Startup Community Resources






Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS) is an outsourced accounting firm that supports early stage and mid-sized companies with the accounting essentials such as tax preparation and filing, 409A valuation services and outsourcing of the transactional accounting, as well as, CFO consulting services.

For EGFS events:

For more information, please contact Brieanne Traube:



founders network

Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 500 tech startup founders. The platform, peer advisory programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships.

For more information, please email:



startup socials

Startup Socials is a global community of entrepreneurs built to connect and empower people in the startup ecosystem. They host social and educational events around the globe where you can network, learn, and create new relationships for your current and future startup ventures:

Please contact Vasil Azarov, CEO:



global accelerator

The GAN is a community of 75 accelerators on six continents and in more than 120 cities around the world. GAN accelerators are positively changing local startup communities and they all share the same end goal; to give startups the power to create and grow their businesses, wherever they are. GAN accelerators achieve this goal by providing startups with hands-on mentorship, support and connections.

Startups who attend GAN accelerators are successful. They’re raising an average of $923K in funding, creating seven jobs, and staying in business 83% of the time. On average, GAN accelerators are accepting only 2.1% of applicants to their program, and to date GAN accelerators have helped some 3,200 companies receive over $4.8B USD in funding and create 21,000 jobs globally.

For more information, please visit GAN’s website at: , or email Dani Larson at: 




TriNet HR simplifies payroll and benefits for startups. With 12,000 clients nationwide, they provide startups with exceptional health insurance benefits, payroll, 401(k), a mobile platform, and other services like recruiting and salary studies. Many of the world’s most exciting founding teams trust TriNet’s HR Consultants to grow their business and reduce their employee benefit costs. Contact Jesse Freese @ 415.480.4450 or Mention that you’re a friend of MergerTech and you’ll receive a new client discount.





Keen IO’s cloud analytics platform and APIs allow companies to power custom analytics without having to maintain and scale their own analytics infrastructure. Companies can collect, store, analyze, and visualize data from websites, apps, connected devices, and more. Thousands of customers use Keen IO for a broad range of use cases, delivering internal analytics solutions to help teams make better decisions or embedding white-labeled analytics features and reports directly into their products. To learn more, visit




Rimon [ree-mohn] is a highly selective entrepreneurial firm that combines the dynamic client service, teamwork and agility of a high-end boutique law firm with the deep multidisciplinary experience of a large global firm. Their clients consistently receive exceptional representation from their all-star team of corporate, litigation, tax, intellectual property, and private client attorneys, while their innovative structure allows for efficient pricing.

Pls contact Ted Thomas at:





The IBM Global Entrepreneur Program gives you up to $120,000 in cloud credits for use on SoftLayer cloud infrastructure and IBM Bluemix development platform-as-a-service. Startups can also access business and technical mentors for free! Please contact Howard Kim at for more information about IBM’s Global Entrepreneur Program.




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Exitround is the private, anonymous marketplace for buyers and sellers of technology companies from the small to mid-market. Using its proprietary software algorithms, Exitround provides greater efficiency and intelligence enabling buyers and sellers to reach far beyond the traditional boundaries of sector, geography and personal networks. Exitround’s broad user base spans from the SMB to the Global 2000, including corporate and private equity partners looking for financial transactions.




Send grid

SendGrid’s trusted platform, tools, and expert services team make it effortless for developers and marketers to craft, segment, test, and successfully deliver all of their email, no matter the use case: purchase confirmations, password reset instructions, an upcoming sale, or a nurturing campaign.

About the SendGrid Accelerate Program:

The SendGrid Accelerate Program has been specially crafted for top tier startups, accelerators, VCs and incubators. As a dedicated team of business and technical experts that live and breathe startups, the SendGrid Community Development Team is here to help founders and their companies grow faster and smarter by providing comprehensive support, networking, and resources including access to SendGrid’s world class email deliverability platform and engagement tools.




Brad Feld, Foundry Group / TechStars: