The most concrete roadmap to fundraising

100% no BS

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Join our next cohort

The most concrete roadmap to fundraising

100% no BS.
Join our next cohort
Join our next cohort
Join our next cohort

The reason why our acceleration works is because it is built on three core principles

Done For You

We do the heavy lifting of finding investors for you through our investor generation machine.

Done With You

We build your pitch deck, business plan and storytelling together with our experts.

Done It Yourself

All you have to do is follow the roadmap, show up to the meetings and pitch investors.

During the 6 months acceleration,
you will get access to

SF Mentor: Unlimited access to fundraising gurus one-on-one

  • Get guidance and personalized advice from seasoned startup veterans whenever you hit a roadblock.
  • Receive personalized feedback via easily accessible and interactive Loom videos.
  • Navigate your startup journey confidently, armed with expert advice at your fingertips.
Tarek Dadi
CEO Qantev
Eyal Lavin
MD Chausson
Amine Bounoughaz
Forbes 30U30 & Ex McKinsey
Walid Behar
Forbes 30U30 & Ex M&A Banker
Joao Cardoso
CEO Lovys
Pierre Maffei
Web3 fundraising

SF Mentor: Unlimited access to fundraising gurus one-on-one

  • Get guidance and personalized advice from seasoned startup veterans whenever you hit a roadblock.
  • Receive personalized feedback via easily accessible and interactive Loom videos.
  • Navigate your startup journey confidently, armed with expert advice at your fingertips.

SF Mastermind: Regular Mastermind for growth, networking and success

  • Immerse yourself in collaborative brainstorming with like-minded entrepreneurs.
  • Gain unique insights from leading entrepreneurs anchoring each session.
  • Ask questions, share experiences, and unlock the collective wisdom of the Starfounders community.
  • Network and forge meaningful connections, laying the foundation for potential collaborations.

SF Learn: 24/7 access to the Netflix of startup fundraising

  • Dive into an extensive pool of resources, available anytime, anywhere.
  • Master startup building and fundraising through diverse, curated content and nonbullshit content.
  • Learn at your own pace, streamline your efforts, and accelerate your startup's growth trajectory.
  • Stay at the cutting-edge of startup trends, equipping yourself with game-changing strategies and insights.

SF Learn: 24/7 access to the Netflix of startup fundraising

  • Dive into an extensive pool of resources, available anytime, anywhere.
  • Master startup building and fundraising through diverse, curated content and nonbullshit content.
  • Learn at your own pace, streamline your efforts, and accelerate your startup's growth trajectory.
  • Stay at the cutting-edge of startup trends, equipping yourself with game-changing strategies and insights.
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FAQ

I lack an investor network. Can I still raise funds?
Absolutely! We've guided many entrepreneurs, just like you, to successfully raise capital without a pre-established investor network. With the right knowledge of startup fundraising, you don't need an initial network.
I don't have a product yet. Can I still raise money? 
Yes, you can! At Starfounders, we believe in the power of vision. 60% of our founders secure funding at the idea stage. Remember that a captivating story and a promising vision can attract investment even without a product or traction.
Will Starfounders connect me with investors?
Beyond introducing you to potential investors in our network, we equip you with the skills to identify and approach suitable investors independently. Why just give you a fish when we can teach you to fish?
I've previously failed at raising a round. Can Starfounders still help me?
Absolutely. At Starfounders, we believe in turning failures into learning opportunities. Our program demystifies the art of fundraising, and our past participants have successfully raised amounts ranging from $200K to $3M after failing their initial rounds.
What are the steps of the Starfounders admission process?
At Starfounders, our admission process is a 5-step journey designed to ensure we find the right fit between our expertise and your vision:
1. Fill out a short form and book an appointment.
2. Have a 15-minute interview with one of our portfolio managers.
3. Dive deeper in a 45-minute interview with one of our mentors or experts.
4. Our admission committee reviews your application.
5. During a results announcement call, you'll either be selected and admitted or provided with valuable feedback on your application.
Why is Starfounders selective about the startups it admits to the program?
At Starfounders, we believe in investing our resources where they can make the most impact. Therefore, we're selective about the startups we admit, focusing on projects where we believe in the founder and the market opportunity.

Our goal is not just to run an accelerator but to foster successful relationships and cultivate growth. Additionally, being selective ensures the quality of our mentors, experts, and resources remain high. We're committed to offering a high-value, personalized experience to all our participants, which necessitates limited, focused enrollment.
How is the Starfounders program structured? 
Our program revolves around three main components:
  • Done For You: We handle the toughest aspects such as finding investors and generating appointments.
  • Done With You: We assist you in crafting an effective pitch deck by sharing easy-to-fill templates and providing feedback.
  • Do It Yourself: You pitch to the investors, with our team providing feedback on your recorded calls to improve your pitching skills.
Is Starfounders suitable for me if I'm only at the idea stage?
Absolutely! It's crucial to start fundraising efforts at least 4-6 months before launching your round. The sooner you start, the better prepared you'll be.
How long does it typically take to raise funds?
Typically, startups in our program secure funding within 2 to 6 months, with the average being 3-4 months.
Will Starfounders assist me in creating my pitch deck?
Absolutely! We provide proven templates for clear and professional pitch decks and offer constructive feedback to refine your deck and financial model.
Can I join Starfounders at any stage of my fundraising process?
‍Yes! Our acceleration works at any stage of the fundraising process. Depending on your current status, we'll customize a roadmap to jump-start your fundraising, from honing your story and pitch deck to generating investor leads and teaching you how to close effectively