Accelerate your Seed Funding

The Founder Lab is a virtual advisory program that helps early-stage startups raise seed funding. Over the course of a regimented 3 month program, participants work closely with the Founder Institute's Silicon Valley HQ team to improve their pitch materials, build an investor pipeline, pitch to angels, negotiate terms, and generate strong investor interest. The Founder Lab is conducted solely via email, phone, and online tools, and is only available to Graduates of the Founder Institute program.

Program Benefits

Founder Lab participants are required to dedicate 20 hours per week for 3 months in order to close a seed round.
Improve Your Pitch

Work with a dedicated fundraising coach to prepare your business and improve your pitch, and pitch deck.

Create a Fundraising Strategy

Get access to fundraising experts and senior advisors to create a winning strategy.

Access a Database of Angels

Get access to a shared database of investors and advisors from the global FI network.

Tactical Fundraising Assistance

Leverage our experience to negotiate your term sheet and manage your investor meetings.

Virtual Demo Day Eligibility

Founders that secure lead investors are eligible for Virtual Demo Days to fill out their round.

Attend Global Events

Get all-access invites to all global Founder Institute networking events and conferences.

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Founder Lab Advisors

Senior members of the Founder Institute team are ready to help you
Adeo Ressi
CEO of the Founder Institute
Adeo Ressi is an American entrepreneur and investor who is best known as the founder and CEO of TheFunded and The Founder Institute. He has been a fixture in the Silicon Valley since creating TheFunded in 2007.
Mike Suprovici
EIR at Founder Institute, Startup Founder/ Advisor
Kamal Hassan
CEO of Incminds, Multi-time entrepreneur

The Founder Lab Advisory program is held quarterly, and exclusively for Graduates of the Founder Institute