Curate Dealflow, Not Access.

Curate Pitches. Not Access.

Curate Founders. Not Intros.

Curate Systems. Not Barriers.

Learn more about our process

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