Go further, faster.
Traction beats perfection.



Validate customer needs and define
initial business model


Build and test first version
of the product


Accelerate product development and
launch the business

Investment Readiness

Prepare founders for seed funding and
product-market fit



Extract customer data and identify
growth opportunities


Drive customer and revenue growth

Investment Readiness

Prepare founders for series-A funding
and scaling their companies
*We don’t do cohort-based startup development engagement.
We invest on a case by case basis and tailor our engagements specifically to the reality of each startup

In-house Support

Founders who choose to join Openner’s startup development engagement will have access to the below in-house support including financial capital

& Investment-Readiness

We typically invest at pre-seed or seed rounds, and then aim to invest in every round up to liquidity. We aim to be the first investor in our startups. In future rounds, we personally guide our founders on fundraising: we review and iterate on their messaging and pitch deck, run rehearsal meetings, and make introductions to appropriate investors.

& Growth

We guide founders through the hurdles of product-market fit and go to market. We give them access to our in-house specialist team. From establishing customer bases to launch and generating revenue, we’re there to help them build and grow incredible products that people love, ultimately driving traction and top-line growth.

Strategic Advisory

We are on their board from Day 1. Founders get 24/7 access to our general partners and operating partners to help them minimize waste and get faster results.


We help founders run a great recruiting process. We review their job requirements, providing intelligence on what’s working and not, compensation data, and meeting with key candidates as part of the “closing” process if they need a little more help.

Brand & Comms

Understanding and owning narrative can be a significant competitive advantage in everything from fundraising to hiring and business development, which is why we help founders across the board – whether it’s building their brand strategies, developing key messaging, content creation, sourcing creative agencies, writing press releases or talking to journalists.

Community & Network

Our network becomes their network. As a member of our community, founders gain access to potential hires, customers, investors, partners, and friends!