Unleashing the potential in every founder

Founder Library is a learning portal packed with hundreds of resources to help startup founders go further faster.

We envision a world where every founder, regardless of background, is able to bring their boldest vision to life and become an extraordinary leader.

Built on a strong foundation


We believe in the power bringing people together for the collective good. The library is built by contributors who live for helping founders and the startup ecosystem.


We believe knowledge unleashes opportunity. The library contains a treasure trove of tactical, practical and credible resources from the world's top founders, operators, and VCs.


We believe access to information is empowering and liberating. The library has no profit motive and aspires to be accessible to every founder in the world.


We believe diversity is required for innovation and social progress. The library is committed to diversity of perspectives and contributors.

It takes a village

Founder Library is led by a collection of contributors who believe in the power of education, entrepreneurship, and community.

We are standing on the shoulders of the founders, operators and investors whose resources are featured in the library. The library wouldn't be possible without their contributions.

Core Team

Steve Schlafman

Head Librarian

Coach & Founder at High Output, a boutique leadership development company. Angel Investor. Previously a VC at Primary Ventures, Lerer Hippeau and RRE Ventures.

Dheeraj Putlur

Head of Product

Software Engineer, building products at Populus, a transportation data aggregator. Previously built products at Goldman Sachs.

Corey Crossfield

Head of Community & Content

Director of Client Services at Feature.fm, previously digital strategy at bitbird, Red Light Management and The Collective.


Julia Austin

Founder of Good For Her, a community for women founders. Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship. Board member, advisor and angel investor and executive coach.

Rishi Tripathy

Product Manager at OnDeck. Rishi's a guy seeking ikigai. He is passionate about people, the problems they face, and the products that can solve them. His interests in technology, education, and entrepreneurship are rooted in their ability to create scalable, sustainable impact.


Our Patrons make the Founder Library possible. They ensure we have the funding to compensate core contributors, pay for software and tools, and remain accessible to every founder.
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