Funding individuals, before they've founded a company. 

Entrepreneur First invests in and connects the world's most talented individuals to become cofounders and build a company through a six month programme.

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Funding individuals, before they've founded a company. 

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Join as an individual, leave with a company.

We invest time and money in the world's most talented ambitious individuals, helping them to: 

1. Find a Co-founder 

We provide you a monthly stipend of SGD5000 from day 1 to find a co-founder from our hand-picked cohort.

 2. Get World-class Mentorship

Our Venture Partners are successful entrepreneurs who have already scaled and sold technology companies worth hundreds of millions. 

3. Raise Funding

Pitch to a room of the world’s best early stage investors, from across Europe, the US, and Asia.  

Join as an individual, leave with a company.

We invest time and money in the world's most talented ambitious individuals, helping them to: 

1. Find a Co-founder 

 2. World-Class Mentorship

3. Raise Funding

Entrepreneur First is backed by the world's best investors

Entrepreneur First is backed by the world's best investors

Use Your Edge.

At Entrepreneur First, Your Edge is the unfair advantage you have in solving a problem, compared to other founders.

Tech Edge  

As a Tech Edge, you are obsessed with a particular technology. You are at the cutting edge of your field and are working with the world’s best postdocs, researchers and academics. 

> View Tech Edge Profiles


Domain Edge 

As a Domain Edge, you have years of experience and networks within a certain industry, and have an insight on how it could be improved — you’re ready to change an entire industry. 

> View Domain Edge Profiles


Catalyst Founders

As a Catalyst, you might have been an early employee in a startup, worked in consulting or had a very broad career dipping in and out of different industries and roles. 

> View Catalyst Profiles



Use Your Edge.

At Entrepreneur First, Your Edge is the unfair advantage you have in solving a problem, compared to other founders.

Tech Edge  

As a Tech Edge, you are obsessed with a particular technology. You are at the cutting edge of your field and are working with the world’s best postdocs, researchers and academics. 

> View Tech Edge Profiles


Domain Edge 

As a Domain Edge, you have years of experience and networks within a certain industry, and have an insight on how it could be improved — you’re ready to change an entire industry. 

> View Domain Edge Profiles


Catalyst Founders

As a Catalyst, you might have been an early employee in a startup, worked in consulting or had a very broad career dipping in and out of different industries and roles. 

> View Catalyst Profiles



“Put simply: if you want to change the world, there’s no better way of doing it than starting a company.” 

Jaron Collis, CEO Plural AI

Found The Future.

EF Founder Stories

Twitter pays $150m for London AI startup Magic Pony.  

The Telegraph 


Singapore-based start-up wants to better the odds for stroke victims.

Channel News Asia  


Transcelestial raises S$2.5m in seed funding to deliver Internet with satellites, lasers.

The Business Times  


Found The Future.

EF Founder Stories

Twitter pays $150m for London AI startup Magic Pony.  

The Telegraph 


Singapore-based start-up wants to better the odds for stroke victims.

Channel News Asia  


Transcelestial raises S$2.5m in seed funding to deliver Internet with satellites, lasers.

The Business Times  


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The EF Programme

We run cohorts twice a year, in six different countries around the globe.

Singapore | Hong Kong | Bangalore | London | Paris | Berlin  


F O R M 

The first 3 months of the programme focuses on finding the right co-founder and supporting you both to develop and refine an ambitious idea.  

We call this Form, and it’s when we begin our investment by paying each person who joins a monthly stipend of 5,000 SGD.

I N V E S T M E NT C O M M I T T E E 

At the end of Form, you pitch to our Investment Committee to receive 75,000 SGD in funding for 10% of your company.  

It’s highly competitive and we don’t fund every team – only those that have the potential to become globally important companies.

L A U N C H 

Over the next 3 months, each team will work closely with a dedicated Venture Partner.  

Our VPs are successful entrepreneurs who have already scaled and sold technology companies worth hundreds of millions.  

 D E M O D A Y 

Demo Day is where every company pitches to a room of the world’s best early stage investors, from across Europe, the US, and Asia.  

Watch EF Asia 4 Demo Day Highlights

O F F I C E H O U R S 

Entrepreneur First brings the world’s best investors to you in order to streamline the fundraising process.  

We commit in advance to further backing every team that pitches at Demo Day by investing 15% of your seed round.

 E F C O M M U N I T Y  

With each cohort, our community of extraordinary individuals grows, making us the home to some of the smartest and most ambitious people across the world.  

We exist to bring Outliers together. 

Form 

The first 3 months of the programme focuses on finding the right co-founder and supporting you both to develop and refine an ambitious idea. 

We call this Form, and it’s when we begin our investment by paying each person who joins a monthly stipend of 5,000 SGD.

Investment Committee

At the end of Form, you pitch to our Investment Committee to receive 75,000 SGD in funding for 10% of your company.  

It’s highly competitive and we don’t fund every team – only those that have the potential to become globally important companies.

Launch

Over the next 3 months, each team will work closely with a dedicated Venture Partner. 

Our VPs are successful entrepreneurs who have already scaled and sold technology companies worth hundreds of millions.  

Demo Day 

Demo Day is where every company pitches to a room of the world’s best early stage investors, from across Europe, the US, and Asia.

 

Office Hours

Entrepreneur First brings the world’s best investors to you in order to streamline the fundraising process. 

We commit in advance to further backing every team that pitches at Demo Day by investing 15% of your seed round.

EF Community

With each cohort, our community of extraordinary individuals grows, making us the home to some of the smartest and most ambitious people across the world. 

We exist to bring Outliers together.  

Questions?

Drop a message to admissions@joinef.com.

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