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Female Founder Fundraising Intensive
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So, you're building something big...

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let's test something small together quickly

so you can grow & scale sooner.

Founders and investors partner with us to design lean companies, and find product-market fit fast.

We join founders in the work of running lightweight growth tests to find leading indicators of product-market fit. From there we prototype, test, grow, and repeat.

1st

Run Growth Experiments

Through running marketing and sales tests, we find out how to solve your customer’s biggest pains and how much they’ll pay. Read More

Marketing & Sales Tests →
Market & Competitive Analysis →
Product & Pricing Strategy →
Product Design (UX/ UI) →
Brand & Web Design →
Revenue Modeling →

2nd

Find Product-Market Fit

After charting a path to ROI on your MVP, we work to craft a product, revenue model, and go-to-market strategy you can raise around. Read More

3rd

Scale & Fundraise

Now that your product has proven demand, it’s time to secure funding and put the right processes in place to scale the team and operations. Read More

Sales & Marketing Ops →
Fundraising Support →
Operations & Hiring Roadmap →
Founders & Investors

Pre-seed through Series A

Before founders invest in first hires or design and development partners, we help prove out big market opportunities and gain undeniable product-market-fit.
Pre-seed

For Pre-seed founders, we act as active advisors to guide founders through the process of measuring pain points, generating demand, and testing pricing to get ready to raise their seed round.

Seed

For Seed founders, we act as your interim CPO to help prove out product-market fit. Get your customer feedback flywheel going to de-risk investment in tech and growth and find the metrics you need to raise a Series A.

Series A

For Series A+ founders, we operationalize product and growth best-practices to lay foundations for full-time hires to run the product-market fit engine that will continue to iterate for the lifecycle of your company.

Denzil Eden, CEO Smarty
Testimonial

"Working with Further Faster is a game-changer! Honestly, I wish we had started working together right at the inception of our startup journey because the best practices we’ve implemented together has helped Smarty grow by leaps and bounds. Further Faster has brought me a level of confidence about the decisions we make that I did not have before, and the progress we’ve made together speaks for itself.  I see Further Faster as a part of the Smarty family now and I hope we will continue working together for the whole startup journey from PMF to scaling beyond"

Denzil Eden, CEO Smarty
Zachary Ratliff, CEO, Proof In Recovery
Testimonial

"Being a founder is grueling and lonely. Unlike a typical 9-5, you don't have a boss evaluating your day-to-day work and without that feedback loop it's easy to feel lost. Further Faster has helped keep me positive, connect with the Chicago startup community, and gain confidence in my founding vision through customer validation. They have also built a human focused culture at their company that I plan to emulate."

Zachary Ratliff, CEO, Proof In Recovery
Tamara Shriver, Tend
Testimonial

"Working together built my confidence as a founder. I am more trusting of my intuition and process and have research and experience to back it up."

Tamara Shriver, Tend
Lakshmi Shenoy, CEO, Embarc Collective
Testimonial

"You helped me incorporate more humanity into my work - an important realization which has been incorporated into how I lead. My team whole heartedly trusts your team and is eager to be vulnerable and honest when Ellie is around."

Lakshmi Shenoy, CEO, Embarc Collective

Read more about our process step-by-step

50+ Founders Supported

We’ve had the pleasure of helping over 50 early-stage founders since 2020, with seed rounds as high as $8 Million after our work together.

Putting our experience to good use.

50+

Companies Supported

16

Products
Launched

$43

Million
Raised

12

Fortune 500s Innovated
When should I partner with you?

We typically work with pre-seed and seed stage companies because we specialize in product-market-fit. That being said, our process of deep research and fast prototyping is helpful for any stage company with a new idea.

At what point do you invest/ take equity?

We work with founders to match them with the right investors instead of the traditional Venture Studio model of building and funding our own companies. We stay off your cap table until you're ready to bring us on as advisors, or we participate in a SPV or syndicate deal.

What is your model?

We collect fees similar to what a full time senior executive on your team would make; around $3k per week up to $20k per month, all while building alongside you so you can internalize these methods for yourself. Founders typically invests between 3-6 months with us. Our time together yields a product, brand, go-to market strategy, hiring plan, and revenue model that is ready to be developed and funded.

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