The power of being a Connector is not merely having a network. It is about being able to activate that network on demand. Without constant maintenance and grooming, your network is like an aging spiderweb. It looks strong — until you test it — then it disintegrates. By bringing people together in new ways, Flatiron Investors is strengthening its network each and every day. For our investors, a network facilitates deal flow and a layer of support for portfolio companies. For our portfolio, the Flatiron network supports hiring, funding and high-level partnerships.
— Laurel Touby

Flatiron Investors' Network (FIN)

Our Investors represent CEOs and CXOs across industries. They meet weekly to source deals and vet companies. We tap into this network to do diligence on potential investments. Then we invest in the best.

Apply to join Flatiron Investors as a Accredited Investor.


Flatiron Founders' / 
CEOs' Network (FFN)

Our entrepreneur network is comprised of 800+ CEOs from around the country, representing a variety of sectors. We bring peers together to make magic happen. Through our events, founders have connected and received help on their strategy, fundraising, media, hiring and much more. 


Our Networking Events

Providing opportunities for entrepreneurs to connect, share best practices and exchange valuable knowledge.

Learn more about our upcoming events!






The companies below represent investments made by Laurel Touby, either in a professional or angel investing capacity, prior to the formation of Flatiron Investors.

The Flatiron Team


Laurel ToubyManaging Partner

Laurel Touby is the managing partner of Flatiron Investors. Laurel is an active investor, who uses her vast network and connecting abilities to help her portfolio companies with go-to-market strategy, media, marketing, and scaling. Prior to founding Flatiron, she founded Mediabistro, one of the first online communities for media professionals (she started the company in 1994 and took it online in 1996). Laurel grew Mediabistro and sold it to Jupiter Media for $23M in 2007.