Build a startup from scratch in our Venture Studio in London
We're investing in idea-stage founders looking to solve global problems using technology. Join us in London.Entrepreneurs, tell us about your idea
A fast-track for talented entrepreneurs
Go from idea to scale, without traditional risks
We’ve spent years perfecting a platform that shortcuts - and de-risks - building a business from scratch. We bring together bold ideas, exceptional entrepreneurs, capital, expert operational support, and the scale of our corporate partners, to turn bold ideas into venture-backable businesses.
Born in our studio in London
The global household green-cleaning market is expected to grow to £21B in the next few years. Our vision was to curate the best possible products and apply an innovative closed-loop model to Bower Collective’s packaging in order to reduce plastic waste. Combining Reckitt Benckiser's know-how of FMCG and logistics, with Nick and Marcus’ knowledge of sustainability and packaging, we knew we had a winning combination that would help us achieve a leadership position in the market.
Nick and Markus built their business in our Venture Studio, in collaboration with our partner Reckitt Benckiser
In partnership with the world's most influential companies
The businesses we build in our Venture Studio are born out of focus areas identified with our corporate partners. While you build the business, you'll have access to anything from distribution to data, relationships, credibility and capital.
In London, we are currently investing in Beauty, FinTech, Home, Media, Retail, Travel & Ai & Big Data.
Work with our expert team while your team grows
Our team of 100+ mentors and operators are individuals with deep industry, investment, or entrepreneurship experience, here to help you get to market while your team grows.
Born in our Studio
Bower Collective is an e-commerce platform for home and personal care products that makes it easy for people to eliminate plastic waste and live a more sustainable life.
BRB is a new way to travel, go somewhere new in Europe every 4 months with flights and hotels sorted. Pay monthly and take the hassle out of budgeting for your getaways.
We are combining the best of audio storytelling with the richness of the web, creating a next-generation platform for rich audio content.
Poplar makes creating Augmented Reality content simple. They activate a community of over 600 AR creators to produce awesome experiences on behalf of brands. Their clients include Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, King, Wargaming, Warner Bros, Fox, L’Oréal, Disney and RB, among others.
You may be wondering…
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.
We invest 250k in capital combined with 12 months of bespoke support for 25% equity.
In London, we are currently building startups in Beauty, FinTech, Home, Media, Retail, Travel & Ai & Big Data.
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.
Each new venture will have a board comprising of senior members of the Founders Factory operations team (and potentially external observers). The board has a dual responsibility to represent the Founders Factory investment and provide support & advice to the founding team.
You'll also receive hands-on support in strategy, ops, bizdev, product, design, tech, growth, PR, brand, fundraising and talent. We don't charge for our support, but if you need a developer or a designer full time then we have them available to you for extremely friendly rates.
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, co-located with other companies participating in the programme. This includes perks such as catered lunch and a beer fridge. 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.
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.