The Founders Club is a global venture capital vehicle where founders of VC backed companies pool together a small percentage of their personal future equity upside in return for becoming Limited Partner investors in a ground breaking VC portfolio.
VCs are typically diversified, but entrepreneurs often have most of their wealth tied up in one single venture. Members in The Founders Club agree to pay a small percentage of their personal cash exits from an IPO or M&A transaction to the club and the club distributes that cash to all the members in that specific portfolio. Founders benefit from diversification and liquidity, but the primary reason to join is because they believe that their slightly diluted exit with the help of the Keiretsu (FC network) is worth more than 100% of their exit without this assistance.
Portfolio members work together helping each other reach key milestones, access each others' investors, share commercial contacts and exchange advice resulting in insiders' advantage. The Founders Club also draws upon a formal network of Venture Advisors comprised of senior VCs, corporates, investment bankers and entrepreneurs to assist our portfolios.
The Club has launched with member companies headquartered on the West Coast, East Coast and across Europe. We are currently accepting new members into four separate portfolios:
All applications, company information and participants are strictly confidential, but we encourage you to speak directly with us and meet other members at any of our periodic networking events or private meetings. Just like the VCs that invest in our portfolio companies we make a long term commitment to company building.
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