Are you a mechanical engineer looking for a change? Want more autonomy? Want to rule your own destiny? Great, you have come to the right spot.
Forward Capital Fund provides seed funding to engineers for contract manufacturing startups. Seed funding is the earliest stage of venture funding. We pay for your expenses, machinery and working capital while you’re getting started.
We think engineers are most productive when they can spend most of their time hacking on equipment, automation and products. Our goal is to create an environment where you can focus exclusively on building products, automation and talking to customers.
We make investments in return for stakes in the companies we fund. All venture investors supply some combination of money and help. In our case the money is by far the smaller component. The most important thing we do is work with engineers on their ideas. We’re manufacturers ourselves, and we’ve spent a lot of time figuring out how to make things people want and exploring machines and markets. The next most important thing we do is help founders deal with investors, customers and acquirers. Lastly, we have built a network of manufacturing sales reps, engineers, accountants, lawyers, software partners, machinery, tools companies, investors, and mentors to help you every step of the way.
Forward Capital Fund knows how difficult it is to make the leap from a nice job to a startup, we’ve done it ourselves. We have done our best to create the type of place that we would have liked to jump to and control our own destiny. We hope you like it!