FAIRFUNDERS


A 501(c)(3) NONPROFIT ON A MISSION TO HELP UNDERREPRESENTED FOUNDERS BUILD SUCCESSFUL STARTUPS AND CONNECT WITH INVESTORS.


 

WE ADVOCATE FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE STARTUP COMMUNITY & THE VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY.

 

WHO ARE WE?

We are a Y Combinator alumna, 

a new Venture Partner at Pioneer Fund,

an NSF SBIR grant awardee,

and a psychotherapist-turned-founder.


Together, we're committed to increasing the number of diverse teams of startup founders who successfully raise funding.

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

INVESTOR CONNECTIONS

At our exclusive, online Founder Access to VCs Events (FAVEs), we enable underrepresented founders to have an equal opportunity to connect with investors—

no warm intros or elite networks required.

BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS

Got a startup problem to solve?

We've found that the best startup advice comes from other founders. Schedule a free session with a fellow founder, or schedule a session with FairFunders for a modest donation.

PITCH DECK REVIEW

Share your pitch deck with investors and fellow founders and receive honest, constructive feedback.

You control whether founders, investors, and/or

FairFunders Advisors see your deck.

FAIRFUNDERS LIST

Each month, we put together a list of investors who fund diverse teams of founders. If you know (or are) an investor who is committed to diversity and inclusion in their portfolio, we'd love to hear from you.

WE’RE PROUD TO HAVE FEATURED INVESTORS
FROM THESE FIRMS AT FOUNDER ACCESS TO VCS EVENTS

(FAVEs):
 

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OUR PRESS

LA TIMES

As harassment scandal reaches the tech industry, start-ups look for new ways to nix bad behavior.

 

 

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CBS BAY AREA (KPIX)

Silicon Valley Women Push Back Against Sexist Venture Capitalists

 

 

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INC. MAGAZINE

Fed Up With Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley?

There May Be an App for That

 

 

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XCONOMY

Under Silicon Valley’s Rough Turf, Tunnels of Women’s Networks Spread

 

 

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SYNCNI

FairFunders calls out gender bias & sexual harassment in venture capital

 

 

 

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STARTACUS

FairFunders provides a rate-and-review service for female entrepreneurs seeking investors

 

 

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OZY

How to Fight Silicon Valley’s Sexually Harassing Investors 

 

Y Combinator Mulls New Startup App—Rating VCs on Sexual Harassment

 

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California Lawmaker Targets Sexual Harassment Among Venture Capitalists

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES

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THE MERCURY NEWS

Can a VC blacklist stop sexual harassment in Silicon Valley?

READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
IN THE VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY?

JOIN US!