we invest in founders who help other founders
We invest up to $125K in tenacious founders who are eager to learn from other experienced founders and pay it forward.
Small & intimate evergreen founder community
Our investment comes with a membership to our lifelong founder community. We've so far invested in 50+ companies and more than 150 founders. Startups in XX have raised over $50M in follow-on financing.
Included with the membership are: peer board meetings, office hours and in-person fireside chats and dinners.
Peer Board Meetings
Join peer board meetings to discuss some of your greatest challenges with 4-5 other startups at a similar stage and/or industry.
Meet and connect with partners, mentors and other XX founders whenever you need.
Fireside Chats and Dinners IRL
Magic happens when you meet in person. We host regular events for you to meet fellow founders and other startup veterans IRL.
founders love us
The friends we made and Zoom calls we spent laughing and crying with others were invaluable. I am incredibly grateful to the XX team and would recommend XX to everyone."
We introduce founders to world-class mentors from 100+ companies.
"XX has built one of the strongest communities of startup founders I’ve come across. It’s large enough to include diverse founders across all kinds of industries and sectors, but because each cohort is small and carefully selected, it very much feels like a family. XX has also managed to recruit many successful entrepreneurs as mentors, who engage directly with each startup in the cohort. I recommend XX to every early-stage startup founder I meet!" - Paul Sawaya, Co-founder of Human Interest
“My time mentoring and working with XX founders has been incredibly rewarding. XX has created a better support network for early founders by cultivating a tight-knit community of uniquely determined founders that are also compassionate and caring people. In a time when our socially distanced world has gone remote, XX is bringing entrepreneurs back together and empowering us as we pursue our wildest dreams.” - John Waldeisen, Co-founder of Lucira Health
We invest between $50-125k on an uncapped SAFE. We invest year-round and invest in ~10 companies per quarter. We keep our community small and intimate so that you can get personal mentorship and build stronger connections with other founders.
What’s the time commitment with XX?
We know your time is best spent with your company and your customers. We built XX to be your home base, not to be in your way. Once you receive an investment from XX, you’ll be matched with 4-5 other companies at a similar stage and/or industry and together you’ll have a monthly peer board meeting to discuss some of your greatest challenges. Everything else we do is stuff that you’ll always have available but never scheduled in your google calendar.
What kind of companies do you invest in?
We invest early — in pre-seed and seed and we are looking to invest in founders who are serious about taking their startup to the next level.
Generally, we invest in big markets. We’re industry agnostic but we’ll only back teams that can articulate their vision, convince us of their company’s potential and teach us about the market and its potential to grow 100-1000x.
Over the past three years, we noticed that the best founders are those that are eager to learn from more experienced founders and pay it forward. We want to fund more founders like this.
How do I join XX?
Joining XX means receiving an investment from us. We like meeting founders through referrals but we also accept applications. Share your company with us through this form.
What’s the relationship between XX and Wefunder?
XX was originally created at Wefunder to invest in and support early stage founders. XX companies are not obligated to raise on Wefunder but we believe that community rounds will become the norm for many great startups. For example, Immersed raised $9M+ on Wefunder from their community after getting an investment from XX.