Flatirons Fund.

We invest our services in founders from all backgrounds who are building the next wave of tech innovation.

Now Accepting Applications

Who We Are

Flatirons Development was founded in 2018 with a mission to build beautiful consumer facing software that improves business metrics for early-stage companies.

Flatirons Fund was launched in 2020 to encourage innovation during a troubled economic climate and the years beyond. Our goal is to advance and support a new wave of founders, particularly women and people of color who have traditionally been underrepresented in venture capital.

Who we are

PORTFOLIO

Meet Some of Our Portfolio Companies

HOW IT WORKS

Our Investment

We provide product development and design resources to early-stage companies. Our goal is to get you to a place where you can go out and raise funds or hit your next big milestone. In exchange, founders can choose from two investment routes:

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Part Note / Part Paid

~$50,000
Convertible Note or SAFE
Allows founders to pay a highly discounted rate on our services while taking on less debt on their cap table.
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Full Note

~$125,000
Convertible Note or SAFE
Great for founders who have yet to raise funds.
*Exact convertible note or SAFE amounts are dependent on the scope of the project.
Our Services Include:
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Development

Resources

We develop disruptive web and hybrid mobile applications. You will be matched to developers on our team depending on your unique needs.

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Design

Resources

Our team of talented UI & UX designers provide a full-range of design services from user research and usability testing to high fidelity designs and style guides.

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Project Management

Resources

We are invested in your long-term success and will work with you to ensure all projects meet the highest quality standards and are completed on time and on budget.

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Benefits & Perks

Startups admitted to Flatirons Fund receive access to discounts worth up to $220,000 from our partners. Our goal is to help you keep your overhead costs down so you can spend money where it counts most for your business.

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$50,000 in Mixpanel credits

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$1,000 in Notion credits

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50% discount (up to $1,500 in savings)

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$5,000 in Twilio credits

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$10,000 in Freshworks credits

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$50,000 in Segment credits

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$5,000 in Sendgrid credits

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6 months free then 30% discount

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Up to 90% discount

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$5,000 in AWS Activate credits + AWS Business Support

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1st year free, 2nd year 50% off, ongoing 20% off

STEP BY STEP

Application Process

We are currently only accepting applications for certain technologies.

We are currently only accepting applications for the following technologies: Ruby on Rails, React, and React Native.

Companies must be located in the United States and incorporated as a C Corporation before applying.

We invest in startups throughout the year and accept applications on a rolling basis.

The more thorough your application, the faster we will be able to determine whether we are a good fit for each other.

Those selected to advance will be interviewed about their business, team, and what they're building.

Now Accepting Applications

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We are here to guide you

Why did you create Flatirons Fund?
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How do you choose which startups to invest your services in?
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Exactly what resources and support will our company receive?
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What areas of software does Flatirons Development specialize in?
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Can we continue our relationship post investment?
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How does the investment work?
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Why wasn’t my startup selected?
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How do I get my other questions answered before applying?
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Now Accepting Applications