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 these three formal ways; Through our global online community, through our accelerator and through our venture studio.

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.

Global Community

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

Anywhere Accelerator

We run a focused 60 day accelerator program multiple times a year for the most promising companies we meet.

Venture Studio

We have ideas / themes we want to exist.

We have funders who want to fund them.

We recruit a founding team to build them.

Apply for our Accelerator & Venture Studio Now

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

What you get.

Founders

Company Page
Pitch Deck
Advisor Matching
Startup Assessment
Founder Masterminds
Investor Matching
Accelerator Program
Venture Studio
Financial Modeling (soon)
Data Room (soon)
Media Library (soon)

Funders

Thesis / Preferences
Curated Deal Flow
Verified Company Data
Unique & Complete Data
Group Due Diligence
Deal Memos (soon)
Deal Sourcing API (soon)

Friends

Community Contribution
Teach a Session
Earn Equity as an Advisor
Apply as an Expert
Grow Your Brand & Network
Get Paid Projects
Learn New Skills & Grow

How it all comes together.
Community Anywhere & Everywhere.

We are location agnostic and open by nature. This means we are building a lot of tech to enable distributed teams to connect with each other from anywhere and IRL. Our team has extensive experiences building Workplaces, Coworking, Virtual and Physical Expereiences, Asynchronous comms tools and Hospitality.

Founders

Get started anywhere. Answer a few questions to get your company page started. Complete an assessment; and you are off to the races.

Friends

Start casually contributing to the community. Attend events or join a dilligence committe. When you are ready, become an advisor.

Funders

Once signed up. We get a steady stream of intersting companies to fund. It anything piques your interest, just let the team know.

Everyone

We make it easy to connect, communicate, evaluate and make decisions. We help everyone use their time as wisely as possible.

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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