Underrepresented Founders Grants Program

Making Equity Management More Equitable

At Fidelity, our mission is to empower entrepreneurs, and part of that mission is doing what we can to knock down the obstacles that they face when starting and growing their companies.

Gender, race, sexual orientation, and disability should not be barriers to starting a company and raising money, but far too often, they still are.

We’re proud to offer a grants program to help bridge the gap.

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Propel your startup forward. With a little help from Fidelity.

Our grants program is fairly simple. We provide recipients with awards of up to 100% of your first-year subscription. If you or your founding members identify as underrepresented, then you should definitely consider applying.

Raised up to $1M?

Receive a grant for your full first year at no cost and no on-boarding fees with the Starter subscription!

Raised between $1M and $5M?

Receive a grant of up to 50% toward your first year subscription and we’ll waive the onboarding fees!

Additional Program Benefits:

  • Brand exposure – be featured in our press releases, content, newsletters, and more
  • Enrichment & Training – access insights from community experts – investors, founders, lawyers, accounting, and more – through our robust event calendar
  • Partner Offers – Receive Fidelity-only offers from partners and service providers

The Fine Print

This offer does not include transactional fees for services such as incorporation, Onboarding, or Equity Financings. Companies must be new customers. Companies must not have raised a Series A or institutional round, or more than $5 million total. Onboarding must be completed within 30 days.

Join a Community of Diverse Founders and Startup Leaders

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Clay - Shoobx Underrepresented Founders Grants Recipient
Endstate - Shoobx Underrepresented Founders Grants Recipient
GroupRaise - Shoobx Underrepresented Founders Grants Recipient
Physician 360 - Shoobx Underrepresented Founders Grants Recipient
Unbound Babes - Shoobx Underrepresented Founders Grants Recipient

A powerful hub with everything you need as you grow

Access our entire suite of equity management solutions that will scale with you along the full startup journey from incorporation through exit or IPO. Our solutions provide a single source of truth for equity management, corporate governance, and diligence by automating the updates and organization of your data and documentation.

Cap Table Management

Automate and dynamically link your cap table.

HR Onboarding

Hire and manage employees easily with our HR Onboarding.

Expert Support

Our excellent guidance is always included — our team is ready to help you whenever you need.

Automated Data Room

Stay diligence-ready with our automated data room.

409A Valuations

Get fast, accurate, and competitively-priced 409A valuations from our third-party industry-vetted partners.

Scenario Modeling

Explore hypothetical scenarios including exit and dilutions, future rounds, and exports.

Apply for the Underrepresented Founders Grants Program

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