI is Simplified HR for a World of Bloated Office Tech Stacks

By Dustin Betz on 2019-11-16
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Limestart Digitizes Commerce at Point of Sale for African SMEs

By Dustin Betz on 2019-11-06
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Rentit Turns Unused Items Into Unrealized Cashflows for Nigerian Sharing Economy

By Dustin Betz on 2019-11-06
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StorkSupply Reduces Waste By Leasing Baby Gear

By Dustin Betz on 2019-11-02
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Workmesh Streamlines Flexible Office Workspace Management

By Dustin Betz on 2019-11-02
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WallCryptoStreet is the Robo-Advisor Reducing Cryptocurrency Investment Risk

By Dustin Betz on 2019-11-01
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Mall IQ Is Seamless Ad Retargeting For the Physical Retail World

By Dustin Betz on 2019-10-26
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Worldbrain Effortlessly Organizes Your Online World

By Dustin Betz on 2019-10-19
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RoboSelf Automates Your Repetitive Tasks Through Robotic Personal Assistants

By Dustin Betz on 2019-10-16
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Anoma Cosmetics is the Beauty Brand for Everyone

By Dustin Betz on 2019-09-14