Each phase below can stand on it's own, but has been designed to work alongside the others.
Our team identifies the biggest opportunities and barriers to success in the area your fund cares most about - creating a clear plan of how best to invest.
We build a community for founders, investors, academics, regulators, corporate leaders, and (most importantly) users, to build new solutions together.
Through a series of assessments, interviews, workshops, and pitches we get to know the most promising founders on a deep personal and professional level.
We surround each founder with a team of passionate researchers, designers, and strategists to ensure their success and staying true to your thesis.
"Working with FF validated my theory that we can be more strategic and impactful by taking the time to drill down and develop a thesis for investment. The project illuminated challenges that seriously impacted our original intent, changed our strategy and saved us time and money."
"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."
"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."
"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."
We’ve had the pleasure of helping over thirty early-stage founders since 2019, with an average funding round of $2M following our work together.
We work in the trenches with you, early on, acting as interim product executives and co-founders. We’ll do the interviews and research with you, and build the essential habits and mindset of the best entrepreneurs. The only things we’ll do for you are the prototypes, UI/UX, and branding. Everything else you’ll be able to do on your own after our program.
First time entrepreneurs leveraging their success in other industries, as well as repeat founders, work with our team to validate their product and revenue models. We work alongside them to lay the foundations of their product, brand, and revenue theses at the base of their company. The founder typically invests between 3-6 months with us. Our time together yields a product, brand, and revenue model that is ready to be developed or funded.
We work with a small number of companies every year. Our founders have a deep expertise in a problem area and are often at the beginning, or at a crossroads, in their entrepreneurial journey. The strongest founders we work with have a willingness to change, mastery of executive habits, and consider themselves lifelong learners.