Anybody Can Write Checks.
traditional venture funds 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 properly 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 cash to get them.
We often begin our partnership journey 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.
Sharing a Vision.
When Christine Callahan, founder of Ella & Oak met the FP team her business was an idea on a napkin. We worked with her to develop her idea into a real business, attract an all-star team, and get to launch. When the time came to invest, we were first in line.
It All Starts With the MVF (Most Valuable Founder)
Our pragmatic approach focuses on nurturing our Most Valuable Founder (MVF). We work closely with our MVF’s to add experience and expertise to their team to get through the critical early stages. We get tremendous satisfaction from working with companies that have an incomplete team or systems, an immature revenue plan, or are struggling with product/market fit, and we have the confidence and resources to help your company build a sustainable high growth business.
Customized for the needs of each founder and company.
Successful companies aren’t built with a couple months and a few cups of coffee.
At FoundersPad, our formalized mentorship approach is intensive, extremely effective, and has a proven track record of success.
No two startups look alike, so we don’t deliver prescriptive formulas on how to build or scale. We work with founders to develop a custom plan to help achieve specific goals — and we adjust together as often as necessary. FoundersPad can help you identify what gaps exist on the team and what challenges they are likely to face that pose the biggest risks to their business in the next 12-18 months.
Each mentor is properly incentivized toward the long-term success of the venture.
Many people want to mentor entrepreneurs, but not everyone should.
The FoundersPad team and our roster of FP catalyst mentors includes previous entrepreneurs, operating executives, industry experts and seasoned investors. Our mentoring program helps create scalable companies and superior returns. Our companies reach product market fit faster, get into revenue faster, and raise less money over time.
Check out a snapshot of our all-star mentor roster to see for yourself.