Founder Partners is a group of proven serial company-builders who partner with, invest in and actively help technical founders build their companies.
Our focus is on mobile, internet and software.
We have an 85% success rate at building companies.
We typically partner with only a small number of companies at a time, working along-side our founder partners every day throughout their journeys to profitability and beyond.
Founder Partners is unlike any other firm you’ll see.
What We Do
Founder Partners actively helps its companies from founding stage to global scale. We join our partner companies as minority co-founders, seed them and then dedicate as much time as needed to drive all areas of company-building, including:
Evaluating, brainstorming and iterating on your assumptions about the overall market and your product’s fit in it...to get you to the right product faster.
Building your financial model including budget and unit economic assumptions so you can track and manage your business.
Identifying and securing customers and strategic partnerships to help you build your revenues.
Implementing digital marketing (SEM, SEO, social, mobile, email, etc.) to scale your revenues profitably and quickly.
Securing additional seed, venture and/or growth capital as necessary.
Coaching you to become a great leader and helping you set priorities.
Recruiting executives to enable you to grow your company faster.
Planning, navigating, and negotiating the sale of your company.
How We're Different
We have unique and complementary skill sets - Brian's expertise is deal-making, raising capital and selling businesses. Greg's expertise is in product, technology and operations. Both partners overlap in the areas of finance, strategy and other areas of business acumen.
We're not advisors - we join as co-founders and work very deeply with our partner companies.
We're not venture capital - we don’t invest other people’s money (limited partners or LPs); we invest our own capital which makes us more flexible and better aligned with entrepreneurs since we don’t have to force liquidity events for LPs.
We're not accelerators or incubators - we’re concentrated (we dedicate ourselves to a small number of companies), have a personalized approach (not a standard program), think holistically about company-building (not a myopic view from a corporate executive) and we’re committed for the long-haul (to profitability and beyond).
We're highly competent serial company-builders - our track record is stellar.
What We're Looking For
Highly technical founder who wants to change the world
Bootstrapper with integrity
Determined but willing to listen, adapt quickly and grow
Visionary but data driven founder
Operates with true grit and perseverance
Has working mobile, internet or software product with traction (ideally some initial revenue)