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Below is a February 2021 highlight report featuring Founder Institute portfolio companies across the globe - see the most recent grad news and top media stories of the month, new 1:1 video interviews and presentations, and a list of upcoming FI global events taking place in March, 2021.

Alumni Funding + News Highlights:

  • Leasecake (FI Silicon Valley), a lease management SaaS to track every time-sensitive business-critical event in one place, receives $3M investment to expand beyond real estate
  • Endiatx (FI Silicon Valley), a pioneer in small robots for use in medical diagnoses, selected to pitch as 2021 SXSW Finalist in the 'Health, Wearables & Wellbeing' category
  • SteppinOut (FI Bangalore), India's largest event curator, acquired by Dineout in expansion into live experiences, as reported by the Times of India

  • Esusu (FI San Francisco), a fintech to help renters build credit, featured in the NYTimes, 'How a Fintech Exec Who Focuses on Poverty Relief Spends Sundays'
  • Realty Mogul (FI Los Angeles), a leading commercial real estate investment platform, featured on the Motley Fool, 'The Millionacres Hour: Interview with Jilliene Helman, CEO of Realty Mogul’

  • Unito (FI Montreal), a software to unify workflows across platforms, CFO explains via FastCompany, 'Why we adjusted salaries for all traditionally female-dominated roles at our company'
  • Uniteable (FI Austin) featured in Austin Chronicle, 'A Family Crisis Inspires an Adaptive Clothing Company: Brittany Burke launches Uniteable to bring stylish options for wheelchair users and people with amputations'

Are you a pre-seed stage entrepreneur working to achieve startup traction or funding? Apply here to join a 100% virtual Founder Institute accelerator nearest you

February Featured Keynote: Jason Calacanis  

Jason Calacanis joined Founder Institute CEO Adeo Ressi for a live keynote interview as part of the 19th Global Founder Showcase event. Calacanis is an entrepreneur, author, and renowned angel investor in 250+ startups (including 7 'unicorns') - watch the video below: 

February VC & Founder Interviews

Steve Jurvetson of Future Ventures:

Gbemi Akande of Pacer Ventures:

Joe Bayen of Grow Credit

RSVP here to join us at 'Growth Essentials for Startups' with Hubspot Senior Vice President Kieran Flanigan on March 24th.

And RSVP here to join us for the next 'Online Startup Idea Fest' to Build and Share Ideas with Potential Customers on March 30th.

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Are you a pre-seed stage entrepreneur working to achieve startup traction or funding? Apply here to join a 100% virtual Founder Institute accelerator nearest you.

Graduates of the Founder Institute are creating some of the world's fastest growing startups, having raised over $975M 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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