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Entrepreneurs turn tables on venture capitalists at TheFunded

Glenn Chapman, Agence France-Presse

TheFunded exposes deal terms, including dreaded liquidation preference

Matt Marshall, VentureBeat irks venture capitalists - Its goal to spark change in an insular world is laudable

Therese Poletti, MarketWatch

Some VCs learn to appreciate the site that rates them

Anupreeta Das, Reuters

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Partner with provides a forum for technology CEOs and Founders to discuss fundraising and growing a start-up company. By partnering with this leading entrepreneurial community, your brand can engage a highly targeted and hard-to-reach audience looking for services to help their businesses grow. Audience (as of December, 2011)

  • 17,500+ manually screened and approved start-up CEO or Founder members
  • 100k+ total unique readers per month
    • 86% are CEOs, 9% are CFO/CTO/COO
    • 76% currently fundraising, or plan to start within the next 3 months
    • 57% have founded multiple start-ups
    • 84% are US-based (45% US-West)
  • Average visits per month = 4
  • Average time spent per visit = 7 minutes

The Partnership Program accepts a limited number of Partners at any given time, and only when the content/ offering is well targeted and contextual to our audience. Partnerships include;

Site Exposure
  • Category exclusivity for the duration of your partnership
  • Sponsored Post
    • Engage the audience with relevant content shown on the homepage blogroll
    • Also highlighted atop the Daily Newsletter (15k+ opt-in subscribers), atop the weekly "Founder Insight" blog post, and distributed throughout our feeds and social media
  • Text Advertising
    • Ribbon listing with category and link on the top of every page
    • Up to 6 text ads in rotation throughout the site content
    • Partners rotate 'roadblock' ownership of pages to ensure brand impact
    • 500-1250 clicks/month on 400k+ impressions
  • Customizable Partner Landing Page within for direct lead generation. Here is an example.
  • Opportunity to offer a discounted or special service to TheFunded audience (either publicly, or in a private section for members only).
Partner Tools audience comprises of sophisticated entrepreneurs and CEOs, who respond much differently than more mainstream audiences. We empower our partners with tools to get the most out of their exposure.

  • Assigned Account Manager from to help you craft effective content for our audience, and optimize that content throughout the life of your partnership.
  • Online Partner Dashboard that allows you to edit, track and optimize the performance of your text ads and Landing Page in real-time.
  • Up-to-date Site Statistics

    • 4,121 Venture Funds Listed
    • 4,121 Venture Funds Listed
    • 525 Venture Funds Certified
    • 18,310 Venture Capitalists Listed
    • 21,226 CEO or Founder Members
    • 30,225 Total Ratings and Reviews:
      • 6,724 Venture Fund Ratings
      • 9,625 Venture Fund Comments
      • 13,876 Venture Partner Ratings and Comments
    • 30,814 Feedback or Discussion of Comments

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