Startup League

startup league

Founder’s Space members – Exclusive invite to join the Startup League!

The Startup League ( is a unique initiative providing marketing support to promising and disruptive startups from Founders Space. Benefits include Event Sponsorship, Media mentions, VIP access to high valued domains and more!

Marketing is ancillary to the core functions of any startup. If done right, at each stage marketing helps you differently; from discovering the right employees, investors, business partners and ultimately, helping your startup scale up and take off!

Pair Networks

Pair Networks provides all the hosting for Founders Space.   The reason we chose Pair Networks is that they are incredibly reliable.

We have been using them for over 10 years on various projects.  They provide excellent customer support, and unlike so many other hosting providers, you can talk to a real live tech support person on the phone. 

I can’t tell you what a difference this makes when you need it.  If you value uptime and want a hosting provider that actually responds quickly to your questions, go with Pair Networks.

Mad Mimi

We love Mad Mimi — and not just because we have an Aunt Mimi, who back in the 70s looked just like their cartoon mascot — but because it’s a great service. 

If you’re going to be sending out newsletters or doing any sort of email marketing, Mad Mimi makes it a whole lot easier.  Their system for designing email templates is simple and elegant.  It’s as easy as dragging and dropping in photos and artwork.  And the results are much better than you’d get with a typical email marketing service.  Their pricing is also really good.

The Philosophical Approach to Business


I met Sabrina Liu in Chengdu, and she is a wonderful, caring person. She is also a lawyer and business consultant. The reason I’m writing about her is that her business advisory company has a unique approach to business, especially in China. Below is an email that she wrote me that outlines her way of doing business. I think you will see why she is a role model to me.

The Philosophical Approach:

Dear Steve,

Newdo Venture

NEWDONewDo is a venture capital firm started by energetic minds. We are fully devoted to help startups to succeed at their initial stage.

The primary sectors we invest in include technology-enabled business service, cloud computing, SaaS, enterprise software, consumer services, marketplaces, e-commerce, mobile and networked devices. We genuinely believe that NewDo has the uppermost advantage to help facilitate the growth of startup companies at their early stages. Primarily at this moment, we invest in seed rounds with not only funding but comprehensive support in pursuit of a long-term strategic relationship with entrepreneurs.

Royse Law

Royse Law is offering an amazing startup package. Contact Roger Royse at and mention Founders Space Special.

The startup package includes the following:

✔ Consult with a California licensed attorney
✔ Incorporate as a Delaware C-corporation
✔ Confirmation from Delaware Secretary of State within 2-3 business days
✔ EIN* [*provided one of the founders have a US SSN. For those who do not have a US SSN but need an EIN, add $150 to the package price]
✔ Federal and State Securities filing ** [**California only]


WebFaction is offering a special startup hosting package for just $10 per month.

Here’s the package:
– Hosting for developers
– $10/month, 100GB SSD storage, 1GB RAM, 1TB bandwidth
– Servers configured, secured, backed up and monitored for you

Here’s why we like WebFaction:

  • Their pricing is incredibly affordable – see for yourself
  • They have a reputation for being very reliable
  • Their customer support is excellent
  • They are very open and flexible (very few restrictions)

Redcube Studios

Redcube is simply amazing. They are so talented. Just look at their videos.

That’s why we’re now using them for our special Founders Space videos. They are true artists. If you’re about to create a video for your website, AngelList, Indiegogo or Kickstarter, you should pay Redcube a visit. They do fantastic work at a very reasonable price. And if you mention Founders Space, you’ll get a sizable discount.

If you’re interested, you can contact Jasper at


We use DocVerify for all of our legal agreements. It’s the most secure eSignature solution out there. Compared to other providers, it’s an average of 50% less. Also, you can sign up for a free account, which will allow you to send 5 e-signature documents per month. Can’t beat that! Just contact Darcy at and mention Founders Space.

Startup Basecamp

Our love for Startup Basecamp knows no bounds!

OUM & Co.

OUMOUM offers specialized business accounting services to startups. They’re great! We use them for our accounting & taxes. Contact Brad at and mention Founders Space.

  • TAX
  • SEC



SUMMITSUMMIT provides accounting, tax and consulting. They offer a special Startup Package and one hour of free consulting. Just mention Founders Space and contact James at or 914-500-8505.



Xspaced is a San Francisco based startup that specializes in interactive virtual tours for residential and commercial real estate: apartments, homes, offices, retail spaces, event venues, hotel suites, etc.

“Today’s real estate market is full of boring listings. Sometimes you end up on “a buy or rent” property website and see these picture slideshows with so many useless features and a user interface that makes you feel like you’ve traveled 10 years back in time. Not to mention that they mainly feed you “advertised” content, meaning – you don’t always get to see what’s in every single corner of the house or apartment you are looking at.


Distill is offering a special startup marketing package. Just contact Jeff at and mention Founders Space Special.


Many of you have met Jeff Goldsmith and love his work. He’s an active mentor at Founders Space. He also has an incredible team of designers, writers, marketers and coders, who have launched great marketing programs for over 20 years.

Jeff’s career evolved from ad copywriter and magazine journalist, to creative director, to bootstrap entrepreneur, to marketing executive for startups.


aerospike_logo_set_horizontal2Aerospike is offering a fully scalable database solution to our startups. It’s faster than Mongo, Cassandra, Redis, etc.

Contact Monica and mention Founders Space Special.

Aerospike is an open source key-value store: the first flash-optimized in-memory NoSQL database with the speed of Redis, scale of Cassandra, and price/performance of flash. It is used as a session store, cookie store, user profile store, id-mapping store, for fraud detection, dynamic pricing, real-time recommendations, real-time bidding, real-time analytics and personalization of user experiences across mobile apps, websites and portals.

Bridge Bank


Bridge Bank is hands-down the most service oriented startup bank. And they’re offering a special package to our startups. It’s the “Bridge to Growth” banking account:


View the Bridge to Growth PDF for more details.

Also, find out more at

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Bob:

* Bob D’Acquisto
* SVP – Market Manager
* p 415.508.2507


KITE’s mission is to help startups get connected to big brands/agencies to help them find customers and partners. They have an AngelList-like platform where startups can get connected directly to decision makers within those big brands. On the service side they help big brands find perfect startup to work with.

All of their services are totally free for startups and they don’t even take any commissions or equity. They get our revenue from those big brands who are their paying customers.

Sheppard Mullin

Sheppard Mullin is offering a startup legal package. Contact Tobin Dommer at and mention Founders Space Special.

The package includes the following:

✔ Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws
✔ Founder’s Stock Purchase Agreements
✔ Stock option plan and form stock option agreements
✔ Indemnification agreement for directors
✔ Standard form agreements
✔ Capitalization table and Stock Certificates
✔ 10% discount on other work

Tobin is a great guy! Super smart and dedicated to helping startups.

Corona Labs

LavaMind, which owns Founders Space, is now using Corona SDK to create our mobile apps.  After a lot of research and testing, we chose Corona because it’s simple and powerful.

Doodle Dash made with the Corona SDK

Doodle Dash made with the Corona SDK

Corona Labs’ Corona SDK is a mobile development framework used for creating native, graphically rich and connected applications for the iPhone, iPad, and Android platforms. Developers use the easy-to-learn Lua language and take advantage of Corona SDK’s APIs to quickly build applications and add advanced functionality, like physics, in just a few lines of code. Corona SDK’s architecture — Lua on top of OpenGL — is very similar to platforms used to develop games from companies like ngmoco and Rovio and delivers very high-performance.

Morrison Foerster

mofoJohnMorrison Foerster has a special package for startup founders. Just contact John Campbell and mention Founders Space.

We strive to be an extremely well-balanced law firm, providing a broad range of services. We are leaders in each of the areas in which we practice. These include litigation, financial services, intellectual property and technology, and transactional work, such as corporate, capital markets and real estate finance representations.