Stepping through the program
Apply, get to know us, then pitch for the program
We want to make sure you understand how we could work together on the program. For that to happen we need to have a good understanding of your business. If we both feel that it’s right we will get you to come in and pitch to us and the corporate partner for the sector.
Here's the team that run the programs for our founders
Each of them bring deep knowledge and extensive networks within the sectors they work in. They will be your main point of contact when on the program. Helping shape your strategy as well as pulling the right support around you from our team and investors.
With our team and yours nothing's too ambitious
We're your ready-made team of experts so that you have the rights skills to take your business forward. In each of our functions, we're perfecting our craft so that you can build on top of our collective knowledge.
Here's how we work together
Product & Design
We help you and your team to build the right product the right way.
Support on high-level R&D strategy, tech stacks all the way to low-level data schemas and hiring.
No matter what type of customers you have we help acquire them, keep them engaged and ultimately get them to refer others.
Helping shape your strategy and fundraising story. Then getting you to tell it to the right people so you can get funded.
Making sure you can recruit and retain a brilliant team that can deliver on your mission.
We help you design and implement systems that extract knowledge out of data.
We help our startups to set up strong commercial practices and help them drive growth through partnerships with our investors and other businesses in our network.
We’re a team of ex-lawyers who give legal and commercial support on a wide variety of subjects. Tax, equity incentives, contracts, terms and lot’s more.
Publicity & communications
We support you in effectively communicating your startup externally.
Working with our investors
Our corporates are all household names with huge scale, now imagine them being put to work for your start-up. We call that unfair advantage. With their market insights, relationships, purchasing power, data, distribution channels and further capital up for grabs your startup could find itself with a completely unique edge. We make sure you're in the right place to make it happen.
You may be wondering…
We make the decisions on how to support your startup with you. Often we will roll up our sleeves and do the work alongside you. Other times you can think about us more like a coach. This means you’ll be learning from specialists whilst doing the work that will move your startup forward.
We don't. We believe that short term development resource is an unsustainable way to build your product. What’s more helpful is working with you on your architecture and helping review code. As well as coaching your team deliver a better product. All of which will give you learnings you can take with you after the program.
We say to our founders, ‘the only thing that will change once you’ve finished the program, is we’ll stop having the formal meetings.’ We will however need to prioritise the companies that are currently on the program though, so sometimes you may need to be a bit patient. You’ll also be invited our events and get all of the benefits of being in our network.
No, there is no guarantee of this. Our partners agree which startups join our program, and will consult the relevant people to line up a partnership. We work with you and our partners to make these partnerships happen quicker. 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 guarentee.
Nope, they invest in Founders Factory to meet and work with startups like yours. Ultimately, any partnership with our corporate investors will be governed by the usual pilot or contract agreements between you and them all of which our team can help with.
We find it best working with teams who have have some early signs they’re on to something and a small team that have the capacity to work with ours. But ultimately, if you’re a great team, doing something interesting with technology, in a big or growing market, that our partners and ourselves think we can make a material difference too. Then we are interested in working together. Any which way make sure to reach out, we could help you with a missing piece of that puzzle.
Scale your business with us
Use our team and partners to go further faster.