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 At the Founder Institute, our mission is to 'Globalize Silicon Valley' by empowering talented and motivated Founders to build impactful and enduring companies that create one million jobs.

Since launching in New York City in 2009, the Founder Institute is proud to have helped entrepreneurs launch over 200 promising companies that have collectively raised more than $60M+ in funding. Headed by New York Director Kevin Siskar and with help from over 300 local mentors and startup experts, the New York Founder Institute is one of FI's most illustrious chapters. 

Over the past year, three New York Founder Institute startups have been acquired, including Kindara, Pathgather, and SimpleReach. Take a look at the infographic below to see more progress from Founder Institute portfolio companies headquartered in the Big Apple!

If you want to learn more about the Founder Institute, check out the FI events being hosted in New York City, or apply to join the next New York program cohort!


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Graduates of the Founder Institute are creating some of the world's fastest growing startups, having raised over $950M in funding, and building products people love across over 200 cities worldwide.

See the most recent news from our Grads at FI.co/news, or learn more about their stories at FI.co/journey

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