With a focus on investors actively participating in a startup's first or second round of funding, FIVN includes angels, accelerators, and pre-seed/ seed stage investors across multiple sectors and continents.
Since 2009, the Founder Institute has built world-leading methodologies, systems, and communities to both source and accelerate promising entrepreneurs at the earliest stages.
We operate across 200+ cities worldwide, with 5,000+ alumni that have raised over $1.5 billion in funding from the world’s leading investors.
It all starts with our 'FI Core' accelerator, which pushes founders at the idea and pre-seed stages to reach milestones needed for investment and sustained growth.
When they are ready, Alumni of 'FI Core' get free access to our advanced 'Founder Lab' accelerators and work closely with our Silicon Valley team.
Fast-growing Alumni can get matched to investors in their sector and locale, while investors can opt into company introductions before anyone else.
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 5,000 entrepreneurs raise over $1.5 billion in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 90 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.