Founder2be was founded in 2011 and hopes to extend its more than 15,000 registered users by encouraging people from five continents to connect.
The site’s competition includes CoFoundersLab and FounderDating, with the latter allowing an invite-only basis of matching.
Founder2be founder Oliver Bremer told TechCrunch that although the invite only approach is interesting, he does not agree with it.
“To me this is as if LinkedIn would review your CV first before they let you upload it. Or match.com saying ‘you’re not good enough’. Who are we to say that? People need to decide for themselves who they want to work with,” Bremer said.
The co-founder match fixing sites also organise startup weekends where members can meet, with the first such meeting set for Lagos in Africa while Perth will host a similar meeting in Australia.
”We provide the online dating platform together with a StartupWeekend-like, community-driven event series for people to match and meet and make their own decisions,” Bremer added.
Founder2be lists Cureeo as among its success stories - a startup e-commerce site for artwork that has already received US$75,000 in funding, with the site acting as a platform and introducing founder Maida to her co-founder Abid.
Apart from accepting new members in the two continents Founder2be says it will also be accepting applications for event hosts for its local networking sites.