You’re here to grow. We’re here to help.

The Founders First Expansion Advisory is an exclusive service to help companies we invest in

take their businesses to the next level.

Don’t leave your success to chance

While you’ve excelled to get where you are, to keep growing you need outside perspectives, clear planning, and accountability—exactly what our Expansion Advisory offers.

Get 1:1 coaching

You’ll have a 1:1 relationship with a world-class business coach who will be your co-pilot to comb through your financials, build a growth plan, and reach your leadership potential. 

Build a 3-year growth playbook

Develop a powerful playbook that will help you increase revenue, cut costs, take advantage of trends, and inspire a culture of agility and organizational change. 

Drive innovation in your org

Transform your entrepreneurial ideas into breakthrough products, services, and results, and build the team that can execute on your vision.

Don’t leave your success to chance

While you’ve excelled to get where you are, to keep growing you need outside perspectives, clear planning, and accountability—exactly what our Expansion Advisory offers.

Get 1:1 coaching

You’ll have a 1:1 relationship with a world-class business coach who will be your co-pilot to comb through your financials, build a growth plan, and reach your leadership potential. 

Build a 3-year growth playbook

Develop a powerful playbook that will help you increase revenue, cut costs, take advantage of trends, and inspire a culture of agility and organizational change. 

Drive innovation in your org

Transform your entrepreneurial ideas into breakthrough products, services, and results, and build the team that can execute on your vision.

"We’ve actually grown our revenue by two and a half times over the course of two years. It has meant we were able to hire more people—we doubled the size of our staff."

 

Linda Amatro, Klarinet Solutions, Founders First Revenue-Based Funding Client

Set Your Expectations High

Our coaches and advisors dig under the hood to understand what makes your company tick and develop a plan with you
for how it can really take off. Here’s what you can expect:

Move the needle

The bottom line is you want to grow your business. We’ll zero in on exactly what it takes, including:

 

  • Reducing operating costs while increasing revenue
  • Accelerating customer acquisition
  • Increasing customer value and retention
  • Rolling out effective marketing and sales campaigns
  • Developing new products and technology
  • And pivoting when you need to

Build the right team

You need the right people in the right seats to accomplish your goals. We’ll help you:

 

  • Build incentive plans that motivate and reward your team
  • Deal with employee and contractor turnover
  • Develop hiring best practices
  • Level up your leadership team

Build the right team

You need the right people in the right seats to accomplish your goals. We’ll help you:

 

  • Build incentive plans that motivate and reward your team
  • Deal with employee and contractor turnover
  • Develop hiring best practices
  • Level up your leadership team

Immediate impact.
Immediate value.

It won’t take months to see results. Within the first few advisory sessions, together, we’ll: 

 

  • Focus like a laser on areas of improvement for your growth plan
  • Develop a budget for your first year of funding to deploy capital effectively
  • Build a KPI dashboard to monitor business performance at a glance

Our coaches have been there, done that

When it comes to coaching, you need someone who has been in your shoes and tackled the same problems you’re facing. We pair you with experienced coaches who have also been successful entrepreneurs and investors in their own right. Here’s one:

Kimberly Davis King
Angel Investor, Start-up Advisor and Mentor

Education:
  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • BS, Industrial Engineering, Stanford University
Career Highlights:
  • Took 6 companies public
  • Former General Partner, IDG Ventures
Teaching Highlights:
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship, San Diego State University
  • Instructor, Zip Center and Incubator, San Diego State University
  • Co-Founder and Director, Start-R Startup Incubator, University of San Diego
Interested in working with a coach like Kimberly to take your business to the next level? Learn more about the Founders First Expansion Advisory service today.

How It Works

Our Advisory sessions are structured for rapid results and frequent, accountability check-ins.

  • (2) 90-minute discovery, strategy, and execution sessions per month
  • (2) 15-minute CEO check-in sessions per month
  • (1) quarterly session to be held in person (if possible)
  • Introductions to SMEs who can help address specific areas of concern
  • Development of 3 Year Growth Playbook
  • Development of a KPI Dashboard
  • Quarterly Performance Assessments
  • Financial Health Advisory