Are you a founder with a product in market and early traction?
Transform your business by joining our 6-month accelerator
Stepping through the program
Get in front of our investment committee
Our 6-month accelerator program suits brilliant entrepreneurs ready to transform and scale their business. If you pass the application stage, you'll be invited to pitch to our investment committee. We'll work with you to help refine your pitch before your pitch date so you have the best possible chance.
A dedicated team of experts
Our team of 100+ mentors and operators are individuals with deep industry, investment, or entrepreneurship experience, here to help you move forward faster, while your team grows.
Here's how we work together
Product & Design
Helping you and your team to build the right product the right way.
Helping shape your strategy and fundraising story, and putting you in front of the right investors.
Strategic and hands-on support growing revenue and building your brand.
Making sure you can recruit and retain a brilliant team that can deliver on your mission.
Helping you design and implement systems that extract knowledge out of data.
Drive growth through partnerships with our corporate partners and other businesses in our network.
The art and science of fundraising, commercial and legal support. Refine your investment story, and master your term sheets, investment agreements, and team incentives.
Publicity & communications
Effectively communicate your startup externally.
Support on high-level R&D strategy, tech stacks all the way to low-level data schemas and hiring.
Access the world's most influential companies
Access to leading innovators in the world’s most influential companies is what we call an unfair advantage. Everything from distribution to data, relationships, credibility and capital. We have 11 Corporate Partners across 4 locations globally.
Helping you succeed is our #1 objective
Marie Chevrier, CEO & Founder
“Founders Factory was a critical part of our acceleration with L’Oreal; the team helped us position our solution in a way that would best align with the global needs of L’Oreal and worked with key stakeholders there to break corporate barriers that would have otherwise likely made it impossible for us to accelerate learnings and successes so quickly. This programme has continued to pay dividends since 2017. "
You may be wondering…
Typically, we're looking for founders with a product in market and early traction. If you are at that stage and are ready to leverage our network and expert team, now's the right time.
We provide support across strategy, ops, bizdev, product, design, tech, growth, PR, brand, fundraising and talent. We're not afraid to roll up our sleeves in the short term while you build your team, if it means you'll move forward, faster.
We invest in start-ups across Beauty, FinTech, Health, Home, Media, Retail, Travel & Ai & Big Data.
When it comes to product, we believe that short term development resource is unsustainable. We'll work with you on your architecture, will help you review code, and will coach your team to deliver a better product. All of which will give you learnings you can take with you after the program.
While formal meetings will pause, you'll continue to leverage our global alumni network and knowledge.
At the very least, we'll help you build relationships with individuals within our partner's organisations, but there is no guarantee of a partnership materialising during the 6-month program. We’re proud of our record so far, but on both sides, people, strategy and objectives can change so it’s not something we can guarantee.
They don't. If a partnership forms with one of our corporate partners, it will be governed by the usual pilot or contract agreements between you and them all of which our team can help with.
Get in front of our investment commitee
We don't run cohorts, so you can join our program whenever it's right for you.