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Founder Resources

Founder Resources

Founders Network: Startup Resources


Legal, Insurance, and People

Legal Resources



Parental Leave


Health Insurance

ConsenSys has partnered with TriNet to obtain preferred pricing on payroll services for our portfolio companies. In addition to this, TriNet provides white glove service to all the companies in the ConsenSys Labs portfolio. Please work directly with Zahava Kahan, Head of People, if you’d also like to work with TriNet as your insurance and benefits provider.

Directors and Officers Insurance

ConsenSys has a strong relationship with Marsh, a Global Leader in Insurance Broking and Risk Management. If you’d like D&O Insurance for your company, please contact Tom Borgers and John Chard for an introduction.


Building a Growth Framework

Go-to-Market Playbook

Operations + Finance


ConsenSys has partnered with TriNet to obtain preferred pricing on payroll services for our portfolio companies through TriNet. If you choose not to use TriNet, please refer to the information below: 

The price for payroll services for small business typically ranges from a $20 to $50 monthly base rate, plus an additional per-employee fee. Some services also guarantee that you won’t face any payroll tax fines or penalties. Other considerations to take into account are ease of use, customer service, and any industry-specific features / services you may require - depending on the nature of your firm. Other service providers include: 

  • Gusto: Free demo of Gusto for one month, and afterwards it’s a flat rate of $39, plus $6 per employee per month.

  • ADP: One of the oldest and best-known names in payroll. ADP’s small business packages (designed for 1 to 49 employees), provides payroll and tax filing software, time and attendance tracking, benefits planning, insurance services, and more. Pricing quote can be obtained from ADP. 

  • Paychex: Their small business product - Paychex Flex - is for co.’s with 1-49 employees and is a cloud-based, mobile-friendly service that comes with a high-quality support team, available 24/7. 


Prospective Investors

  • Create a list of prospective investors, with the following fields (at a minimum): 

    • Firm

    • Investor (person)

    • Typical Stage of investment (Seed, A, B, etc.) 

    • Industry / focus (SaaS, Blockchain, Consumer, etc.)

    • Location

    • Who knows them?

    • Typical check size

    • Status

    • Notes

    • Next Steps

  • Feel free to use this Fundraising CRM template to track your target investor list

Labs Fundraising Support

  • Min Teo, Josh Daniels, Shawn Cheng


Tech & Startup News / Events

Series A Diligence Checklist

YC’s Series A diligence checklist.