A New Way to find and fund Ideas

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New Ventures

Ideas are Everywhere.

We find them, fund them and bring them to life
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The Opportunity

3 out of 5

People Have An Idea To Start A Company

Many of these ideas have huge potential buried in them. Most need only a small amount of funding to get started.

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The Problem

Less than 8%


This untapped innovation potential means millions of potential new ventures are just waiting to get started and could create jobs, generational wealth and game changing innovations to our world's challenges.

A New Approach to Funding

We help entrepreneurial dreamers become doers that build promising new companies

Personal finances should not be a factor as to whether a great idea becomes reality. Our philanthropic Pebble Funds solve this challenge once and for all. Contributions, which are 100% tax-deductible, pave the way for a universal onramp, enabling anyone to transform ideas into action.

Every successful business needs adequate capital to begin, expand, and ultimately grow. Sadly, lack of capital is one of the biggest barriers to realizing the full economic potential that promising young companies represent to our communities and our nation. Our Cornerstone Funds are blended returns impact investment vehicles that provide a full stack of investment options to the most promising new ventures

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we’ve started hundreds of new Builders on their entrepreneurial journey

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The Idea Accelerator

An innovative 90-day program that teaches anyone the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and takes their ideas from concept to action through rapid experimentation.

We help you put your idea into action in a no-cost, no-risk way. The program is free. We’ll surround you with a world-class team who can help you build. We’ll even provide the funding so you can run short, high-impact tests of your ideas. The result? Build with confidence (rather than guesses)!
No business plan, pitch deck or incorporated business required
Just bring your biggest and boldest ideas and a willingness to learn so we can roll up our sleeves together and get started building.

We’re investing in a future of Buildership™ where technologies disrupt to democratize.

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Builders + Backers was recognized in Fast Company's 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards for our transformational approach to bringing entrepreneurial dreams to life.

Fast Company's World Changing Ideas Awards honor sustainable designs, innovative products, bold social initiatives, and other creative projects that are changing the way we work, live, and interact with the world.

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