VC, Accelerators: create a Founder community

Venture Capital

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The strength of the collective drives the success of a startup. And that of a fund. But how can this collective force be unleashed on a fund's scale?
  • Networking: How can founders and C-level executives of portfolio startups truly benefit from the network effect?
  • Knowledge: How can you offer them various types of content, best practices, and expertise?
  • Communication: How can you centralize communication with startups in a channel that is protected from external noise?
  • Brand Awareness: How can you establish yourself as an opinion leader on an investment theme and capture the best deal flow possible?

The portfolio of startups in a fund is full of talents, some more hidden than others

For your fund, accelerator, or incubator, the network of founders and C-level of startups is a very effective business accelerator. However, it is important to use the right tool to unleash its full potential.

Currently, investor communications often remain unanswered in an email inbox or Slack. Interactions between founders of the same portfolio are limited. Sharing of best practices is too complex. Not to mention the untapped potential of discussions between startups, or even in some cases with LPs.

And yet, the founders and C-level executives of these companies are eager for these types of interactions and networking. It is even one of the levers they expect the most from their investors when asked. A lever that is often and unfortunately largely underutilized.

What if the community became a lever for growth and reputation for these startups?

A Community Platform to support operating partners

Often, operating partners (when they exist) are overwhelmed with requests from portfolio companies. Similar to Academies that allow Customer Success to scale their operations, the Founder Community should allow VCs, accelerators, and incubators to be more effective in animating their platform.

Such a founder community allows for, in particular:
  • Knowledge sharing: allow network members, founders or C-Levels, to contribute and share their knowledge and best practices.
  • Networking: simplify networking between members of the community (matchmaking between founders, C-Levels, experts and even LPs)
  • Segmentation: Establish groups based on interests, concerns, and areas of activity to make communications to members more relevant.
  • Expert Content: centralize and make available articles, playbooks, white papers, and replays. Also, make experts available within the community to allow founders and C-levels to ask questions or request benchmarks (e.g. a GTM expert in the US).
  • Events: programming of all kinds of digital events (workshops, expert conferences, presentation of a solution, activity reporting, etc.)
  • Perks: supply of deals negotiated with partners or software publishers.
👉 As an Admin, you can invite and welcome members, establish interest groups, suggest content (by mentioning them), establish contacts with founders, C-Levels, or experts, push perks their way, and organize workshops on specific intersecting themes (diversity, marketing tactics, etc.).

MeltingSpot assists you in the launch of your Community 😇

You don’t have the time to properly manage this Academy? Don't put off your Academy project any longer. We can assist you through:
  • Our Community Studio which, under your control, prepares the launch of your founder community, creates the necessary content (tutorials, visuals, ...), invites and welcomes your members
  • Our content: Do you need a speaker for an upcoming live event or a playbook on a specific topic? Find what you're looking for in our marketplace of exclusive content.
  • Our Bootcamp will train your team internally to manage such a community.
Need more info? Make an appointment for a 15-minute call  with one of our experts.