Derek Hopfner

Derek Hopfner

Co-Founder, Founded



About Derek Hopfner

Derek Hopfner is the co-founder of Founded, a legal platform that makes it easy to start, build and grow businesses. Thousands of businesses and law firms trust Founded to automate legal work, including incorporations, legal documents, and ongoing compliance, creating a collaborative legal experience.

A former business lawyer, Derek worked for over 6 years at a mid-size law firm focused on helping small and medium sized businesses start and grow. Now, Derek leads marketing and operations at Founded, and shares strategy decisions with the other founders. Derek regularly speaks to industry groups about the future of legal services and to groups of entrepreneurs on how to start and scale companies. He received his law degree from the University of Alberta and degrees in business and philosophy from the University of Calgary. Outside of building Founded, Derek is an avid runner and record collector.

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