Work with our team, from partner to growth engineer, to complete a rigorous validation process that compresses years of experience into 3-6 months.
If we’re mutually excited about a validated proposition, we will co-found the company together and invest up to €500k in the next 18 months to get the company up and running.
Our studio team works alongside you and your co-founder until your own dedicated team can be hired. Together we’ll speed up a fifty-month process and cut time spent in half.
Ready to talk about impactful startup ideas for real estate or pitch your own? Any questions? Reach out to us anytime.
What are you looking for in a co-founder?
No two founders are alike, luckily. Our evaluation process aims to establish a match between our co-founders, the opportunity at hand, and the studio. We would love it if you could tick a few of these boxes:
Do I have to move to the Netherlands?
If you want to start a conversation with us, feel free to reach out from wherever you are. We actively engage with a global community of founders from ecosystems all over the world. However, if our conversations progress and we want to build a company together, you should be willing to relocate and have the right to work in the Netherlands.
Can I bring in my own startup ideas?
You are welcome to bring in your own ideas, but they will have to pass the same validation process as ideas generated by our studio team.
Does Builders participate in existing companies?
We do not participate in already established (fully operational) companies. This is because our focus is on building early-stage companies; our studio process, resources, and operational support won't provide the same value to later-stage companies. Still, we are happy to hear from you and provide you with any advice to help you along the journey.
How is Builders financed?
Builders is independently financed by our studio partners and investors around the globe. Get in touch to receive exclusive access to our venture deal-flow or learn more about the studio asset class.
How will equality be divided?
We know equity is a precious and emotional subject. In the end, the numbers and value all have to make sense. To ensure interests are aligned and become partners, we believe equity should be equally divided amongst founders. The outcome of this division results in an equal 1/3 split between the studio and co-founders. We think it is essential that our co-founders hold a majority stake in the company for future follow-on investments.
How invested is Builders in ventures?
The commitment to our ventures is related to the stages in our stage-gate model. In the early days, our studio team is hands-on involved in building and launching the company. Later in the process, we gradually start adding people to the founding team to replace our role as a studio. After preparing our company for a spin-out, our involvement changes to a more strategic manner.