Your cofounder & first believers, in the cloud.

f3 | founders, funders and friends, is the premier startup ecosystem that connects understimated founders, from often overlooked georaphies, with the resources you need to start and grow your company.

Content. Community. Capital. + Code.

Why we're building f3.

Starting a company is lonely no matter who or where you are. 

Most of your friends and family don't understand what you are doing.

If you happen to be located outside of a major startup hub, things are harder.

If you are an "Underestimated" founder things are that much harder. 

f3 is community and platform to find your first true believers.

Become the first believer.

We want to be the first place the smartest founders turn to to validate their ideas, get unstuck and plot world dominattion.

We help fill in your gaps.

We're building tools, processes and a vast network to help early stage founders close thier gaps and blind spots prior to fund raising.

Help level the paying field.

We're building a network of Funders; Indiviudal Investors, Funds and other Creative Capital. They've all self selected to invest in the best diverse founders.

Who we're building this for.

If you identify with one of these personas, we are building this for you.

the ESSENTIALIST

You are a founder by necessity.

You literally had no other choice, this venture can't fail because it means so much to so many people.

the SME-BUILDER

You are world class in your field.

You know your stuff and know there is a big market out there. You just need help putting it all together.

the CORPORATE-REFUGEE

You are done with corporate life.

You've got the pedigree, the network and life skills. Now its time to take a bet on yourself.

The wisdom of a global crowd.

We're building a platform where everyone gains value by adding value.

Everyone contributes something. Everyone gains someting.

We help you get your barings, then build a plan.

Get started in minutes. Then get a complete assessment by an expert. From there, we customize the exprience to your needs.

We help you find great companies to invest in.

We make it easy for you to meet great teams you may not otherwise meet. We make the interactions simple and efficient for everyone.

We provide a safe space to learn, earn and advise.

Many of our founders need Advisors or Technical and Functional Expertise. If you want to pitch in and help, let us know.

How we help founders.

We are founder first at f3.

Everyting we do anchors around this true north.

We are built by founders, for founders like us;

Underestimated, from far away places.

Clearly sort and communicate your idea

Refine and prioritize your next steps

Find and access key people and resources

Identify and bring the right capital to you

How we work with founders.

We work with founders in two primary ways;
Through our global online community and through our paid hands-on program.

Outside of these; we have very limited time; but when ever possible if we can be helpful with an introduction or advice through office hours; we are happy to help.

Open Global Community

We are building a scalable, global platform for all underestimated founders to build with us, regardless of where they live.

High-Touch Program

We run a focused hands-on program multiple times a year for the most promising companies we meet.

Apply to join the Platform or Program

We organize the rest of the community
to help our founders succeed.


Funders

Join the platform. Let us know your investment preferences. We'll work to curate the right teams, with all the relevant data to help you make a quick decision.

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Angels, Super Angels

Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A

Crowd Funding

Non-Dilutive Capital

Friends

Join the platform. Let us know your expertise, interests, availability and motives. We'll work to get you working with our founders in a mutually benefical way.

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Mentors / SME's / Experts

Corporate Innovation

Service Providers

Partner Organizations

How it all comes together.
f3 Community Site. Launching Soon.

We are location agnostic and open by nature. This means we need a custom portal to enbale our community to thrive where ever they live.
This will be the best way to engage with f3 founders, funders and friends.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe founders from all backgrounds can create amazing, world changing companies. Our mission is to improve the conditions that enable ‘underestimated’ founders to succeed. Our goal is to positively impact the likelihood of success for 1 Million companies over the next 10 years.

Underestimated founders come from all parts of the world and from all walks of life. New grads, Corporate refugees, Genius technicians, Perceptive hacker, Social hustler, etc. They are Women, People of Color, Asian, Latino/a, Indigenous, Immigrant, LGBTQ, People with Disabilities and Financially Underprivileged men and women of every race and creed.

Lekan Bashua

Founder & CEO, f3 Network

we've launched before launching

We've already started working with some amazing founders.

We've been refinig our model, our programing, meeting new founders, advisors and investors.
Join our rooms and events on ClubHouse.
Here a re a few of the amazing founders you should meet.

Eugene Tawiah

Founder & CEO, SecondStax
Invest directly in stocks & bonds across Africa.

Celia Campbell

Founder & CEO, Pawndr

Long distantance pet transportation made easy.

Michael Okaredje

Founder & CEO, Pick Me Up
Ride haili ng & Super app for West Africa.

We're excited to see what you're building.

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