We are a startup studio. We partner with incredible entrepreneurs to build products and companies that improve how we work.

Our mission is to be the best possible co-founder for ambitious entrepreneurs on the journey from Zero to Traction.

We are a pre-angel, pre-seed, pre-accelerator.

We work hands-on on product strategy, design, development and distribution, and help the founders scale to independent companies when they gain traction.

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A platform of experts

When you build a company with us, you work directly with our core team for the first 12-18 months. You also become part of a network of 100+ amazing people from different teams, backgrounds and nationalities across the portfolio.

Design

From pre-concept workshops and user research to obsessing over visual details, we're with you every step along the way.

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Development

Hack! Learn! Share! From Slack to lunches to lazer quest nights and meetups, our dev family is tight.

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Growth

Once you’ve built it, you need to tell the world! We help you position, pitch and push your company.

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Finance & legal

It ain’t fun, but we gotta do it. From budgets to paperwork to incorporating, we get you set up.

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Recruiting

This is one of the toughest jobs for founders. Find and recruit talent via our network and processes.

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Our Process

We believe in testing new ideas fast by building prototypes. We always gain valuable knowledge from prototypes — even the ones that we decide not to move forward with. We fund all projects for the first 12–24 months.

Our Process

Building is part of generating ideas. We believe in launching early and iterating fast. We fund all products for the first 12–24 months.

Exploration

Explore a problem, identify unmet needs and define areas of opportunity.

Generation

Come up with different solutions (angles) to approach the problem.

Discovery

Build, pitch and throw away fast. The first idea is always wrong.

Validation

Iteratively build a real product that a first set of customers use, pay for and love.

Jakob Marovt

Jakob is working on Cuely at Founders after previously working with several B2B SaaS companies in Copenhagen.

I’ve worked in several early stage startups. What attracted me to Founders was the opportunity to work on new ideas that might turn into companies - from scratch. No existing codebase, no bugs … but also no customers. It’s entirely up to you to shape the product and actually realize some of the products that you’ve wanted for so long to exist in the world.

Jakob Marovt

Want to build something meaningful?

If you think that people and ideas can change the world, and aren't afraid to start from scratch, this is the place for you.

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Founders is a family! These are the doers, hackers, dreamers and creatives making ideas possible.

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