FFL is the startup accelerator for experienced tech industry leaders. Created by founders, FFL Startup Accelerator helps talented entrepreneurs overcome the challenges inherent in starting a company.


70+ companies

Over 70 companies have been through FFL and our founders have been Product Managers and Software Engineers from Google, Apple, Facebook, and LinkedIn, a Co-Founder of Excite, a Partner from Sequoia Capital, and Co-Founders of PBworks. We invite you to reach out to our members to find out about the experience.

5 Years

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Since 2011, FFL has hosted startups working in big data, mobile, IoT, consumer, and enterprise. Graduates include Aviate (acquired by Yahoo), Digital Staircase (acquired by Facebook), Amiato (acquired by Amazon),  Pixelapse (acquired by Dropbox), Wello (acquired by Weight Watchers), Pushpins (acquired by Ebates), Earnest, eShares, Osmo, Rentlytics, and LearnUp.


$500M+ raised

FFL alumni have raised over $500M from leading investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Accel Partners, First Round Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Google Ventures, SV Angel, Data Collective VC, CrunchFund, Charles River Ventures, General Catalyst, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Upfront Ventures.

Our founders are experienced tech industry leaders

Director, Product Manager, Software Engineer

Director, Product Marketing, Software Engineer


Group Product Manager

Product Manager, Platform Partnerships

Product Manager, Platform Partnerships



Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer



What our founders have to say

We could not imagine a better place to start our company.... We’ve gotten great product, design, and PR advice [and] learned from other first class start-ups.
— Paul Montoy-Wilson, Co-Founder at Aviate (acquired by Yahoo!)
FFL was an amazing way to kickstart Quettra. Before we raised funding, FFL gave us the perfect work environment to build our product and even have our first customer meetings (and sales!).
— Ankit Jain, Founder & CEO at Quettra (acquired by SimilarWeb)
Being a part of FFL has enabled Team Wello to come together and make significant progress. The FFL teams have been so supportive and the experience has been very beneficial in our development. THANK YOU!
— Ann Scott-Plante, Co-Founder at Wello (Acquired by Weight Watchers)
I owe FFL a lot. I’m not sure eShares would exist without you guys. It was great office that helped me recruit my early employees and the FFL network of founders helped me raise money.
— Henry Ward, Founder & CEO at eShares
After we left our previous employer, we had no common place to meet and work.... Getting into FFL helped us focus our company and accelerate its growth.
— Mehul Shah, Co-Founder at Amiato (acquired by Amazon)

Our 70+ companies have raised $500M+ from leading investors

Our startups have been acquired by great companies

Special thanks to our generous sponsors


Our Office

395 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306