We're investing in startups solving the world's most significant climate challenges. A remote first pre/seed investment program, operated out of Bratislava, for green-tech startups with global solutions to sustainability.Apply Now
What we offer
€250k cash investment
Operated out of our European hub, you’ll receive €250k in capital combined with six months of bespoke support and platform access for life, in return for equity.
We’re looking for pre-seed/seed-stage companies worldwide, with a product in market and early traction.
6-months of bespoke support
We design and implement a six-month program completely tailored to your startup's needs and growth objectives.
Our global team are individuals with deep industry, investment and entrepreneurship experience, and have worked with nearly 200 startups across all stages.
Access to a world-class network
The Founders Factory network is made up of 100+ corporates, investors across different stages, geographies, and sectors and a strong community of fellow founders.
We're bringing together the best minds to support entrepreneurs taking on this global climate challenge.
Our Sustainability Seed Program is a collaboration between Founders Factory and the team behind G-Force - including investors Boris Zeleny (serial entrepreneur and key figure behind AVG, sold to AVAST for $1.4bn), Marian Gazdik (Startup Grind), Peter Kulloi & Miklos Kobor.
Our areas of focus
We've identified five areas that will play a key role in driving change in our towns and cities, in our everyday lives and in what we consume.
If you are working towards ambitious goals in any of the below areas, apply to join our Seed Program
Sustainable housing & manufacturing
Carbon/methane capture & storage
Sustainable food & feed production
You'll receive support across every startup function
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.
Leverage our global network for life
We have a wider network of 100+ corporates, investors across different stages, geographies and sectors, and a strong community of fellow founders.
Helping you succeed is our #1 objective
Dr Kyle Grant and Tom de Wilton, Co-founders
"Founders Factory turned out to be a real leg-up for our business. We received mentorship from some of the best minds at Reckitt Benckiser (RB), and we're soon to launch a game-changing partnership with one of their household brands.
Not to mention how Founders Factory equipped us with the skills and know-how to scale our business into two new cities and hire our first team. "
You may be wondering…
We're looking for founders with a product in market and early traction, typically at pre-seed to seed-stage in funding. If you are at that stage and are ready to leverage our 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.
You'll also have access to our global network of corporate partners, brands, investors and fellow founders from day one.
Our program can be run in person or virtually, so we're accepting applications from all locations worldwide.
Together with the team behind G-Force, we'll build you a 6-month bespoke program, invest €150k in capital for 15% equity.
These terms are different to our flagship accelerator program.
While formal meetings will pause, you'll continue to leverage our global alumni network and knowledge. The Founders Factory network extends across 100+ corporates, investors across different stages, geographies and sectors, and a strong community of fellow founders.