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Anyone can write checks; we believe that isn’t good enough.

Unlike many venture funds that promise support for their portfolio companies and repeatedly fail to deliver, FoundersPad delivers extensive support for our portfolio companies by matching them with a carefully curated team of expert mentors who are committed and incentivized to help them succeed. With FoundersPad you have deep access to highly qualified resources at a critical stage in your company’s life without having to burn through precious cash.

We partner with companies and their founding teams much earlier in their maturation process when most other venture funds consider an investment as “too early” for them.  We utilize a deep mentoring approach that spends substantial one-on-one time strategically focusing on taking your company across the Traction Gap, from Initial Product Release (IPR) to Minimum Viable Repeatability (MVR)1. We thrive and get tremendous satisfaction from working with companies that have an incomplete team or systems, an immature revenue plan or struggle with product/market fit, and we have the confidence and resources to help your company traverse the Traction Gap and help you build a sustainable high growth business.

The FoundersPad team includes company founders, investors, operating executives and industry experts. We seek out risky, early stage companies because of our experience with and love for the challenges at this stage of company building and are confident in our ability to create scalable companies and superior returns.

We are extremely selective in our investments and mentorship because we commit a considerable amount of our most precious asset: our time. We have an extensive network to help navigate this exciting growth stage. FoundersPad has both the expertise and capital to help you succeed.

1 Developed by our friends at Wildcat Venture Partners

FoundersPad entrepreneurs typically have:

  • A core founding team in place
  • An Initial Product Release (IPR)
  • A serious commitment to growth
  • Little to no professional capital invested

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