Gifts Entrepreneurs Simply Can’t Resist

Posted by Katie Pang /December 15, 2014 / Advisors, Announcements, Hot Topics

It’s that time of year again – the streets are filled with decorations, ugly sweater parties are abound and the family will arrive any day now. And yet you’re still working your a** off! Ya, we get it. So this year instead of making a list of what you could get your team we decided to get you (entrepreneurs at every stage) a gift – or 5.  We’re excited to introduce you to #BeGifted - in partnership with five amazing partners (from Mixpanel to InVisionApp) we’re giving you access to different services and products you need and want daily.  Plus, two lucky members will win the grand prize: 1:1 advisory sessions 5 with world-class advisors. Five days, Five entrepreneurial gifts, Five world-class advisors…just for being a FounderDating member. No catch.

This is how it works:

Step 1: Click on “Get These Gifts” on FD
Step 2: Register or Sign in to FD
Step 3: Check your email & obtain the prizes

Yes, really that simple.

Five Gifts Entrepreneurs Can’t Resist

invision-logo-pink InVisionapp is the world’s most powerful design collaboration platform, giving you everything you need from  prototype, review, test, and track progress.

Intercom2Intercom provides the easiest way for web and mobile businesses to personally communicate with their users.

scripted-high-res     Scripted is the leading provider of original written content.

Boosted Board, the super snowboard that makes public BoostedLogo_Mackey_InternationalOrange-page-0transit that much cooler.

Mixpanel2 Mixpanel is most advanced analytics platform for mobile & web.


But we’re about access to resources AND people, so of course there is more. You also have the opportunity to enter in our Grand Prize drawing; a 1:1 session with all of five featured advisors that are experts in their fields:

Featured Advisors


Chris Messina
Chris is a designer and technologist based in San Francisco. He previously worked at Google, started the BarCamp and co-working communities, and advanced a number of important open and social web technologies.

Fun Fact: “I invented the hashtag.”

Renee DiResta
Renee is a Principal at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. She’s most excited about hardware, connected devices, and logistics. She was previously a trader at Jane Street Capital.

Fun Fact: “I love funding innovation…enabling entrepreneurs to realize their dream of building a product that changes the world.”

Jim Franklin Jim Franklin
Jim serves on several tech company boards, does angel investing and has been helping to start and growth companies since 1992. Jim was most recently the CEO of SendGrid and previously was the CEO of Decisioneering, the makers of Crystal Ball software, now a part of Oracle. Jim has accounting, law and MBA degrees all from the College of William and Mary. When not working with startups, Jim likes to sail, trail run or drive his Defender 110 in the mountains above Boulder, CO.

Fun Fact: Former Teaching Tennis Professional.

jbatpicJohn Battelle
John is the Founder and Chairman of NewCo Festivals, Inc, and Chair of sovrn Holdings, Inc. He is also a Board Director of Acxiom, Inc., a NYSE-listed public company, and a Director at Chute Inc.

Best known for his work creating media properties, John founded Federated Media Publishing in 2005 and served as CEO and Chairman until the company was acquired in early 2014. In addition, John was the Co-Founder, Executive Producer and Program Chair of the Web 2 Summit, the Chairman and CEO of Standard Media International (SMI), publisher of The Industry Standard and, and Co-Founding Editor of Wired magazine and Wired Ventures.

Fun Fact: “I’m an amateur drummer in a bad garage band.”

ThawarFarhan Thawar
Farhan is Ex-Waterloo, Ex-Trilogy, Ex-Microsoft, Ex-Achievers, acquired @XtremeLabs. Currently VP of Engineering @Pivotal. Everything you know is wrong.

Fun Fact: “I’ll try anything twice.”


Here’s the best part. Each shared link allows people to join as new members to our high quality network of entrepreneurs, advisors and cofounders. And new members get instant access to the  five gifts as well! Just our way of saying Thank You. So what are you waiting for?

Get The Gifts For  Entrepreneurs.