Kickstart your founder journey

Get 1:1 advice on starting a company from experienced startup founders.

Mahsa Rostami

starting at $40

Mahsa Rostami

Founder & CEO – Revero,
AI Engineer

Fundraising
advice

Mahsa Rostami is the founder and CEO of Revero, a digital health startup backed by a16z and Goodwater Capital. Her personal health transformation inspired her to found Re...

  • Connect with Mahsa and get fundraising advice for your startup

  • Discuss how to plan your raise, craft the perfect pitch, and find the right investors to build your startup

  • Get Mahsa's advice tailored to your needs

Max Samuel

starting at $40

Max Samuel

Partner – Snö Ventures,
Venture Capitalist

Investor pitch
feedback

Max Samuel is a venture capitalist and lawyer. He has formerly worked at Thiel Capital (Peter Thiel’s investment office), Wilson Sonsini and Credit Suisse, and attended Y...

  • Connect with Max and learn about venture capital and startups

  • Ask about careers in VC, building a pitch deck, finding investors for your startup

  • Get Max's advice tailored to you and your specific situation

Colin Rogister

starting at $40

Colin Rogister

Partner – Beat Ventures,
Venture Capitalist

NFT and
Web3 advice

Colin Rogister is the founding partner of Beat Ventures, an early-stage venture fund that invests in startups reshaping the future of work. Prior to Beat Ventures, Colin ...

  • Connect with Colin and get advice on how to launch and scale NFT projects

  • Discuss how to juggle multiple gigs as a creator or founder, attract investors and build companies in Web3 and Metaverse

  • Get Colin's advice tailored to your needs

Ryan Mendoza

starting at $30

Ryan Mendoza

Partner – Scrum Ventures,
Venture Capitalist

Fundraising
advice

Ryan Mendoza is a Partner at Scrum Ventures, a Japanese fund investing in US startups. Previously, Ryan worked at a university accelerator called PCI Ventures, where he w...

  • Connect with Ryan and get fundraising advice for your startup

  • Discuss how to plan your fundraise, create the perfect pitch, leverage your investors for company building

  • Get Ryan's advice tailored to your needs

Bryan Wilcox

starting at $50

Bryan Wilcox

Co-founder & CTO – Tovala,
Y Combinator Alum

Technical and
hardware advice

Bryan Wilcox is a co-founder and the former CTO of Tovala, a food-tech company that saves people time with a smart oven and paired meal service. Tovala has raised $70M in...

  • Connect with Bryan and get advice on building hardware companies

  • Discuss how to build products, scale manufacturing, grow partnerships

  • Get Bryan's advice tailored to your needs

Billy Bosch

starting at $80

Billy Bosch

Founder – ICONIC Protein,
CPG Marketing Expert

Consumer GTM
and sales advice

William (Billy) Bosch is a consumer products entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience launching products, scaling into retail and e-commerce, and raising money. He i...

  • Connect with Billy and learn about launching consumer brands

  • Discuss branding, sales, fundraising for CPG brands

  • Get Billy's advice tailored to you and your specific business needs

T Zhu

starting at $40

T Zhu

Co-founder – Tellus,
Fintech Expert

Fintech and B2C
startup advice

T Zhu is the co-founder of Tellus, a finance and real estate startup. He previously founded and scaled a number of companies, including Sodacan, a social consumer mobile ...

  • Connect with T and get tactical and technical advice on company building

  • Discuss how to scale companies with limited funding, navigate operational challenges and find product-market-fit

  • Get T's advice tailored to your needs

Paul Wiltshire

starting at $60

Paul Wiltshire

Founder & CEO – Songtradr,
Entertainment Tech Expert

Music & Entertainment
tech advice

Paul Wiltshire is the founder and CEO of Songtradr, a global B2B music licensing and rights platform that connects content producers with music creators while also provid...

  • Connect with Paul and get advice on how to build a music startup

  • Discuss how to build partnerships, raise capital, acquire customers

  • Get Paul's advice tailored to your needs

Abhishek Kapur

starting at $60

Abhishek Kapur

CEO – NEXT Trucking,
London Business School Alum

Scaling and
growth advice

Abhishek Kapur is the CEO of NEXT Trucking, a freight technology platform and digital marketplace connecting shippers and carriers. Abhishek brings a unique blend of glob...

  • Connect with Abhishek and get advice on how to scale startups

  • Discuss how to raise capital, scale businesses, build partnerships

  • Get Abhishek's advice tailored to your needs

Lisa Curtis

starting at $30

Lisa Curtis

Founder & CEO – Kuli Kuli,
Forbes 30 Under 30

Social impact
and CPG GTM advice

Lisa Curtis is the founder and CEO of Kuli Kuli, the leading brand pioneering the superfood moringa in the US market. She began working on Kuli Kuli while in the Peace Co...

  • Connect with Lisa and get advice on building a social impact startup

  • Discuss how to raise capital, launch a startup in the social impact space, build an efficient supply chain for your business

  • Get Lisa's advice tailored to your needs

Jacob Jaber

starting at $80

Jacob Jaber

Co-founder – Philz Coffee,
Investor and Forbes 30 under 30

Growth and
marketing advice

Jacob Jaber is the Co-Founder & Chairman of Philz Coffee. As CEO for nearly two decades, Jacob grew Philz from the original coffee shop in San Francisco's Mission Distric...

  • Connect with Jacob and get advice on how to build and scale offline businesses

  • Discuss how to build partnerships, raise capital, acquire customers

  • Get Jacob's advice tailored to your needs

Anada Lakra

starting at $40

Anada Lakra

Founder & CEO – BoldVoice,
Y Combinator Alum

Go-to-market and
formation advice

Anada Lakra is the co-founder and CEO of BoldVoice, a Y Combinator-backed startup that provides accent training to non-native English speakers. A first generation immigra...

  • Connect with Anada and get advice on building a company as an immigrant founder

  • Discuss how to raise capital, apply Y Combinator and scale a new business

  • Get Anada's advice tailored to your needs

Harrison Steed

starting at $30

Harrison Steed

Co-founder – PickTrace,
Y Combinator Alum

Enterprise SaaS
and B2B advice

Harrison Steed is the co-founder of PickTrace, a workforce and harvest management enterprise platform for large-scale farms. Together with his co-founder and brother, Har...

  • Connect with Harrison and get advice on software sales

  • Discuss how to raise capital, build an enterprise software company, get into Y Combinator

  • Get Harrison's advice tailored to your needs

Niko Bonatsos

starting at $100

Niko Bonatsos

Managing Director – General Catalyst,
Venture Capitalist

Fundraising and
growth advice

Niko Bonatsos is a Managing Director at General Catalyst. At General Catalyst, he has been involved with companies such as Snap (NYSE: SNAP), Discord, Dubsmash (acquired ...

  • Connect with Niko and get advice on how to launch and scale startups

  • Discuss how to craft the perfect pitch for fundraising, close investors, and raise capital from VCs

  • Get Niko's advice tailored to your needs

Emmie Chang

starting at $40

Emmie Chang

Founder & CEO – Hoo,
Y Combinator Alum

Web3 advice and
pitch feedback

Emmie is a serial tech entrepreneur who is presently working on Hoo, an interactive Web3 livestream platform. She is a Y Combinator alum who previously co-founded FutureL...

  • Connect with Emmie and get advice on your YC application

  • Discuss how to build for the creator economy, raise capital for your Web3 startup, navigate the tech world

  • Get Emmie's advice tailored to your needs

Chris Yeh

starting at $40

Chris Yeh

Co-author of Blitzscaling,
Investor

Pitch practice
and blitzscaling

Chris Yeh is a writer, investor, and entrepreneur who has been in the world of startups and scale-ups since 1995. Co-author of the bestselling book Blitzscaling together ...

  • Connect with Chris and learn about startups and scaling your business

  • Discuss marketing techniques, developing a pitch, building and MVP

  • Get Chris's advice tailored to you and your specific situation

Josh Campbell

starting at $30

Josh Campbell

CEO – Human Improvement,
Former Starbucks Executive

Brand building
and sales advice

Josh Campbell is the founder and CEO of protein supplement brand Human Improvement and wine brand So Gay Rosé. Formerly a Starbucks Executive and President of cannabis we...

  • Connect with Josh and learn about building food and wine brands

  • Ask about selling to retailers, e-commerce, finding suppliers

  • Get Josh's advice tailored to you and your specific situation

David Anderson

starting at $40

David Anderson

Partner – Beat Ventures,
Venture Capitalist

Fundraising &
pitch advice

David Anderson is the founding partner of Beat Ventures, an early-stage venture fund that invests in startups reshaping the future of work. Prior to this, he was an inves...

  • Connect with David and get advice on how to raise venture capital for your startup

  • Discuss how to build and scale tech startups, generate VC interest and establish good relationships with investors

  • Get David's advice tailored to your startup's needs

Edvard Engesaeth

starting at $100

Edvard Engesaeth

Co-founder – Nurx,
Y Combinator Alum

Growth and
fundraising advice

Dr. Edvard "Eddie" Engeseath, MD is the Co-founder of telehealth startup Nurx , angel investor, startup advisor, and a former family physician. He founded Nurx to make pr...

  • Connect with Edvard and learn about building startups

  • Discuss fundraising strategy, creating a pitch deck, finding product-market fit

  • Get Edvard's advice tailored to you and your specific situation

Rune Hauge

starting at $20

Rune Hauge

CEO – Mentorcam,
Y Combinator Alum

Seed stage
fundraising advice

Rune Hauge is the CEO of Mentorcam. Prior to co-founding Mentorcam, Rune founded three different startups and had one successful exit as a founder. Rune graduated busines...

  • Connect with Rune and learn about startup fundraising

  • Discuss fundraising strategy, preparing a Y Combinator application, finding seed investors

  • Get Rune's advice tailored to you and your specific situation

Wil Eyi

starting at $10

Wil Eyi

CEO & Co-founder – Toolbox,
Y Combinator Alum

Fintech and
growth advice

Wil Eyi is the CEO and co-founder of Toolbox, a Y Combinator-backed startup building a vertical Fintech platform. The company has raised $18M in debt and equity. Prior to...

  • Connect with Wil and get advice on building a fintech startup

  • Discuss how to raise capital, find product market fit and accelerate growth

  • Get Wil's advice tailored to your needs