"The most important thing to be successful in business is to have the right people."
- William Sahlman
Harvard Business School Professor of Entrepreneurship
FoundersHookup's goal is to connect you with GREAT people to seed high quality DNA into your venture from Day One. We screen applicants and only present the highest caliber Internet founder prospects. We also prioritize connections based on a residency-match system. You rank the other co-founders, they rank you, and the lowest matched pairs get connected first. You can meet / chat on your own schedule, and also are invited to weekly forums (currently in the SF Bay Area) especially arranged for FoundersHookup speed dates
We match the lowest-ranked pairs based on a residency-match system (made popular by medical residency programs). If you ranked someone else as your top choice, and they ranked you as well as their top choice, the pairing of you two would get a score of "2". If you ranked them 20th, and they ranked you 1st, your pair matching would have a score of "21." The lowest ranked pairs are matched until a founder has 5 matched pairs.
We encourage you to use FoundersHookup for a few weeks. Each week there will be more opportunities to find new matches.
If you an unsatisfied for any reason, we will refund your payment with no questions asked. Ask for a refund (within 30 days of the end of your membership) by sending an email from your paypal account to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject REFUND REQUEST in the subject.
No, FoundersHookup is global. If the founder prospects are in the SF Bay Area, we have forums specifically designed for your dates which you are encouraged, but not obligated to use. Dates over skype, or at your preferred meeting spot, are also favorites of our founder prospects! We will be rolling out forums in other parts of the world if there is interest.
A member of the investment team at Norwest Venture Partners, Amit focuses on early to late stage venture investments across a wide range of sectors, with an emphasis on consumer Internet. Prior to joining NVP, Amit spent four years at Google. Amit holds an MBA from Harvard Business School as well as a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Informatics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (major) and Biology (minor) from Stanford University.
The President-Elect of the Harvard Club of San Francisco, Augie is a Coroporate Attorney at Orrick's Silicon Valey Office. Augie graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1995 and pursued graduate studies in theological history at Harvard University before getting his JD from UC Hastings.
An active member of the MIT Alumni association, Murali is a senior software engineer at AppDynamics, and former Internet Services Chair at the California Clean Tech Open. Murali holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science from MIT.
Johanna is the President of the Yale Club of Silicon Valley. Johanna is also an alumnus of Bain & Company, Goldman Sachs, Stanford GSB, NYU, and Yale.
This is an iterative work-in-progress. We welcome your feedback!
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