Curate Dealflow, Not Access.
Curate Pitches. Not Access.
Curate Founders. Not Intros.
Curate Systems. Not Barriers.
Don't take our word for it. Here's what founders are saying about our process.
- Get honest pitch feedback
- Get direct introductions to investors
- No fee, no rake, no cost
- Give back without writing a check
- Anonymously evaluate and rate pitches
- Help founders succeed regardless of their pedigree
- Get dealflow outside your networks
- Get direct access to vetted founders
- Write first checks at great valuations
Founders: Raise your first dollars.
Here's what you can expect from the First Dollar Deal:
- We will never charge you for submission or for access.
- We will never mediate between you and an investor who wants to engage.
- We will always be as timely as possible with evaluations.
- We will always manage your data with humility and responsibility.
- We will never profit from your data.
Evaluators: Pay it forward.
Each of us can think of someone who gave us our shot. Be that person for founders who don't have a network or access to investors.
- Evaluate, rate, and comment on pitches (~30 minutes per pitch).
- We can facilitate more direct mentorship opportunities if you find a founder or pitch that resonates with you.
- Introduce investors looking for dealflow to First Dollar Deal.
- Pay it forward without writing a check
Investors: dealflow outside your networks.
Stop curating access. Get curated dealflow outside your network.
What you can expect:
- A weekly email with startups that have passed our evaluation process, including feedback from our crowd-sourced team of evaluators.
- Founders looking for their first $25k-$250k checks.
- Global network of startups looking for access.
- Direct access and intros to founders you are interested in.
- No SPAM