The Co-founder



Two young start-up founders are on the brink of losing their company; a fate they narrowly avoid thanks to a hairbrained scheme to have their neighborhood barista— a white dude, of course— pretend to be the third founder in order to raise money.

What’s the story about ?

Valerie and Juliet are more than just best friends: they are business partners in the cutthroat world of Silicon Valley, where their video game startup is on the verge of failure. They are exhausted: between running out of capital and being treated like dirt during their fundraising meetings with big-deal finance bros, they need a win, or it’s game-over. They need…a white guy. It was only supposed to be one meeting; one meeting where neighborhood barista and Random White Dude Toby Johnson pretended to be a co-founder to clinch the investment cash. But one million dollars later, Toby shows no signs of going with grace. Instead, he plots to entrench himself further into their company, which he had no part in founding, and unless Valerie and
Juliet want the truth to come out—and to kiss their company goodbye—they have to play along.

3 reasons why you should adapt this book :

  • For its strong and funny characters
  • For its new type of heroes
  • For its cliffhangers

Producer : Realm


Mimi Mondal


Alexis Wilkinson


Alexa Wejko


Mimi Mondal, Alexis Wilkinson, Alexa Wejko
Comedy, Drama

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