FP Builder Partners actively helps 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 – Some partners have unique expertise in growing a company from idea to profitability including product, technology and operations. Others in deal-making, raising capital and selling businesses. All partners overlap in the areas of finance, strategy and other areas of business acumen.
We’re minority co-founders – we join as co-founders and work very deeply with our partner companies. We're not passive "advisors."
We’re principal investors – we invest our own capital. We're not VCs who invest other people’s money (limited partners or LPs); investing our own money makes us more flexible and better aligned with entrepreneurs since we don’t have to force liquidity events for LPs.
We’re not accelerators – we focus on a small number of companies, have a highly customized approach (not a typical 2-8 week accelerator program that teaches you how to tell a story and raise money), 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 Look for in Founders
Highly technical founder who wants to change the world
Bootstrapper with integrity
Determined but willing to listen, adapt quickly and grow
Visionary and data driven
Operates with true grit and perseverance
Has working mobile, internet or software product with traction (ideally some initial revenue)