Don't Adventure Alone

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A fundraise is an expedition and we believe no founder should go it alone.  We are a group of founders helping other founders traverse the treacherous fundraising landscape, to help you reach the summit powerfully.

Since 2019 Fulcrum has helped more than 100 startups from diverse industries raise more than $55M in angel and venture capital. We believe that fundraising is its own skill and that without this skill many entrepreneurs fail where otherwise they would succeed.

Our programs help founders become among the top 1% of startup founders when it comes to raising early-stage capital. We have taken everything we’ve learned about raising capital and distilled it down into an effective repeatable system. We believe that armed with this system and a desire to execute, any founder can find and close the right investors for their venture.

In addition to working with founders, we work with funds and accelerators to help them ensure the success of their portfolio companies, thereby increasing investment returns. 

Meet Our Team

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Will Sacks

Founder, CEO

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Cailin Hardell

Program Director

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Sharn Bassi

Director of Operations and
Program Manager

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Susan Barnes

Director of Ecosystem

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Melanie Platt

Venture Partner & Founder Coach

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Patrick Lewis

Managing Director

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Alyssa Mitchell​

Venture Associate​

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Andrew Reynolds

Venture Associate

Meet Our Mentors

Fulcrum mentors have raised over $700M in angel and venture capital

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Omer Davidi

CEO & Co-Founder - BeeHero
$66M Raised

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Caleb Counts

CEO - Connected Cannabis Co
$55M Raised

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Jordan Ramer

CEO - EV Connect
$51M Raised

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Kuljeev Singh

CEO - ResQ
$46.7M Raised

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Ryan Lee

President & CEO - Nautical Commerce
$31M Raised

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Anil Narasimha

Co-Founder & CEO - Mekonos
$31M Raised

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Vasu Prathipati

CEO - Maestro QA
$31M Raised

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Julie Gerdeman

CEO - Everstream Analytics
$29M Raised

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Ariyan Kabir

Co-Founder & CEO - Gray Matter Robotics
$25.4M Raised

Elizabeth Muller Mentor – Fulcrum Venture Accelerator

Elizabeth Muller

CEO, Co-Founder, Board Director - Deep Isolation
$22.6M Raised

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Yashar Behzadi

CEO & Founder - Synthesis AI
$21M Raised

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Piyush Sharrma​

CEO - Accurics (Acquired)
$20M Raised

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Kaitlyn Knopp

CEO & Founder - Pequity
$19M Raised

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Vikas Gupta

CEO - Azibo
$19M Raised

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Rakesh Soni

CEO - Login Radius
$19M Raised

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Vikram Ashok

CEO - Graphite
$18.8M Raised

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Bob Lam

CEO - Shard Secure
$15.6M Raised

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Gary E. Barnett

CEO - Rulai
$14.5M Raised

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Raffi Holzer

CEO - Avvir (Acquired)
$12.6M Raised

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Kohsuke Kawaguchi

CEO - Launchable
$12.5M Raised

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Dylan Robbins

CEO & Founder - Lucra Sports
$12.1M Raised

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Corey White

CEO & Founder - Cyvatar
$12M Raised

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Nile Dreiling

CEO - Holey Grail Donuts
$9M Raised

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Hermann Schützinger

CEO - Brain Luxury
$8.1M Raised

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Jason Devitt

CEO - Compound Eye
$7.9M Raised

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Xina Quan

Co-Founder & CEO - PyrAmes
$6M Raised

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Mohamed Sheta

CEO - Aiztech; Fulcrum Alumni
$6M Raised

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Marshall Hayes

Founder - Amplio Digital (Acquired); Investor, Executive Coach
$6M Raised

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Aly Dhalla

CEO - Fineo
$6M Raised

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Krishnan Gopalakrishnan

CEO - Plannery; Fulcrum Alumni
$4.1M Raised

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Kiah Hochstetler

CEO - Goodworks Ventures; Investor
$3.2M Raised

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Daniel Nordberg

CEO - Playground.tv; Fulcrum Alumni
$1.6M Raised

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Chhavi Singh

Cofounder - Flyte AI
$1.5M Raised

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Aslan Goldenhour

CEO & Founder - Mimicry
$ Raised: Undisclosed

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Laura Lucas

Partner - L'Attitude Ventures
$ Raised: Undisclosed

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Patrick Reichenberger

President & CEO - AltiBio
$ Raised: Undisclosed

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Yagub Rahimov

CEO - Tested Web; Investor
$ Raised: Undisclosed



Our Story

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Fulcrum Venture Accelerator was founded in 2019 by serial social entrepreneur Will Sacks with the mission to empower socially-minded entrepreneurs and help them succeed at raising capital.

Will once created a solar powered race car that he raced from Chicago to Los Angeles and most recently founded Kindara with the mission to empower women everywhere through body literacy. Kindara raised around $9M in angel and venture funding and was acquired in 2018. He and the Fulcrum Venture Accelerator team are based in Boulder CO & Nashville TN, with staff in Toronto, Paris and New York. 

To learn more about Fundraising Mastery, our signature program that has helped founders raise more than $50M, click here.