About Founder Gym
Founder Gym is the leading online program training underrepresented founders on how to raise money to scale their tech startups.
The inaugural FG Fundraising Cohort debuted in January 2018, and since then, 485 founders spanning 24 countries and 6 continents have graduated and gone on to raise over $78 million in startup capital. FG Graduates reside in Australia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, England, Estonia, France, Ghana, Ireland, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, The Philippines, Palestinian Territories, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and the United States.
The Founder Gym leadership team is comprised of founders, startup advisors, professional educators, and seasoned tech ecosystem builders
Meet Our Team
Mandela has one of the strongest networks in Silicon Valley, and with personal experience as an entrepreneur, investor, and ecosystem builder, Mandela is uniquely positioned to lead this movement. Previously at Kapor Capital and Startup Weekend, Mandela has been named a Forbes 30 Under 30 Awardee, Top 100 Powerful Women by Entrepreneur magazine, and LinkedIn's Top 10 Voices in Venture Capital and Startups.
Paige has worked for Apple, Teach for America, the Urban League, and TiE Oregon. She has founded two companies, and has a Master’s Degree in Education. As the facilitator of the FG Fundraising Cohort experience, Paige excels at helping founders succeed in the Gym and in the real world.
Cristal is a Queer East Oakland native and USF Law Change Maker. She flourishes at the intersection of social impact and tech entrepreneurship where she tells stories using Founder Gym’s unique voice. Her work has been featured in Afrotech and USF Law Review.
Kristina is a queer Toronto, Canada, native whose career has spanned working in professional sports (NBA, NHL, and MLS), impact initiatives for one of the world’s wealthiest families, leading partnerships, like the UFC, for a venture-funded startup, and, most recently, co-founding and bootstrapping an impact-data startup.
Founder Gym is always looking for incredible people to join our global movement to create wealth and fulfillment for underrepresented founders. New job and fellowship opportunities are announced via our weekly newsletter, so be sure to subscribe here.