The FoundersCard Story

FoundersCard was started to reward entrepreneurs for doing their part to change the world.

In 1997, our Founder Eric Kuhn, started VarsityBooks, an early internet business and went through the ups and downs that every entrepreneur uniquely experiences.

After raising over $40 million in venture capital, hiring over 200 employees and going public, the market crashed and within months, the company was de-listed. But Eric refused to give up. He completely changed the business model, built the business back up, and got re-listed back on the NASDAQ.

Throughout this experience, it seemed unfair to Eric that it was the top executives at large companies and investment banks that enjoyed incredible access and privileges and not the entrepreneurs. He thought that it should be the entrepreneurs, the true value-creators that most deserved these benefits. But, historically, entrepreneurs were taken for granted as customers and did not have much purchasing power individually.

And so an idea was born. In 2009, Eric set out to create a top-tier community around networking and benefits specifically for entrepreneurs.

Today, FoundersCard has grown to over 50,000 entrepreneurs around the world and partners with the very best travel, business, and lifestyle brands to provide its Members with high value benefits.

Our Community


50,000+

Members

$70,000,000+

Member Savings

500+

Exclusive Benefits

650,000+

Benefit Redemptions

"The Elite Black Card."
"Soothes Stress with Elite Access."
"Excellent VIP Benefits"

Hear From Our Members

Over 50,000 entrepreneurs, business professionals and innovators use FoundersCard to receive unprecedented benefits and networking opportunities.

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Cathay Pacific Airways

“The benefit alone makes my FC membership worth it. The Wing lounge at HKG is amazing.”

Katherine D.

CEO

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The Peninsula New York

“Got a $1300/night room for $530. Made FC pay for itself!”

Paolo M.

Principal

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Hilton Honors™

“Just used this for the first time. Usually stay at SPG properties, but there was not one in the immediate area. Booked the lowest cost room and was upgraded to a 1 bedroom suite for 4 nights. Also received extra points, free internet, and 2 bottles of water per day. Awesome benefit!”

Anthony M.

President

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British Airways

“Booked 6 round trip tickets for this summer and saved over $500!”

Christopher K.

Founder / COO

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Dell

“This is great! I saved almost $600 per new desktop for the offices at Hotel BPM Brooklyn.”

Bijal P.

Founder, CEO

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Activate

“Good as gold, the $5000 service credit came through. That's $5k (plus the $1.5K support credits) I no longer have to pay - thank you FC!”

Catherine J.

CEO

The absolute best program I have ever been a part of. Paid for itself the first 2 months.

Nelson G.
CEO - For The Earth Corp

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Emirates

“This benefit paid for the FC many times over!!! Love it!”

Todd B.

President | Co-Founder

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Wine Library

“What an awesome selection and great offers. Terrific FC benefit.”

Lorna P.

CEO

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Sixt Rent a Car

“Great upgrade and service with the platinum card.”

Slava F.

Founder & CEO

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Caesars Palace Las Vegas

“Combining this with Caesars Diamond Status gives you an amazing VIP experience on the strip.”

Mitty C.

Founder & CEO

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1-800-Flowers.com

“Saved over $60 on 1 order! Thanks so much FC!!”

Roderick R.

Managing Partner

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British Airways

“Over the last 12 months I've saved £thousands with this benefit from Founders Card, with the amount of travel I'm currently doing this is an amazing member benefit thank you. ”

Andrew B.

Chairman

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Qantas

“Just used this for a J flight to SYD - $839 saved. Thank you FC.”

George H.

Owner

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Stripe

“This is the best benefit I've seen. Excellent value. We've spent nearly $19,000 in CC fees to stripe this year and it's nice that we're getting a nice little $580 rebate!”

Brennen B.

Founder and CEO

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Office Depot

“In my first order, i've already saved over $300. I plan on using this for all of my companies.”

Harrison K.

President

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Avis Rent A Car

“This benefit is amazing! The discount is benefit enough; but, having the car waiting and avoiding lines at the counter made it even better! ”

Jason F.

President

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Stripe

“This was worth almost 600 bucks to me!”

Andrei G.

President

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illy Caffè

“Used this to finally pull the trigger on an espresso subscription for the office. The extra 20% off from FC added up to save me significantly on my coffee habit spend. ”

Peter B.

co-founder

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Dell

“Just saved over $1000!”

Tanisha R.

Co-Founder & CEO

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1-800-Flowers.com

“I saved a lot on holiday gifts for my staff.”

Mimi B.

Co-founder

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UPS

“YESSS. I already had 18% for small business, but the 36% is just that much better!”

Nicholas H.

President & CEO

FC Exclusive Benefit
Virgin Atlantic

“Just had a fantastic trip across the pond on Virgin Atlantic. Upper Class at a smart price. Thank you, Founders Card!”

Christopher S.

CEO

FC Exclusive Benefit
W Montreal

“Pretty awesome hotel. Was cheaper with FC discount and got free upgrade.”

Yo K.

Chief Operations Officer

FC Exclusive Benefit
Park Hyatt Tokyo

“This hotel is awesome. A MUST for all "Lost in Translation" fans. The FC rate is nearly half of the standard rate.”

Stefan W.

Founder & CEO

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Thompson Seattle

“Truly wonderful hotel. Just steps to everything. Hotel staff went out of way to make stay great. Room was upgraded with FC membership proactively to top floor with great view and early checkin / late checkout. ”

Nick P.

Founder & President

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MOO Inc.

“Saved about $250 in the past year from this benefit. ”

Brennen B.

Founder and CEO

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Belmond Charleston Place Charleston

“Just took advantage of this benefit. The $205 rate was over $100 less than any other I could find. I'd say it's *the* best hotel in Charleston, which I say as the once-upon-a-time founder of a global hotel review website!”

Jeff K.

Founder

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Mondrian Los Angeles

“My favourite hotel in LA. I have just booked a stay using my Founders card next week, and saved $100 on what i paid for the same room in 3 weeks ago!”

Andy V.

CEO

FC Exclusive Benefit
The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

“Great hotel and great benefit. For sure the hipper of the hotel selection in Vegas. I saved around 80$ over a 2 night stay.”

Nicolas R.

Creative Director

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Avis Rent A Car

“I just booked through FoundersCard and it was a couple of hundred less than every other promotion. I probably wouldn't have used Avis, otherwise, so this is a win for everyone! I am now a happy Avis renter! ”

Mary P.

President

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Herman Miller

“Great perk to Founders Card members. New chair is on the way and saved almost $200.”

John H.

CEO

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W Austin

“Stayed here while on a business trip and it was great. FoundersCard reduced our rate from ~$800 to a bit over $200.”

Ryan L.

CEO

FC Exclusive Benefit
AT&T Wireless

“This benefit alone, for me, makes the FoundersCard worth it.”

Brant R.

Founder

FC Exclusive Benefit
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel San Francisco

“Nearly saved the cost of FC membership with this benefit. When a conference hits SFO and need to book a last minute room b/c need to be in the city, it's great to get a FC rate than double or triple the 'sold out city' rate”

Joseph P.

CEO

FC Exclusive Benefit
ShopRunner

“Wide selection from known retailers, 2 day shipping, free return shipping, and convenience of shopping from anywhere are outstanding benefits! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

Steve K.

Owner

FC Exclusive Benefit
Shopify

“This benefit alone saves me the annual membership fee for FC. Highly recommended!”

Yong-Soo C.

Founder & Owner

FC Exclusive Benefit
American Airlines Status Challenge

“This is the very best way to get Platinum status on AA, and it usually shows up every year. Plus, American will let you reuse the benefit every 2 years, so a good reason to keep your FC membership going. ”

David D.

President

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adidas

“With my athleisure habit, this will pay for my membership alone. So great to get Adidas' newest gear at a discount!”

Tim W.

Founder & CEO

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Lenovo

“This offers the best pricing I've seen for Lenovo anywhere!”

Jeremy B.

Founder & Managing Director

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Singapore Airlines

“The service on Singapore Airlines is unbeatable, and the discount for FC members makes it even more of a no-brainer!”

Nikolai Z.

Founder/Director

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Solé Bicycles

“Just ordered 2. Saved $157. ”

Eftychis G.

Partner

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Zipcar for Business

“Waived application fee and reduced annual fee saves $60 right off the bat. Very useful in SF”

Grant M.

Co-Founder

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Hertz

“Just booked a Mercedes SUV for a week and FC saved me $60 over my previous Amex Platinum card discount.”

Dennis M.

Founder and CEO

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Audi

“Picked up a new Q7 and saved nearly $5k! ”

Katelin H.

Founding Partner

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BMW Group Corporate Sales Program

“Saved $1,500 on brand new 2018 M550. Also applies to immediate family members who live at same address- even if not founderscard members! ”

David L.

Principal

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BizFilings

“I needed an LLC set up immediately, and BizFilings did everything with ease. This is a great service and they treat FounderCard members like royalty. This is a great perk! ”

Watt S.

Founding Member

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Founders Concierge

“Really surprised with the quality of FC Concierge. After a mediocre experience with Amex Platinum Concierge, I had pretty low expectations but then life got really busy and I needed any help I could get. I fired a few requests over to them and they did research I would have struggled to do myself, gave me a bunch of options and then organised everything for me!”

James H.

CEO

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The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.

“Excellent experience, gracious late checkout, rate for same day booking was $200 less than Expedia, and I got a "Premier" instead of a deluxe room”

Tyler G.

CEO & Founder

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John Varvatos

“This discount has been fantastic. A solid deal on amazing clothing. Use it all the time!”

Matt G.

CEO & Co-founder

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Lenovo

“Great benefit. Very easy to use. Savings covered cost of membership and I have a great computer. ”

Chris C.

President

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Avis Rent A Car

“Having Presidents Club is such a step above Preferred Plus - I get upgraded 99% of the times I rent!”

Nancy O.

Owner

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AT&T Wireless

“Super easy. This will save me around $700 per year. ”

Bill F.

Founder/CEO

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W San Francisco

“The savings from membership with FC has already paid for the cost of the membership. Special rate at a spectacular hotel. ”

John P.

Director of Sales

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Silvercar by Audi

“Saved $138 on a single rental using this benefit!”

Jeffrey S.

President & CEO

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TripIt Pro

“The complimentary membership is fantastic, and for $39/year, the renewal is well worth it!”

Ethan F.

President, CEO

FC Exclusive Benefit
Virgin Hotels Chicago

“Update: I was able to book an awesome rate using FC & the cancelation policy is fantastic. Thank you FC, especially Kara, for your assistance,”

Jay G.

Creative Director

FC Exclusive Benefit
Andaz Wailea Resort Maui

“Used this for my upcoming stay, saved $450! Thanks FC team. ”

Seiyonne S.

Vice President, Business Development

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Bang & Olufsen

“Saved almost $500! It's benefits like these that make the membership so worth it.”

James N.

Director

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Sixt Rent a Car

“Saved over $1000 on an 8 day rental for Coastal CA Road trip from SJC to LAX. Rented The base SUV (Volvo XC60) and upgraded to Mercedes GLS450 with less than 2000 miles on it. Made the trip much more luxurious and fun. ”

Luke R.

CEO

FC Exclusive Benefit
MR PORTER

“Paid back the membership in one order. Pretty amazing to have access to the personal shoppers as well.”

Nathan M.

Co-Founder, Design Director

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Caesars Rewards

“One trip to Vegas pays for FC Membership. ”

Mark F.

CEO