FOUNDER SUPPORT

We take founder well-being seriously and build lasting partnerships based on mutual trust.

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Kim Nguyen (Alloy), Will Sealy (Summer), Jen Tescher (Financial Health Network), Jim McGinley (Seedfi) and Jay Parekh (Chime)

We prepare founders to run marathons, not sprints

With our patient-capital approach, we help founders solve challenges across their business models, teams and partnerships. Our responsive, talented team of professionals offer guidance, expertise, and a breadth of services to empower our fintech partners.

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Research
To keep current on how technology can positively influence the financial lives of today’s consumers and small businesses, we regularly fund and conduct proprietary research across the US and emerging markets. We use this research to inform our decisions and guide our founders.
Human Capital
Our dedicated team helps founders to grow as leaders, build world-class teams, and foster inspiring workplace cultures. We take founder well-being seriously and provide individualized coaching, global peer-to-peer support groups, founder retreats and ongoing access to counsel and resources.
Operations
Our first-rate finance and operations team provides ongoing strategic counsel, support, resources and references. We offer access to a distinguished network of seasoned professionals around the globe who can help meet the ever-changing financial and legal needs of founders as they grow their businesses.
Policy & Regulatory
Flourish’s investment themes cover highly regulated areas that are complex and ever evolving. Our team has years of combined experience in the fintech sector and we share our deep understanding of the changing policy and regulatory landscape to inform go-to-market strategy and accelerated growth.
Marketing
To generate brand awareness and build customer loyalty, we work side-by-side with founders and their teams on bespoke programs that support their startup journeys – from strategic media outreach and speaker coaching, to content development, event support, and digital marketing campaigns.

"Flourish acts on their commitment to support our journey. We actively seek their opinions because we know they will come with a perspective not offered by many other investors."

DOUGLAS STORF
Founder & CEO, Swap

"The fact that Flourish cares about me as a person, in addition to the company, means a lot. You don’t get that a lot. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever had it."

JIM MCGINLEY
Co-Founder & CEO, SeedFi

 

"Flourish has a unique approach to nurturing founders. Through development workshops and 1:1 interactions with the investment team, they help me cultivate self awareness and mental resilience.”

ARDELIA APTI
CEO, Mapan

 

We recognize the pressures facing founders and prioritize their wellbeing

NEWS & EVENTS

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[TechCrunch] Flourish Ventures, a ‘fintech venture fund with a purpose,’ secures $350M in new capital
Flourish Ventures, an early-stage venture firm investing exclusively in fintech companies in the U.S. and in emerging markets, has secured $350 million in fresh capital, TechCrunch is the first to report.
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founder wellness
[Startup Success] Making Founder Mental Health & Well-Being a Priority & Why It is Important
Startup founders are some of the most committed, hardworking, innovative people in the world. But even in the best of times, they exist in a pressure cooker. And the relentless stress can sometimes lead to...
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[Conscious Entrepreneur] Hard-Headed, Soft-Hearted
"How are venture capital firms redefining their role to support both business performance and founder well-being?"
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[The New Indian Express] Why Investors Should Support Founders’ Mental Health
Entrepreneurial journeys are challenging. There are peaks of extreme happiness and moments of utter despair and hence entrepreneurs draw on a special kind of mental energy. They go after the impossible.
Events
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[Flourish Conversations] What Investors Need to Know About Empathy
Empathy is in short supply these days and founders who are dealing with stress and anxiety can feel particularly isolated and unsupported.
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[PitchBook] Prioritizing founders' mental health could pay off for VCs
Mental health has rarely been discussed in the venture capital community but the issue has garnered more attention recently, particularly among startup founders finding themselves under increased pressure in the current downturn.
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