Entrepreneurship is hard. I don’t need to convince
anyone most people of that. Bringing an idea to life, growing it, raising money (or deciding not to), building a team, getting rejected, hiring and firing. There is no way around it. But the way through is having access to the right people and resources at the right time. About four years ago we set out to democratize access to people and information for all entrepreneurs. We wanted to ensure that it wasn’t just a small subset of people in particular geographies that had preferred access to people and experiential information – that is the learnings and lessons from others who have been through it before.
We’ve come a long way. We’ve built the largest people network of entrepreneurs and advisors. Thousands of companies have been started (like Refresh and Floquast). FD:Discuss is a wealth of community generated information and experiences that boasts 90% response rate and 3-5 answers to questions in under a few hours. As we looked at “what’s next?” we decided we wanted to go bigger, much bigger. And so today, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re joining forces with OneVest.
Together, FouderDating and OneVest will form the largest platform to aid entrepreneurs from team formation through funding and beyond. Our reach will now include everything from cofounder and advisor matching to online education through CoFoundersLab Learning Center and funding via 1000 Angles. A one-stop community where entrepreneurs can find the resources they need to thrive.
For now, FounderDating members will experience no change. In the coming months, the community will be combined under the CoFoundersLab brand to create the ultimate platform where company creation and growth is fortified.
People have long been and will continue to be the most important part of starting and building companies – whether you’re building a big or small company, whether or not you’ve done it before, no matter the vertical you’re in. FounderDating + Onevest is poised to make sure everyone has access to the people they need and are better setup for success.
A huge thank you to the entire team, present and past, and our investors and advisors.