Who We Are

We are a Y Combinator alumna, an emerging markets guru partnered with Stripe, and an NSF SBIR grant awardee
committed to increasing the number of diverse startups who successfully raise funding.
Read our story here.


Connect with Investors

We enable anyone, regardless of gender and race, to have an equal opportunity at funding - no warm intros or elite networks required.

Commitment to Transparency

Our goal is to transform the process of fundraising, fostering access to great investors who value you as a founder.

Share your pitch deck

Share your pitch deck with investors and fellow founders, and receive honest, constructive feedback. It’s fast and easy.

Founders

We’ve created a platform where founders can share their companies’ pitch decks with investors who will value them. Our focus is on helping underrepresented founders get funded. If you are a founder who is female, a person of color, disabled, and/or LGBTQIA, we extend a special invitation to you to join our community.

Investors

We’re looking for investors who are interested in putting their money where their mouths are and will actually fund diverse founders. If you are an investor who values diversity, inclusiveness, and transparency in both the funding industry and startup culture, then we would be honored to have you to join our platform!

  • Create your profile

  • Founders

  • Register with your company’s name and location, fundraising ask, and industry. To decrease bias, we don’t show investors your name or your photo, only your startup’s information and the first slide of your pitch deck.

  • Investors

  • Register with your firm’s name and location, industries you focus on, locations where you invest, and your check size range. Your name and firm (if applicable) is shared with founders only when you contact them on the platform.

  • Upload and view pitch decks

  • Founders

  • Share your pitch deck with investors, other founders, and/or FairFunders advisers to receive feedback on your deck. It’s the perfect way to make new connections and improve your pitch.

  • Investors

  • Search, sort, and view pitch decks to find companies that would compliment or expand your portfolio. Then, contact the founders directly through the platform.

  • Connect with a new, diverse network

  • Founders

  • View and download your pitch deck feedback. Keep in touch with your network by sending messages through the platform. This could be the beginning of your next funding round!

  • Investors

  • There’s no excuse for not having deal flow that includes companies with underrepresented founders. Jumpstart your diverse pipeline by giving feedback to founders on the platform!

We’re proud to have featured investors
from these firms at FAVE

Lux Capital
Trifecta Capital
Zetta Venture Partners
Chloe Capital
Pear
Astia
Elmspring Accelerator
SurgeXLR
Azure Capital Partners
Strive Capital
MATH Venture Partners

Our Press

LA Times

As harassment scandal reaches tech industry, start-ups look for ways to check bad behavior

CBS Bay Area (KPIX)

Silicon Valley Women Push Back Against Sexist Venture Capitalists

Inc. Magazine

Fed Up With Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley? There May Be an App for That

XConomy

Under Silicon Valley’s Rough Turf, Tunnels of Women’s Networks Spread

SyncNI

FairFunders wants to call time on gender bias & sexual harassment in venture capital

Startacus

FairFunders provides a rate-and-review service for female entrepreneurs looking for investment

OZY

How to Fight Silicon Valley’s Sexually Harassing Investors

International Business Times

California Lawmaker Targets Sexual Harassment Among Venture Capitalists

XConomy

Y Combinator Mulls New Startup App—Rating VCs on Sexual Harassment

The Mercury News

Can a VC blacklist stop sexual harassment in Silicon Valley?

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