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Future Founders

Dubbed the “Pixar of Silicon Valley”, Atomic pioneered the studio model to make entrepreneurship accessible to anyone who has dreams of building something from scratch. We’re looking for people from all backgrounds to co-found new high-growth startups or to join as a founding team member at one of our early-stage companies.

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Hims & Hers, a modern approach to wellness

When you co-found a company with Atomic, you’re immediately surrounded by an experienced team. You have co-founders who’ve started $1B+ companies, functional teams of experts across legal, design, engineering, finance, people ops, and IT, as well as access to Atomic’s $260M Fund III.

About the program

Go further together

For 3-9 months, you’ll be regularly working directly with our general partners and extended team to co-found a company. At the end of the program, if we mutually find an idea we’re all excited about, we will invest up to $250,000 initially to get started, with the potential for substantially more when company milestones are met.

What are we looking for?

No two founders will look or think alike, but there are
some general themes we look for:

Track record of starting and building companies, whether it was considered a success or not
Leadership experience building teams, recruiting, strategic thinking
Unrivalled knowledge in an industry you’re passionate about
Super powers in a function like engineering, design, product, business development, sales
Unique perspective into large under-served markets that are ready to be modernized
You find a workaround when there is no workaround: tenacity is part of what defines you

Who we’re building with

You’re in good company

“Atomic isn’t just an investor. They truly co-found businesses with entrepreneurs, and continue to support those businesses in every way as they grow.”

Nikki Pechet, Co-Founder & CEO of Homebound

“Atomic’s team of specialists treats our company like its their own, from the HR team helping us close candidates into the late hours of the night, to the legal team driving financing rounds at record speeds.”

Hilary Coles, Co-Founder of Hims & Hers

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a startup idea or team to apply?

No — we review and accept applicants as individuals (with or without a startup idea).

How many Future Founders do you select?

Historically, we’ve worked with 10-15 new founders each year and we’ve been on pace to launch a new company a month. In many cases, we help match founders with each other to form founding teams.

How does the Future Founders selection process work?

Our initial conversation will get to know you as a candidate and answer any questions about the opportunities to co-found with Atomic. Then, you will meet with key collaborators at Atomic in a series of interviews and end with a virtual or in-person working session with us in Miami.

Do I need to move to Miami or SF?

We have amazing offices in Miami and SF and highly encourage working onsite for intensive ideation and launch sessions. We also encourage our team and founders to work from anywhere they feel they’re most productive. Our team is distributed across North America and we have a remote-friendly culture.

Will I get compensated while I am working at Atomic as a Future Founder?

Yes, all co-founders at Atomic get a competitive salary, equity, and benefits package.

  • “Atomic isn’t just an investor. They truly co-found businesses with entrepreneurs, and continue to support those businesses in every way as they grow.” – Nikki Pechet, Co-Founder and CEO, Homebound
  • “Atomic isn’t just an investor. They truly co-found businesses with entrepreneurs, and continue to support those businesses in every way as they grow.” – Nikki Pechet, Co-Founder and CEO, Homebound
  • “Atomic isn’t just an investor. They truly co-found businesses with entrepreneurs, and continue to support those businesses in every way as they grow.” – Nikki Pechet, Co-Founder and CEO, Homebound