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The Redwood Startup Fund (preston-werner.com)
17 points by mojombo on April 7, 2022 | hide | past | favorite | 10 comments

Tom Preston-Werner here, I'm behind the Redwood Startup Fund as an extension of my work on RedwoodJS. I also do a lot of angel investing, and this fund finally combines my great loves of Redwood and investing! I'm happy to answer any questions you may have about the $1M fund and how we expect to deploy it over the coming twelve months.

I appreciate the term "existential round" as it highlights your intention.

Are there other individuals, angels, firms, etc. that communicate a similar focus and intention specifically for software? Maybe this is more common than I previously realized.

This is a very cool incentive for folks wanting to try get that idea they've had in their heads for a while proof-of-concepted!

Thanks, Orta! I'm especially keen to get money in the hands of under-represented developers that would otherwise not have a chance to spend time on getting a startup off the ground. Hopefully we can be first money in at a time that truly makes a difference in whether a startup exists or not!

How do you foresee region/country playing a part in the startups you choose to invest in?

The Redwoork Framework, the Community, and now the Startup Fund! If you've been holding off on that startup idea, it's time to reconsider. We've built our startup on Redwood with the community's support, and we are here to welcome the exciting next wave of Redwood startups. Come join us!

If you're a new startup, looking for a full-stack framework to scale with, and you want funding to start your journey from nonetheless, GitHub's co-founder...this is honestly a great opportunity

Thanks, Will! It's awesome having you in the Redwood startup community, and blown away by the work you're doing at Everfund!

Cheers Tom! Great to have the mega support from the RW community too, and we're certainly getting there faster because of it.

Awesome! I had guessed correctly that this would be the big announcement today :)

I think it is a great idea and it will be exciting to see what comes out of it.

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