If selected, the membership would be $1890/yr

This is for high quality founders (Stanford, YC alums, prev exits, etc.) looking for curated community

Members get access to...

Curated Coffee Chats

Need to talk to someone connected to a16z?
We will intro you to the member who raised from them.
- Ananya finished her raise because she met John (raised 100m from a16z, etc.) in these chats (THEY HANG OUT EVERY WEEK!)
- Orri raised $500k from Tim Draper bc he met a member who introduced him to the Tim Draper accelerator
- Stealth female solo founder got 6 figure paying B2B customers cuz she met Rishi (YC) in these curated coffee calls


Trouble closing sales?
Come to B2B Sales Jam and get advice from Josh (closed 2.76m in Sales)
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- Luigi (YC) raised 1.5m after meeting Charles (4m funded) at the Pitch Deck Review
- Frankie got his first sales after meeting Christina (400k ARR) at Product Feedback
- Pat decided to raise his Series A after meeting Ben (100m raised) at Ben's Office Hours

Discord Community

Stuck on finding Angels?
We'll tag all the relevant members (who've raised angel capital) until your question gets answered.
- Harsh Gupta got 100k Angel Check after getting advice from members on Discord
- Harsha got $100k in paying customers + funding after meeting Pat over discord, who became his advisor.
- Maddie got $4k sponsorship deal with a VC because Nils + Christina helped with her proposal over discord

Community Driven Results

Luigi (YC)
Joined with 0 paying customers, 0 funding.

Got 1.5 million in funding and closed $150k ARR after 8 months.

"First paying enterprise client is in the bag! Wouldn’t haven been possible with founders cafe and you beautiful people."

"Will say that @Charles Javelona recommendation for SPIN selling was huge for this. Also practicing it with @Chris Dang was instrumental"

666 messages on discord
Solo female founder (Princeton)
Joined with 0 paying customers, 0 funding.

Raised 1.4m and closed $200k ARR+ after 6 months.

"hey maddie, just wanted to let you know that i met with claire from boxgroup and ian/arash/ajay from pear last week... i've spoken with a lot of investors by now, and they were some of the best that i've spoken with. thanks again for helping with the intro"

"also wanted to let you know that david and i started working together! we're trying out a trial period to make sure we both like each other, but he is great. he's super smart and also seems excited about the vision of my startup. thank you so much for making the introduction! i appreciate all of your help. it's really made a big difference!"

"btw, david is going to join full time at my startup! his references went really well and so did my conversation with jon. thanks so much for taking the time to help me with this, i am so excited to start working with him!"

136 messages on discord.

she flew out to see me :D
Orri (Dragon Dens)
Joined with $50k in revenue, $100k funding.

Raised 1M after 7 months.

"yo idk how ur able to be 10x as helpful as launch house"

"The other maddie you introduced me to made some insane intros for me, Founder of scentbird, founder of Juul, and two VC's, one of which is interested"

"I’ve found that FC has been a pretty decent resource in terms of connecting with founders and exchanging value which is awesome cuz that’s what I was hoping for"

386 messages on discord


Maddie Wang founders of founders cafe solo founder
Maddie Wang
Gay / Solo-Founder / Stanford Dropout

I'm building Founders Cafe because as a solo founder, it can be very isolating. Last year, I lost 4 co-founders and a best friend on a previous startup.

Previously built a Minecraft Server ($61k), Amazon Store ($120k), and Queer Chart, where I met my girlfriend & close friends.

If you're interested in joining the Founders Cafe, let's talk and if it's a good fit, down to invite you!
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