Founder in Residence


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Administration
  • Post Date: 06/02/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: , San Francisco, CA

About Wefunder

We believe that when all Americans can invest in innovation, the world will be a better place. And soon, our dream will become a reality. Thanks to the JOBS Act, everyone — not just the wealthy — will be able to invest as little as $100 in the startups they care about. Not only does this open up the pool of investors, and increase the amount of great ideas that get funded, but it allows startups to grow an army of passionate investors who truly want to see them succeed. Second tier VC’s will become obsolete as startups tap their lead users and customers for quick early investments.

Job Description

The Deal

Spend 75% of your time on your startup. In return, we'll put you on salary, cover your health care, let you work in our swank office mansion, and (if you really need it) give you a bunk bed to crash in. Plus, we'll do our best to help you succeed. You'll work directly with the founding team, and we know some things.

What will you spend the rest of your 20% of your time on? You tell us. We've funded a couple hundred companies – ranging from local breweries to flying cars. How could you help them in your spare time? What's your superpower?

Why are we doing this?

Mostly, because we like being around really smart and ambitious founders.

We're also a Public Benefit Corporation with a mission of helping more early-stage founders get off the ground. This seems to be a fit.

Some more details:

  • It's a 3 month program.
  • We pay $3500 a month (plus health care). Enough so you won't starve.
  • The bunk bed, if you need it, is in our office in SF's Mission district.
  • You must be in SF. Hours are completely flexible of course, but you should be around.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or have a valid work visa, unfortunately.
  • You don't need to be a tech founder. You can open up a boba tea shop for all we care!


To Apply:

We accept one person at a time, so it's rather competitive. Please contact us with the following info:


    1. 1. What is your startup?


    1. 2. Why choose this idea of all the things you could be working on?


    1. 3. How far along are you? What's your biggest obstacle?


    1. 4. What is your biggest weakness? How about your superpower?


    1. 5. Please provide some links to you and/or your work. Save us the google stalking time!


    1. 6. How do you think you can help Wefunder in your 20% time?


    1. 7. When can you start? Do you live in SF? Do you need a bunk bed?


    1. 8. If the world collapsed, what is your post-apocalyptic survival skill?


    1. 9. Tell us how you are an interesting and cool human.


P.S. - Brevity is the soul of wit!


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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.