The Global Startup Accelerator & Incubator: San Francisco, Silicon Valley & China!

Venture Capital

Founders Space is ranked a Top 10 Accelerator in Forbes, Entrepreneur and Inc. Magazine.

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Why Do Founders Love Us?

  • Comprehensive programs taught by entrepreneurs who’ve done it all
  • Community of founders who are passionate about helping one another
  • Co-working space to collaborate with your cohorts during our programs
  • Network of top advisors, growth hackers, lawyers, angels & marketing pros
  • Access to our events, lectures and workshops

But don’t just take our word for it. See what other founders have to say!

Co-Working

Founders Space and its partner SOMAcentral run a vibrant global startup community. We are known for attracting world-class startups, investors and corporate partners. Below is a list of some of the startups that have been in the co-working space:

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Make Elephants Fly
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Make Elephants Fly reveals the process of radical innovation. Drawing on case studies from the most innovative startups in Silicon Valley, this step-by-step guide shows you how to develop, validate and launch your next huge idea.

    ♦ “This is a must read for anyone who wants to imagine what it is like to have all the brains in Hoffman’s enterprise innovating while they work.”
    Tim Draper, Founder of DFJ, Forbes Midas List of Top Venture Capitalists

    ♦ “As an experienced entrepreneur and coach of many startups, Hoffman provides a roadmap and set of tools that can help both entrepreneurs and executives master the art of innovation.”
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    ♦ “With so much going against you as an entrepreneur, prep for the adventure by first reading Hoffman’s Make Elephants Fly to gain key insights and increase your chances of success.”
    Howard Hartenbaum, Partner at August Capital, Forbes Midas List of Top Venture Capitalists, founding investor in Skype

VCs & Angels

VC firms and angel groups that have participated in Founders Space include…

  • Samsung Ventures
  • First Round Capital
  • Citi Ventures
  • Lightspeed Ventures
  • Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • August Capital
  • Norwest Venture Partners
  • Garage Technology Ventures
  • Allegis Capital
  • Venrock
  • Crosslink Capital
  • Mayfield Fund
  • Rustic Canyon Ventures
  • Circini Partners
  • DBL Investors
  • Handmade Ventures
  • ScaleVP
  • Venrock
  • Intel Capital
  • Polaris Venture Partners
  • Granite Ventures
  • Blumberg Capital
  • Leapfrog Ventures
  • BlueRun Ventures
  • Granite Ventures
  • Vodafone Ventures
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • Clearstone Ventures
  • Golden Seeds
  • Opus Capital
  • Sigma West Venture Capital
  • Qualcomm Ventures
  • Wavepoint Ventures
  • Angels Forum
  • Illuminate Ventures
  • Band of Angels
  • Sand Hill Angels
  • ONSET Ventures
  • Koffler Ventures
  • Thomvest Ventures
  • ff Venture Capital
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • Tugboat Ventures
  • Javelin Venture Partners
  • Emergence Capital
  • Shoreline Ventures
  • Halo Funds
  • Freestyle Capital
  • Blumberg Capital
  • Stripes Group, Venture Capital
  • Mohr Davidow Ventures
  • Greylock Capital
  • Walden Venture Capital
  • Doll Capital

Mentors include…

    Giddings

    John Giddings
    Angel Investor

    Gee

    Shirley Gee
    Due Diligence

    Wasti

    Ali Wasti
    Venture Capital

    Martyn Crew

    Martyn Crew
    Marketing

    Roger Royse

    Roger Royse
    Legal

    Monica Pal

    Monica Pal
    Infrastructure

    Greg

    Greg Viloria
    PR

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    Allesandro Zago
    Expansion

Speakers include…

    Howard Hartenbaum

    Howard Hartenbaum
    August Capital

    Charles Hudson

    Charles Hudson
    SoftTech VC

    Carol Sands

    Carol Sands
    The Angels' Forum

    Bob Ackerman

    Bob Ackerman
    Allegis Capital

    Brian Ascher

    Brian Ascher
    Venrock

    Sharon Wienbar

    Sharon Wienbar
    ScaleVP

    Bill Reichert

    Bill Reichert
    Garage Ventures

    Jay Eum

    Jay Eum
    TransLink Capital

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    Una Ryan
    Golden Seeds

    Ron Weissman

    Ron Weissman
    Band of Angels

 

Investor Pitches

Throughout the year, we invite entrepreneurs to pitch our Global Investor Network, which includes angels, VCs and corporate venture capital. These pitches are open to the top 5% of startups who apply.


 

Location

We’re located at 450 Townsend Street in the heart of San Francisco’s startup district. Take a virtual tour.