Investment

Can I apply if I am not planning to raise money?
Yes. FI encourages founders with standalone business ideas that are capital efficient to apply. The majority of topics covered in the program are relevant t...
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Can I apply if I am already fundraising?
Yes. The Founder Institute encourages active fundraising throughout the program for founders that are prepared and require outside capital. The goal is to g...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM
How will founders interact with investors?
At graduation, top rated angel investors and venture capitalists will be invited to attend and contribute. At this investor session, you will be experienced...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Are investors turned off by the Class F stock and Equity Collective?
Some are, yes, and others are not. Only the best teams and the best companies will receive financing in the current economic climate, and these strong oppor...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM
How much money should participating founders plan on raising?
The Founder Institute invites a wide range of founders from different sectors to apply. Some companies need more capital and will raise more capital during ...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Does the Founder Institute make investments?
The Founder Institute does not invest directly in alumni companies. However, we do facilitate investment through introductions, local/ regional/ global even...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 5:01 PM
Does the entrepreneur have input into and veto power over the valuation?
The founders choose the investors, negotiate the terms, and sign the deal with assistance of - but no control from - the Founder Institute. Everything is up...
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 5:01 PM