A unique way to start a business, with reduced risk
A dedicated team of experts to take your product to market
You'll join our dedicated studio team to validate your idea and build out the product alongside a team of functional experts across product, tech, design, growth, brand, talent, finance and partnerships.
When you're ready, we will help you hire top talent to take you to the next stage.
Capital and a competitive founder salary
We invest £250k in two tranches alongside 12 months support, which includes joining our Accelerator when you are ready to scale.
You can draw a salary from this funding which means you don't need to worry about fundraising early on and can focus on building and getting to market.
Access to the world's most influential partners & network
Alongside our partners such as Reckitt, Aviva, and Nesta - Founders Factory and its sister organisations have built the largest technology ecosystem in Europe.
We will unlock significant value from our network of investors, partners and founders across geographies, and we'll help you to raise your next rounds of capital to rapidly scale.
Based in London, but building globally
Most of our team work from our global hub in London, but we're building businesses globally.
Born in our UK Venture Studio
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Work with us on the future of...
The businesses we build in our Venture Studio are born out of trends and focus areas identified together with our partners.
Born in our UK studio
Work with our expert team while your team grows
Our team of mentors and operators are individuals with deep industry, investment, or entrepreneurship experience, here to help you get to market while your team grows.
Put yourself forward
If you're just starting something or even if it’s just a passing thought, we want to hear about it.
See what we're building
We're working on multiple concepts that solve big problems for our corporate partners, and are looking for founders to run them.
You may be wondering…
Typically, a venture studio turns ideas that are sourced and vetted within the organisation, into venture-backable businesses - hiring a CEO and founding team when the time is right. At Founders Factory, we believe some of the best ideas come from entrepreneurs and real-life experiences, so we welcome entrepreneurs to apply to join our studio to build a business with us, right from the beginning.
That means that together we will validate your idea, build out the MVP, test, iterate and acquire your first customers. And when you're ready, we'll help you accelerate your launch and hire your founding team.
We're looking for ambitious entrepreneurs who want to use technology to make a big impact. If you have an idea but haven't yet built the product or MVP, now's the right time.
If you don't have an existing idea, take a look at our careers page to run a concept we're already working on. If you already have a product in market and early traction, take a look at our startup accelerator.
We invest £250k in two tranches and provide 12 months support for an initial 25% equity. You'll join a bespoke studio team for 6 months who will help you validate your product concept and build out an MVP - as you prepare to launch, we'll incorporate your venture as an independent company and deploy the second tranch of capital into your business.
Whilst in build, Founders Factory will pay you up to £50k in salary and cover any costs incurred externally.
Each new venture will be supported by a dedicated studio team. Our skill sets include product, design, talent, data science, engineering, growth, fundraising, and corporate partnerships.
Until the business is incorporated, we'll give you an employment contract with Founders Factory.
On average our founders pay themselves no more than £50k. Your own salary is part of the budget and subsequent funding.
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 we can help with.
Founders Factory will provide office space, alongside other companies participating in the program. Here you'll be a part of the FF community, with events and other perks available. For the full duration of the Studio Program, we can offer up to 4 desks if needed full time and otherwise hot desks are available for your team. Further seats are available at cost or at the discretion of Founders Factory.