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Some Reviews from Our 100+ Founders
[It] Helps you think about things in the way that allows you to really focus on the things that matter.
Phat Le, Thiel Fellow
It kind of blew our minds how quickly we could change our lives.
Tiana and Ariel of Laptop + Littles
$598k Closed. Done for 2020. You got a great success story for FF
Ram Chella, iQi Air
What is Focusedfounder.com’s business model?We believe early stage equity should be reserved for Founders so we charge Cash, Warrants, and/or Invest in your startup. Cash. For those under $1m/year in revenue: One time up front fee for Lifetime accessFor those above $1m/year in revenue: A Yearly access fee to other founders racing to profitable $1m/months. It will be your action to initiate the payment to join the program. You can reach out as often as you’d like. We will respond every time. Equity If you qualify, we’d like to own 1% of your company.Since we would like to own 1% of 1000 startups that surpass Billion dollar valuations, getting accepted puts you in a community of Founders that are validated operators This can be achieved through any combination of warrants and sale of shares. You can grant us 1% in warrants based on milestones that we agree that we mutually achieved together, or we can buy 1% of your startup.
What do you actually do?Once you join the program, we'll run a quick diagnostic of which systems are deficient, and then execute on a plan to eradicate the risks from those deficiencies. You will learn and execute at your own pace through one or more of the following. 1. Our online portal of videos, fill-in-the-blank templates, and worksheets 2. Our online community where you can ask questions 24/7 3. Our 1-2x weekly group Q & A calls for deeper insights 4. Our 1x a week mindset and meditation calls to help you focus 5. Our 2x a month social calls where we destress and play games together (some people bring drinks) 6. Our 1x a Quarter mastermind sessions where we dive deep for 4-6 hours on all Founders' scaling issues and personal life constraints We know your life can get busy at times, so everything in our program is optional.
What are your processes/systems?If you're under $1m/year in revenue you will install one or more of the following systems to reach $1m 1. Profitable Product 2. Outbound Sales 3. Inbound Marketing with Experimentation 4. A combo of Brand & Virality If you're under $10m/year in revenue you will setup 4 Foundations that will allow you to scale without burning out 1. Personal Focus 2. Finance 3. Growth 4. Product/Team
Have you had any notable companies go through your program?Everyone has their own definition of notable, but you can see some of the companies that are willing to make their revenues public in our process and case studies video here: www.focusedfounder.com/optin
What makes you different from other Accelerator programs?All we care about is whether or not your free cashflow is multiplying every year. If you want to cash out early through secondary markets, we can show you that as well, but we will not help you tell a better story to get a better valuation. In our program you will go step by step to eliminate startup risks, hit milestones, and ensure your team is getting better over time so that there is no chance of your business failing. We prefer lean teams over large ones, a Founder's health over hustle, and simplicity over complexity. As a side note, most investors consider themselves lucky if 4/10 startups work out. Over 80% of the Founders that go through our programs become profitable.
How do you choose which startups to accept into your program?We only work with Founders that are building their startups for more than just money. If you are a first time founder and need the capital from an exit to fund your next idea that will help the world, be sure to mention it so that your chances of getting accepted increase. Our core areas of interest are: Health: This ranges from personal health startups to environmental & sustainable technology. Truth: This ranges from e-learning to data analytics. Future: This ranges from commuting and resource allocation/creation startups to aerospace and the future of computing.
How much do you invest and at what valuation?If you qualify we will invest what's required to get 1% of your company at the valuation that you request in your next round. This is a partnership and we have no desire to take more equity than is necessary.
If we participated or are currently in another accelerator, should we still apply to Focused Founder?"Yes, you can still get accepted if you are in another accelerator program and we encourage it. Keep in mind that we will thoroughly screen you to see if you actually care about profit as a means to scale and not just as a means for further funding.
When do you accept startups? Is it cohort based?We accept 7 startups a month into our grow profitably to $1m program and 9 startups a month into our scale to $1m/month program. We do not currently structure cohorts because Founders that get accepted tend to be at significantly different skill levels and revenue levels but we are considering implementing cohorts in the future.
Learn at your own pace, in your own way
When you're sprinting towards 7+ figures, your time is valuable and we want you to consistently unlock your output. For that reason, we recommend learning and executing as asynchronously as possible and keeping in mind that each component of the Growth Accelerator is optional. Use it in whichever way is best for you.
Online E-Learning Platform
Implement systems through step by step videos in 1080p, fill-in-the-blank templates, and worksheets. Access the platform online from any desktop or mobile device, anywhere in the world, anytime you like.
Join a community of profitable Founders that includes first time Founders and those that have sold multiple startups. It's tough to be a Founder and not have a place to examine roadblocks and celebrate wins that ruffle most non-founders. Use the community as a place to make friends, destress, solve problems, and have fun! You can also join our social hour once a quarter to have some laughs (and/or a couple drinks).
Access to Operating-Founders
Get custom advice, feedback, and sometimes empathy from operators who have had and solved similar business and personal problems. You'll have access to weekly Q&A calls, recordings, and 24/7 support from our community.
How to get Started
If you’re a founder with an active business making at least $10,000 /month and you’re interested in scaling using outbound sales, automations, and data driven decisions — book a call below
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