Founders helping Founders
We are an experienced team of Startup Founders with prior exits who are now helping other Founders with critical aspects of their early-stage tech startup journey to maximize their odds of success.
Arguably the #1 challenge for most early-stage startups. Early-stage fundraising is a Catch-22 scenario: you need traction to raise funds, but you need funds to get traction.
A high ratio of early-stage Founders to early-stage Investors means that very few break through the conundrum while the rest get the dreaded "too early for us, but add us to your mailing list and let's discuss when you're further along."
We change that. We work with you to make your deck stand out, refine your pitch, prepare for tough Investor Q&As, and zero-in on bringing out your exciting, FOMO-inducing story. In addition, we help you navigate, apply for, and maximize non-dilutive Government Funding options to stretch every investment dollar raised. To top it off, we invest in our personal capacities, as well as through funds that we are affiliated with.
With over $20 Million raised for early-stage startups, we can confidently say that we've been there and done that, and that we can help you defy gravity and rise above the noise.
Scrappy early-stage startups attract scrappy early-stage talent. There is nothing wrong with that. It's the best way to manage runway while you are still discovering product-market fit.
The challenge lies in the fact that early-stage scrappy developers haven't yet made the mistakes that experienced developers have. When those mistakes are made, milestones are delayed. When milestones are delayed beyond what the runway allows, startups die.
We complement your in-house development team with a roster of our in-house experienced developers who complement act as an extension of your development team. Our developers are startup veterans and understand both the development as well as the business dynamics of startups and the many constraints that come with them.
Our team is where we are, and we are in Vancouver, Canada. We don't outsource. We prefer to work with startups in our city to have our development talent be fully embedded with their team for as long as it takes. Our goal is to increase your chances of success by ensuring a smooth MVP product delivery in a timely manner. We play a critical role in a critical stage of the startup journey - and we play it well. But beyond MVP, we encourage startups to build their own senior-level teams if runway and fundraising allow for that.
Startups are best served when Founders' focus is on Product and Growth. Startups are not best served when Founders' focus is on backoffice tasks of processing payroll, preparing Board Resolutions, updating Corporate Documents, or engaging with accounting.
Though not as critical for ensuring startup success as our other two services, we provide Founders with the mental headspace to focus on Product and Growth by completely managing their infrastructure and backend office. From Accounting to Legal to even flexible Desk Rentals, you get a battle-hardened infrastructure setup that is capable of moving at the lighting-fast pace that is needed. Get in touch to discuss how we can help.