The Family is a fellowship of founders.
Twice a year, The Family selects 50 startups from around the world.
In exchange for 5% equity, we provide everything you need to build a scalable business: advice, mindset, network & a world-class investor demo day — no matter where you come from.
6 INTENSE WEEKS. 5% EQUITY.
THE REMOTE PROGRAM
LASTS 6 WEEKS & IT'S INTENSE.
Great entrepreneurs can come from anywhere.
Sometimes though, the resources available to them locally aren't the best. That's why after years of helping founders all across Europe, we've decided to expand our program globally. From other ambitious, daring founders to advisors and investors, you'll have access to the best, not just the people near you. These opportunities are all gathered within The Family's program.
For 6 weeks, we work hard with founders to transform their company and prepare it for investment. Everything is designed to make you look your best at Demo Day.
Office hours with Partners
These important 1-on-1 times are here to help you make strategic decisions. We will never make the decision for you. We can talk about product, go-to-market, hiring, fundraising and every other aspect of your business. During office hours, we build trust that enables our relationship to endure well beyond Demo Day.
Founder's day & access to all the founders
Founders learn a tremendous amount from each other. At The Family, we facilitate those interactions and help founders capitalize on knowledge and network. Founders get to share what they are working on with all the other startups at The Family.
Masterclasses & insider stories
Some of the best entrepreneurs and operators in the world are part of The Family's network. Because having accessible role models is a key part of what drives entrepreneurial success, we believe it's important that you get the insider stories of how legendary companies got started - because they looked just like you.
Access to the alumni network
Entrepreneurs who graduate from The Family behave like a true community. We have made sure Pay-It-Forward is concrete: it's the standard way of acting within our community.
Access to all the resources
We give you access to all the lessons learned by founders that joined before you. Knowledge compounds and companies become more likely to succeed.
A great bunch of perks
We've got privileged access to the best tools and services founders need in the early days of building their product like AWS, Pipedrive, Notion, Twilio... they're ready for you.
Companies get to showcase the projects to which they're dedicating their time. This online event is designed to make the fundraising process as efficient as possible. Because everything happens online, Demo Day does not need to be a live event. It's designed to put your company in its best light and is released on a specific day, à la Netflix. Hundreds of investors are waiting for this demo day and we make thousands of introductions in the days following the event.
After Demo Day
The partners work hard with founders to help you close your funding rounds. The relationships and community keep thriving as the company matures to face new challenges. Experience has proven that we are most useful to many companies after they've fundraised!
WE BELIEVE THAT A GREAT ENTREPRENEUR CAN COME FROM ANYWHERE
SUPPORT. NETWORK. DEMO DAY.
AND 800+ DARING FOUNDERS.
Max is 15, he's passionate about mathematics and virtual reality. He's been building a helmet with his friend, learning from tutorials on YouTube and articles available online.
Max is on the way to nailing the VR industry by creating something as cool as Second Life, as efficient as Facebook, as artistic as the best video games.
Firmin explains to us how painful payroll is. But he's been working on converting the complexities of French labor law into a programming language he called "Jetlang"...
Payfit's team of 500 serves 4000 clients across 5 countries and is on track to build the ERP of the 21st century.
Benedetta is the former CEO of Uber Italy. She wants to combine expense tracking, saving, & investing into one app, while enabling her community to share tips & suggestions with one another.
Oval is used all across Europe and now allows for investing in a number of innovative structured products.
Kourosh wants to disrupt the transport industry, with his cofounder... Balthazar! They fail fast. He decides to tackle a new challenge: democratizing medical drug trials.
Kourosh has run 50 clinical trials for new drugs, with 2000 labs and 3500 doctors in 75 countries. And Balthazar became a Partner at The Family ;)
In a tweet to @_TheFamily, Guillaume, who learned about vertical farming on YouTube, explains how "Local Local" can produce strawberries all year long, with no GMOs & no pollution.
Guillaume sells 7000 punnets of herbs & strawberries
every week, all produced in high-tech, fully autonomous farms.
Raphael and his cofounder Steven dream of debunking the diet industry. They are talking about "smart food" when only phone are smart. They have ideas but no product yet...
So Shape is the #1 European brand mentioned on Social networks, selling their delicious & healthy food internationally.
After 5 years in China, Jade decides to tackle the industry of elevator maintenance, a $35B global market owned by 4 major players. She spotted a lack of service and the need to empower mechanics.
WeMaintain operates in Paris and London, maintaining thousands of elevators in 500 buildings.
We look at Louis' 1st website and cry: "So you wanna make hand sanitizer swaggy, but are you serious with this branding!?!"
Merci Handy is one of the most popular brands we've ever worked with: growing product lines, 430k intense lovers on Instagram, tens of thousands of stores selling their products.
Two Italians leave their homeland & build a personal finance app in Berlin. They realize they picked the wrong market and relocate to London, where they start from scratch.
Emma is loved by hundreds of thousands of users in the US, UK & Canada, to whom it has become a "financial friend".
ON SLACK, OCT 2015
"So glad we shared our vision with you this morning! We left with a big smile, energy & more confidence. Next step: MVP & first transactions.
Let's do it. Love & Care. Paul."
Fretlink operates in 22 countries and serves 400 clients who rely on their service and trust Fretlink to handle their logistics operations.
Antonio starts a platform for fans of TV series, called "TV Showtime". Within several years, he'll attract hundreds of thousand of users all over the world, and then sell it.
Does he know that he will soon find a new passion in property management?
His new startup, Bellman, is already managing more than 100 buildings.
Thibault is a serial founder, he just stopped his startup using blockchain to promote new political candidates... For his next venture, he's keeping the part he can make a difference with: blockchain.
Fairmint is a revolution: people can become investors in companies they love, even if these companies are not public, and even if they are not normally investors themselves.
... And 800 more courageous minds!
When you apply, tell us about you, your mission, what you've done so far and what you need to go further. Simple, straightforward and honest. If we feel like we can make a difference, we'll get back to you ASAP.
SOME DEMO DAY ATTENDEES
among hundreds of funds & angel investors
Our Demo Day is an invite-only event, where the founders in the batch introduce their companies to the best VC firms in the world, but also to hundreds of angel investors. If you'd like to join, just fill in this quick form & we will let you know if you have been invited!