The Report

This report to be a conversation starter and positive outcome catalyst for founders, and their teams and communities.

Excerpt from the report

“We need to have more conversations and training around this topic at the same time people are learning about business models, MVPs, and pitch decks. This isn’t a self-serving statement to benefit this report. It’s a human and business issue.

According to a 2016 study by the National Bureau of Economic Research, “VCs see the management team as more important than business related characteristics such as product or technology” [1].

This outcome remains constant today. Yet, westill see an increasing number of articles and real-world cases of depression, burnout, and even death by suicide in the founder community.”

This report is primarily intended for underestimated founders looking to create or expand their mental wealth practice. After founders, the people who can benefit from this report are investors seeking to add more value to the their portfolio companies.

For this report and the survey, “Founder” is defined as a creator and operator of astartup, small business, or lifestyle business. The survey directions included language that stated it was to be completed by underestimated founders—women, people of color, and LGBTQ+—in the United Kingdom and United States.

Inquiries for Partnerships to support the 2021 FMW Report and 2021 Founder Mental Wealth Fellowships: