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The FI Venture Network is a free, exclusive network of angels, accelerators, and pre-seed/ seed investors interested in getting access to promising startups and sharing deal flow

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Benefits for Investors

Since 2009, the Founder Institute has built world-leading methodologies, systems, and communities to both source and accelerate promising entrepreneurs at the earliest stages. Members of FIVN get access to exclusive resources, for free.

Access High-Quality, Targeted Deal Flow

No one has more data on companies at the earliest stages than the Founder Institute

Join a Community of Like-Minded Investors

Connect with investors across 6 continents for co-investment opportunities, expanding your network, and more.

Attend Private Pitch and Networking Events

Get invites to private conferences and networking events. Recent speakers include Tim Draper and Roelof Botha.

Leverage Global Data and Expertise

Access valuable data and insights from the Founder Institute's presence across nearly all sectors and geographies.

Build your Personal Brand

Get speaking and panelist opportunities at FI events attended by 100,000+ entrepreneurs per year.

Get Help with Due Diligence

Members get access to a set of free assessments from Founder Institute's renowned 'Entrepreneur DNA Assessment'

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Our mission is to empower talented and motivated people to build businesses that matter, no matter their location, gender, or race. This mission requires a strong global community of entrepreneurs, ecosystem leaders, advisors, and investors... and we have built just that.




Apply as an Investor

FIVN is free for investors, and applying takes less than 10 minutes

Featured Members

Members include angels, angel groups/ associations/ syndicates, and innovative VC funds worldwide.

Loyal VC

Venture Fund

Loyal runs a global venture fund with quarterly redemptions and a proprietary gate-stage process, reducing investment bias and unlocking greater returns. Partnered with INSEAD, Founder Institute, and 700+ advisors, we are Loyal to the world with 300+ investments in 55+ countries.

Adam Spector

Angel Investor

Adam Spector is the CEO of Levy, as well as a 3x founder founder, COO, and an angel investor in 100+ mostly seed stage companies.


Venture Fund

JUPTER is a leading investment, accelerator and ecosystem builders in Brazil.

Ferdinand Muhlhauser

Angel Investor

Ferdinand Muhlhauser is Managing Director at Founder Institute Germany, as well as an angel investor in pre-seed stage European startups.

The Veteran Fund

Venture Fund

The Veteran Fund is an early-stage Venture Capital firm that invests in exceptional founders from the military community.

Ganas Venture

Venture Fund

Mimi Park is an FI Alumn (Instamommies, Silicon Valley 2020) and now Deal Partner at Ganas Ventures, focused on early stage community-driven startups in the US and LatAm.

White Hibiscus Ventures

Venture Fund

White Hibiscus Capital is an early stage Venture Capital company providing funding to technology-enabling commerce startups in Africa and Israel.

Rok Zorko

Angel Investor

Rok Zorko is an angel investor in pre-seed and seed-stage digital B2C products, as well as a Partner at Silicon Gardens Fund.

Digital Space Ventures

Venture Fund

Digital Space Ventures is a smart-money fund focused on Fintech / InsurTech solutions improving processes and backing early-stage founders who are creating finance for the future.

Verge HealthTech Fund

Venture Fund

Verge Heath Tech is the world's first VC fund investing exclusively, and globally, in impactful healthcare technologies at the earliest stages.

Featured Portfolio Companies

FI Alumni have raised over $1.75BN in funding and have an estimated value over $30BN+.


Hanoi, Vietnam

Appota is a pioneer in providing technology solutions and platforms for digital entertainment industry, and an industry leader in Southeast Asia. The company has raised series C funding.


Do Tuan Anh

Mentor Spaces

Chicago, US

Mentor Spaces is a community platform for advancing the careers of underrepresented talent through the power of mentorship. The company raised $2.5M in funding in July 2021.


Chris Motley

Instant Teams

Washington DC, US

Instant Teams allows you to build and manage remote teams using the largest database of military-connected remote workers. They saw record growth and partnered with Amazon in 2021.


Liza Rodewald

Realty Mogul

Los Angeles, US

RealtyMogul is a leading marketplace for real estate investing, connecting borrowers, and sponsors to individual and institutional investors. The company has raised more than $45M+ funding.


Jilliene Helman

Bogota, Colombia

ComparaMejor is a leading LATAM site to find and apply for financial products. The company raised $5M+ in funding, and was acquired in 2019 by ComparaOnline.


Erick Brimen, Fernando Sucre

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Frequently Asked Questions

FIVN welcomes individual angels, angel groups/ associations/ syndicates, and all types of VC funds.

As of now, there is no cost to joining the FI Venture Network, but keep in mind that not everybody is accepted.

Every application is manually reviewed by our team. Our main focus is identifying active investors that focus on the earliest rounds of funding. We also consider reputation, track record, feedback from our global network, and more in our acceptance decisions.

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 7,000 entrepreneurs raise over $1.75BN in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 100 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.

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