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The Silicon Valley Founder Institute, the local Palo Alto-based chapter of the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, is proud to announce the newest Alumni from the Silicon Valley Virtual 2021 program.

Over 1,400 people applied to the program, and after an intense four months of aggressive business-building sprints and constant evaluation and feedback from investors and mentors, just 26 companies were able to make it through. 

Each of these Founders have demonstrated a high level of perseverance and entrepreneurial creativity, and their businesses have been thoroughly vetted and supported by a panel of the Bay Area's top startup experts and investors.  

And now, without further ado, we present the newest Alumni of the Silicon Valley Virtual 2021 program: 

  • AI Edge Technology - adds value to publishers by enhancing their traditional content with Augmented Reality
  • containerWORKS - leasing backyard space from homeowners in order to rent out shipping container rental homes - all at no cost to the homeowner
  • DatumNexus - supplies corporate legal departments and major law firms with "iData" audits to analyze data pertinent to Mergers and Acquisitions
  • DeskBazaar - an online marketplace provider of flexible work space serving the post-COVID suburban remote workforce
  • Droplets - ID barcode reading enabled mobile apps and tablet holders for brick-and-mortar retailers to stay in compliance with regulations - paperless, faster, and inexpensive with inspection-ready compliance tools
  • Emporium - a digital cross platform marketplace allowing recommerce sellers to showcase their products through videos
  • EzuNile Industries - serving the global Industrial Water Treatment, Desalination, and Water Reuse industry with enhanced tech advancement in water treatment methods, efficiency and sustainability
  • GreenShoot - a web-based public registry to help survivors of natural disasters recover faster by communicating on-the-ground needs with people who can help
  • Heal Me Fit - a mobile application to put in place preventative health measures for transportation companies and their employees
  • Hey Social Good -  social impact SaaS delivering research, data and tech for social responsibility, ESG, and health for private and public companies
  • Inolitix - enabling SMBs to remove the risk of internal fraud, at a fraction of the median cost of $200k for internal fraud
  • Instructiv - SaaS-based special education program management that is child, parent, and educator-centric
  • Knowledge Satnav -  universal knowledge visualization and modeling products that are accessible to everyone 
  • Krado - proprietary sensors and mobile app empowering even first-time plant owners to take dramatically better care of their plants
  • LOVE MY CURLS - Custom Beauty and Wellness solutions to simplify wash day for women with curly, coily and kinky hair.
  • Metric Mate - the cost effective way to track your reps, sets, and exercises for your strength training workout
  • Modacity - helping musicians improve their practice with the science of mastery known as ‘spaced repetition’ and with easy tools to log a practice, track time, record and get feedback
  • Padbanque - a new way to shop for all your favorite information on period care products
  • PlaygroundIO - application dedicated to children aged 5-12 years, providing access to instructor-led fitness games in a first-person gaming environment
  • PTcircle CO - web application helping Physical Therapists create their own personalized virtual clinic with the ability to track patients’ adherence to the plan of treatment
  • Quoqo - contracting and negotiation services for growing businesses globally, initially targeting the Indian market of ~75M SMBs and ~13k+ SaaS startups
  • The Skin Consult - a digital platform for virtual skincare consultations, helping consumers find skincare professionals and personalized regimens
  • SpotSyt - a guided SaaS marketing platform for small businesses, including: strategy, content, micro site delivery, and analytics for solving the critical needs and problems that small businesses face 
  • UBorro - a marketplace app that allows DIYers the ability to borrow & lend the tools they need to succeed
  • University of Applied Research & Development - international qualifications for well-established industries that lack academic recognition 
  • Xtampede - new generation smallsat (50-200kg) subsystems to fill the gap between low (CubeSat) and high-cost, highly reliable satellites (traditional space industry)

The new Alumni invited members of the public to join them on Wednesday, May 19th for a live online Graduation Event, featuring a keynote presentation by Charles Cathlin, Founder & CEO of Trugenomix, a successful FI portfolio company using genomic biomarkers to help diagnose PTSD - watch the video below:

The Silicon Valley Virtual 2021 program would not have been possible without help, because it truly takes a city to raise a startup. We would first like to thank the Local Leaders of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute: Mike SuproviciRyan Micheletti, and Scout Tweedie-Yates. Our Local Leaders play an incredibly important role in building the local Founder Institute program, and creating an environment and network in Silicon Valley that is conducive to building to great companies.

In addition, the Silicon Valley Virtual 2021 program was supported by some of Silicon Valley's top technology organizations, including:

Some of Silicon Valley’s top startup mentors helped our founders in the program, including:

  • Aakash Bakrania: Strategy Consultant, Bain & Company
  • Aalap Shah: Co-Founder, SoMe Connect
  • Aaron Abram: Entrepreneur with 1 exit & Advisor., Pricestack, Kangarootime, & Osurv
  • Aaron Patzer: Founder and CEO, Mint.com & Fountain
  • Adam Spector: Co-Founder, AbstractOps
  • Adam Fridman: Founder, Mabbly and ProHabits
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO
  • Afzaal Mauthoor: Senior Partner, Profoundly
  • Aki Balogh: President, MarketMuse
  • Alan Chiu: CEO, Enya.ai
  • Aleksandar Bradic: Chief Technology Officer, Supplyframe
  • Alex Sok: Co-Founder/CEO, Elluva
  • Alex Rampell: CEO, TrialPay
  • Alexander Garcia Tobar: Principal, AGT Group, Inc
  • Alexandra Johnson: Managing Director, DFJ Aurora
  • Alexey Semeney: Founder & CEO, DevTeam.Space
  • Aline Hemmo: Consultant, Pilsoft
  • Ana Baltodano
  • Andrea Ramoino: Chief Strategy Officer, Contis
  • Andrew Goldner: Co-Founder & CEO
  • Andrew Filev: Founder&CEO, Wrike
  • Andrew Schwaab: Partner/Registered Patent & Trademark Attorney, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Andrew Lee: CEO, Esper
  • Andrew Lockley: Investor and Strategy Consultant, Andrew Lockley
  • Andrey Osipov: Founder & CEO, Visual Craft
  • Andy Cox: Principal Consultant, Digital Gurus
  • Angela Rastegar: Director, West Coast and Asia Pacific, Circle Surrogacy and Egg Donation
  • Anthony Duran: Sr Product Manager, Wolters Kluwer
  • Anthony Rose: Founder & CEO, SeedLegals
  • Arnaud Renoux: Co-founder/Head of Growth, TheScalelab.io
  • Asta Sendonaris, LBS
  • Atim Kabra: Chief Strategy & Partnerships, TABS Suite
  • Aurelie Guerrieri: CMO, Open Systems
  • Avery Lyford: Chief Customer Officer, InfoStretch
  • Aviv Shalgi: CEO, Solar Simplified
  • Ben Larson: Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Gateway Incubator
  • Ben Stacey: Founder, Pitchverk
  • Benjamin Young: CEO, Sworkit
  • Beth Pennington: Partner, Pennington LP
  • Bhavin Shah: CEO, Refresh, Inc.
  • Bill Hunt: CTO, IncentAlign
  • Bjoern Lasse Herrmann: CEO, Compass (formerly Startup Genome)
  • Bob Christopher: Director of Innovation, Diamond Edge Ventures
  • Bob Rosin: Investor and Advisor, Bob Rosin
  • Bow Rodgers: CEO
  • Bram Cohen: Founder/Chief Scientist, BitTorrent
  • Branden Spikes: CEO, CTO, and Founder, Spikes, Inc.
  • Brandon Steelman: Founder, Clear Gene, Inc.
  • Brett Murray: Vice President, Marketing, View, Inc.
  • Brian Liu: Chairman & Co-Founder, LegalZoom.com
  • Brian Wong: Founder & CEO, Kiip
  • Brian Proffitt: Partner, Disruptive Capital Finance
  • Brice Scheschuk: CEO, Globalive Capital
  • Bryan Duarte: CEO, Enliten
  • Carlos Ochoa: Founder & CEO, Chilango Ventures
  • Carter Laren: Founder/CEO, Inara Ventures
  • Chandler Koglmeier: VP, Product, Guild Education
  • Charles Cathlin: CEO & Founder, TruGenomix
  • Charlie Regis: Co-Founder, Styliff Tech
  • Charlie Cliff: CTO
  • Chase Harmer: CEO, PayCertify
  • Chester Ng: Co-Founder & CMO, SweetLabs
  • Chris Garrett: Founder and CEO, Devil's Canyon Brewery
  • Chris Hogg: Founder & CEO, 100Plus
  • Chris Holloway: Pilot, defense analyst for Cubic Applications, F-5 pilot in USMCR
  • Chris Foltz: VP Global Reach, Sensi Media Group
  • Christina Laskowski: Business Transformation, VMware
  • Christina Trampota: Managing Director, Innovate :: Grow :: Scale
  • Christina Holloway: Executive Coach, Compass Enterprises LLC
  • Ciaran Byrne: Senior Brand/Product Manager - Global Marketing, Abbott Vascular
  • Cj Johnson: Cofounder and Chief Marketing Officer, Exonetics
  • Connie Kwan: Product Maestro, Product Maestro
  • Court Lorenzini: Co-founder, Docusign
  • Craig Kanarick: CEO , Mouth Foods
  • Dan Rubins: Founder & CEO, Legal Robot
  • Dan Gertsacov: Dan Gertsacov - CEO, Americas Region (Bogota FI)
  • Dan Arkind: Founder & CEO, JobScore
  • Dan Lopez: Chief Strategy Officer, Arkisys
  • Dana Loberg: CEO, Leo AR
  • Daniel Takabayashi: CTO, Laguro.com
  • Daniel Saccani: President, Ravix Group, Inc.
  • Daniel Faber: CEO, Orbit Fab
  • Daria Boldyreva: Founder, Wunderdogs
  • David Hare: Advisor, ServTrans
  • David Anderson: GM, Kilby Silicon Valley Labs at Texas Instruments
  • David Wu: General Partner, Maveron Capital
  • David Sacks: CEO, Yammer
  • David Kidder: Co-Founder and CEO, Bionic Solution LLC
  • David Yeng: Founding CEO, InsureVite
  • Diraj Goel: CEO, GetFresh Ventures
  • Dr. Arundhati Banerjee​: Commercialization Specialist, NASA
  • Duygu Oktem: Investment Advisor, European Investment Fund
  • Dylan Taylor: Chairman & CEO, Voyager Space Holdings
  • Earl Martin Valencia: Co-Founder and Partner, Cognity Labs
  • Ed Lam: Partner, Kilby Silicon Valley Labs at Texas Instruments
  • Eddie Hartman: co-Founder, LegalZoom
  • Edmond Banayan: Founder & CEO, Chronaly Inc.
  • Eileen Brewer: Angel Investor, Golden Seeds
  • Emin Can Turan: Award-Winning Marketing Strategist | Go-to-Market Consultant | Lecturer at GA, Various
  • Emna Ghariani: Chapter Lead Director, The Founder Institute
  • Eren Bali: Chairman & Co-founder, Udemy
  • Erette Dunn: Founder , Rever
  • Erin Pangilinan: Founder, FASTER
  • Eugene Lee: CEO, Socialtext
  • Fabian Geyrhalter: Founder and Principal, Finien
  • Florent Groberg: Azure Global Government Expansion, Microsoft
  • Frank Mastronuzzi: CEO & Founder
  • Fred Joyal: Fred Joyal - CEO & Co-Founder, Futuredontics (Los Angeles FI) , Futuredontics
  • Frederic Voyer: Practice Leader & Advisory Director / Ex-FinTech Founder, RCGT Consulting & Swaaap.com
  • Gabe Zichermann: CEO, Failosophy
  • Gagan Biyani: Gagan Biyani - CoFounder, Fresh (San Francisco FI) , Fresh
  • Gary Gaessler: SaaS Community Builder, Nylas
  • Gautam Chandna: CEO & Co-Founder, TikkTalk
  • Geir Wavik: Advisor, Miles
  • George Bandarian Ii: Founder & Managing Partner, ValueScaler
  • Gerhard Diedericks: Founder & Venture Architect, Finiti Ventures
  • Gina Bianchini: Cofounder, Ning
  • Giselle Bisson: Founder , Chain Reaction
  • Gleb Budman: Co-founder and CEO, Backblaze
  • Gopi Rangan: Cofounder, INSEAD Angels
  • Gopi Mattel: Founder CEO, MaxBlox, Inc.
  • Govind Wakhlu: Product Manager, Facebook
  • Greg Lindahl: CTO, Tobiko
  • Guiti Navabi: Talent Acquisition Leader, Poynt
  • Habibullah Khan: Founder, penumbra
  • Hans Kim: Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Harmony Oswald: Founder & CEO, Legalucy, Inc.
  • Himakara Pieris: CEO, Hydra.ai
  • Himanshu Khurana: Senior Engineering Manager, Premium, LinkedIn
  • Imran Azhar: Founder & CEO, AzCorp Entertainment
  • Irina Berkon: Member, Golden Seeds
  • Iris Charabi Berggren: Leadership Coach, IRIS cb
  • Isabel Starck: Founder, Starck Coaching
  • James Kaskade: CEO, Janrain Inc.
  • James Hong: Co-founder, HOT or NOT
  • James Jensen: Partner, Perkins Coie
  • Janet Todorova: Co-Director, Founder Institute Sofia
  • Jared Goralnick: VP of Product, Upwork
  • Jason Freedman: Founder, 42Floors
  • Jason Nazar: Jason Nazar - Co Founder & CEO, Crew32
  • Jason Calacanis: Jason Calacanis - CEO, Mahalo.com (San Francisco FI) , Mahalo.com
  • Jason Waller: Founder, Jason R. Waller Executive Coaching
  • Jay Jamison: Founder & President
  • Jay Singh: Senior Technology Transfer Specialist, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Jeff Bonforte: Jeff Bonforte - SVP, Yahoo (Silicon Valley FI) , Yahoo
  • Jeff Lee: Founder & CEO, Cost Cooperative
  • Jeff Stewart: Managing Director , Global Public Offering Fund
  • Jeffrey Dachis: CEO, One Drop
  • Jeremy Glassenberg: Product Management, APIs, Developer Experiences, Marketplaces, API Strategist
  • Jeremy Geiger: CEO, Retailigence
  • Jessica Alter: Founder/CEO, Founder Dating
  • Jessica Korthuis: Founder & CEO, SOHUIS
  • Jill Stelfox: Co-Founder , Graffiti Sports
  • Jim Chappell: Managing Director, DoublEagle Management Group
  • Jim Brenner: Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Joanna Riley: CEO & Co-Founder, Censia
  • Joaquin Ayuso De Paul: CEO, Rayo
  • Joe Betts Lacroix: CTO, Vium
  • Joe Garza
  • Joe Bezdek: Co-founder, DivX, Inc.
  • John Lee: Vice President, Early Stage Banking, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Johny Tay: Entrepreneur-in-Residence (FI Silicon Valley), Founding Partner (Idealogy)
  • Jonathan Greechan: Co-Founder, Founder Institute
  • Jonathan Abrams: Founder and CEO, Nuzzel
  • Jonathan Benassaya: Owner , Milestone Factory
  • Jonathan Sun: Founder, Nifty
  • Joseph Prabhakar: CEO, Power Communication Corp.
  • Juan Polanco: Founder & CEO, Optimo Capital
  • Justin Moore: CEO, Axcient, Inc.
  • Justin Wilcox: Founder, Customer Development Labs
  • Justine Reichman: Founder, NextGenChef
  • Kamal Hassan: Founding Partner, Loyal VC
  • Karen Johana Guillot: Co-Founder, CFO, Salvatio
  • Karl Shaikh: Founder , Interpreters-On-Call
  • Kate Connally: Director of Growth, Dolby Laboratories
  • Kelly Fitzsimmons: Co-Founder, Custom Reality Services
  • Ken Ross: Founder/CEO, ExpertCEO
  • Kevin Gabayan: CEO, Stealth Company
  • Kevin Ye: Corporate Relations, Silicon Foundry
  • Kevin Siskar, Founder Institute NY
  • Kimberly Hines: Technology Transfer Office Chief, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Kimberly Ofori: Founder & MD, Growth Republic
  • Kirill Makharinsky: Co-founder, Ostrovok.ru
  • Kristian Bye: Entrepreneur - Mentor - Angel Investor, STAAL
  • Kristopher Francisco: CEO, Evolute Inc.
  • Lance Cottrell: Board Member, North Bay Angels
  • Larsen Jensen: Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Lauren Chan Lee: Senior Director of Product Management, Care.com
  • Leila Banijamali: Leila Banijamali - CEO & Founder, Startup Documents (San Francisco FI) , Startup Documents
  • Leon Farrant: CEO, Agile Human Solutions
  • Lesa Hammond: CEO, Profihire
  • Lev Mazin: CEO, AYTM
  • Liza Rodewald: Co-founder, Instant Teams
  • Lorenzo Thione: Managing Director, Gaingels
  • Lucas Rocha: Investor, Unshackled Ventures
  • Lucas Fox: Head of Relationship Management, Brex
  • Luis Mauro Yap: Advisor, Multiple Companies
  • Madalena Costa: Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley
  • Madeline Duva: Board Member, Fluxx.io
  • Manolo Obaya: Startup Coach & Head of International Growth, Founders Loft
  • Marcos Polanco: CTO, Bellwether Coffee
  • Mariah Lichtenstern: Founder-CEO, DiverseCity Ventures
  • Mark Montalban: Founder & CEO, MindfulText
  • Mark Frohnmayer: Founder, Arcimoto
  • Marlon Nichols: Partner, Intel Capital
  • Marshall Hughes: Founder & CEO, Ask Marsh
  • Marvin Mc Taw: CEO, Sched
  • Matt Kuta: Co-Founder & President, Voyager Space Holdings
  • Matt Kozlov: Managing Director, Techstars
  • Matt Shapiro: CEO, Co-Founder, siyea
  • Matt Belitsky: Start Up Consultant, The Data Guy
  • Matt Mandell: Principal, PayNerd.com
  • Matthew Willis: General Manager/ VP, Broadbean Technologies | Green Planet Group
  • Max Shevyakov: Co-Founder & CEO, BorrowLenses.com
  • Megan Todd: Head of Admissions
  • Mercedes Bankston: Founder, Jump Start Venture Capital
  • Michael Diamant: CEO, Skip Hop
  • Michael Arrington: Editor, TechCrunch
  • Michele Chaboudy: President, MacAbbey & Associates
  • Mike Suprovici: Managing Director, FI Global Portfolio
  • Mike Lingle: Entrepreneur / Mentor, Rocket Pro Forma
  • Mike Castagna: CEO, MannKind
  • Miki Sode: Commercial Innovation Program Manager, International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory
  • Minda Aguhob: Chief People Officer & Co-Founder, Vytality Health
  • Misha Chellam: Cofounder & COO, Scanadu
  • Moazzam Kamran: Director Business Transformation , REDtone
  • Mona Defrawi: CEO & Founder, Radivision
  • Moni Jefferson: CEO, Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs (AMSE)
  • Monica Phillips: President, Spark Plug Labs
  • Naval Ravikant: Co-founder, AngelList
  • Neil Patel: CEO / Founder, Kabuni
  • Newton Paskin: President & CEO, Explorer Technologies
  • Nicholas Sopuch: Mr, Plato
  • Nicholas Bennett: Director of Market Strategy, Franki Global
  • Nicole Kelsey: General Counsel and Secretary, Amyris, Inc.
  • Nir Eyal, AdNectar
  • Nitin Pachisia: Founding Partner, Unshackled
  • Noah Wallach: Founder, Hope OS
  • Nykki Yeager: CEO, Flight CX
  • Omar Valle: Startup Business Development, Innovation Bay
  • Patrick Mork: Chief Story Teller, Mad Mork Stories
  • Patrick Lee: Co-Founder, Rotten Tomatoes
  • Paul D'souza: President and CEO, The D'Souza Group
  • Pete Biggam: CEO, Blacksite.Solutions, Inc.
  • Peter Holtz: President, Peter Holtz CPA
  • Phani Nagarjuna: President, HBSANC
  • Phil Libin: CEO & CEO, All Turtles
  • Philip Lam: CoFounder, NEX Team Inc (HomeCourt)
  • Philip Kaplan: Founder and CEO, ADHD Labs
  • Phnam Bagley: Partner and Creative Director, Nonfiction
  • Pinaki Saha: Founder & CEO, Anshar Labs
  • Poon Da Qian: CEO, Butler
  • Pradeep Rathinam: Chief Customer Officer, Freshworks
  • Prem Kumta: Co-Founder Up All Night / CEO Flavor Group , Up All Night
  • Rachel Sheppard: Digital Strategist & Startup Mentor - Helping Female Founders Launch & Grow Their Businesses Around the Globe, Founder Institute HQ
  • Raj Singh: Managing Director, JetBlue Technology Ventures
  • Rajesh Setty: Rajesh Setty - Serial Entrepreneur and Author, WittyParrot
  • Rajkumar Sheth: CEO, Decalab
  • Randy Eager: Founder & Managing Partner, Aqualibrium LLC
  • Rashad Haque: Corporate V.P., New York Life Insurance
  • Rashmi Sinha: CEO, SlideShare
  • Ravishankar Gundlapalli: CEO & Founder, MentorCloud, Inc.
  • Razi Sharir: CEO, Product Management & Strategy, Xeround Inc
  • Rebecca Enonchong: Founder & CEO, AppsTech
  • Ron Gentile: Founder, Moodfit
  • Ron Warshawsky: CEO, Enteros, Inc
  • Russ Fradin: Chairman & CEO, Dynamic Signal
  • Russell Brand: Member, Keiretsu Forum
  • Ryan Micheletti: Head of Global Operations, Founder Institute
  • Ryan Frederick: Principal, AWH
  • Sam Merullo: CEO, ScootFleet Group
  • Sanjai Marimadaiah: Managing Director, Spinnovation LLC
  • Sathya Prasad: Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Scott Heiferman: CEO, Meetup
  • Scott Painter: Co Founder, BrightHouse
  • Scott Landers: Co-Founder, Systems Engineer, Figure 8 Logistics
  • Sean Casey: Managing Director, Silicon Valley Space Center
  • Seth Sternberg: co-founder & ceo, Meebo
  • Shaahin Cheyene: President
  • Shashank Shukla: Founder, Aiisvari
  • Shauna Turner: Founder Partner, Strategic Incite Investing
  • Shervin Pishevar: CEO, SGN
  • Sneha Lundia Agrawal: Founder & CEO, Step2Growth
  • Sonia Faizy: Founder + CEO, Faizy and Company
  • Srdjan Kovacevic: Vice President, Sizmek, Inc.
  • Stanley McChrystal: CEO and CoFounder, McChrystal Group
  • Stefano Tresca: General Partner, Purplehat Capital
  • Stephen Meade: Founder & CEO, MonetaPro
  • Steve Mc Kay: CEO, Entone, Inc. and others
  • Steve Bennet: Managing Director, Bodega Partners
  • Steven Frisch: Serial Entrepreneur & Advisor, CentralSpark.io
  • Subha Shetty: vice president, product and design, zenfolio
  • Suhas Ghante: Entrepreneur, SVEthos
  • Sujee Maniyam: Founder / Principal, Elephant Scale
  • Sukan Makmuri: CEO, Stealth startup
  • Suman Talukdar
  • Sunil Sharma: Managing Director, Techstars Toronto, Founder Institute Toronto
  • Surina Piyadasa: Lead Coach/Founder/CEO, Dynamically Speaking
  • Suz Somersall: CEO, KiraKira
  • Sylvester Kaczmarek: Executive, exCEO, exEntrepreneur, Board Advisor, NASA / ESA / Toyota
  • Tadhg Bourke: Head of People and Places, Nuro
  • Thomas Hogan: Founder and Partner, Crowded Ocean
  • Thomas Buckholtz, PhD: Founder, T.J.Buckholtz & Associates
  • Tim Seears: Entrepreneur in Residence, Martr Ventures, r.ai and FI Director
  • Timo Kilp: Associate, Sony Innovation Fund
  • Tom Charman: Co-Founder/CEO, Rassa
  • Tony Scherba: President, Yeti LLC
  • Torrey Smith: Co-Founder & CEO, Endiatx
  • Troy Foster: Partner, Perkins Coie
  • Tucker Hamilton: Commander, F-35 Integrated Test Force, US Air Force
  • Vasanth Shenai: VP Finance
  • Victor Chapela: Victor Chapela - Founder & CEO, Suggestic (Silicon Valley FI)
  • Vincent Lui: Managing Director, Rhapsody Ventures
  • Virender Ahluwalia: EVP Finance, Singularity University
  • Wade Larson: CEO and Co-Founder, Urthecast
  • Walter Roth: CEO, inward.me
  • Wayne Willis: Managing Partner, Nodal Partners
  • Wendy Ryan: Managing Director, Golden Seeds
  • Wendy Kam: Head of Ecosystem Partnerships, Google Assistant
  • Xiaoxu Kang: CEO, KangarooHealth Inc.
  • Yuval Schwartz: Retired, Having fun Advising Founders
  • Ziv Gillat: Co-Founder, Recogni Inc.`

In the Founder Institute's pre-seed accelerator program, early-stage entrepreneurs and teams build their business alongside a critical support network of local startup experts that share equity in their success, and through a structured and challenging business-building process that has helped alumni raise over $975M. 

After Graduation, the new Silicon Valley Founder Institute Portfolio Companies now have a fast-growing company that has been fully validated by experienced startup founders, with access to the Founder Institute's global network and post-graduate support programs to continue building their business. 

Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to raise funding, building a co-founding team, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200+ cities and 90+ countries, the Founder Institute’s mission is to Globalize Silicon Valley and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build companies that will create one million new jobs.

The next Silicon Valley Founder Institute program is enrolling applicants now. To learn more or apply to the Summer Virtual 2021 cohort, visit FI.co/apply/silicon_valley.

 
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Alumni 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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