Functional Limits, Disclaimer and Search Tips
Be careful filtering by “industry” because most investors don’t do the best job describing their industry specialties using common terms. Some don’t list anything at all (which means if you start picking industries their name won’t even come up). Only 2 specified “Industry Agnostic” but we did not apply that to others who left “industry” blank.
We have the same problem with Investment Stage were some investors self-describe as “early stage.” What does that mean? Seed? Series A? When in doubt, select several or none at all.
NUMBER OF INVESTMENTS
Number of investments is worldwide, not in the Atlanta area. That means Y-Combinator might be at the top of the list, but in truth they invest very infrequently in Atlanta based startups.
ATDC and Atlanta Tech Village are not listed because they help founders get investments, but do not invest directly. If we ever do an accelerator or incubator directory you can rest assured they will be on the list at the very top!
It does load a bit slow. There are some tweaks to the UI we need to make and hopefully later I can add a “Search” feature. Meanwhile, if you see any errors, please let me know.
Y Combinator is a startup accelerator that invests in a large number of startups twice a year. It created a new model for funding early-stage startups. Twice a year, the company invests a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups. The startup accelerator works intensively with the companies for three months, to get them into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each cycle culminates in Demo Day when the startups present their companies to a carefully selected, invite-only audience.
Techstars is a global platform that provides investment and innovation. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow. Techstars operates four divisions: Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Program supercharges success and Techstars Startup Programs inspire, educate, and connect entrepreneurs. Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in innovative and disruptive companies. Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships help brands create products and services. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,000 companies with a market cap of $8.1 billion.
National Science Foundation
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs
MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, MassChallenge is obsessed with helping the most-promising startups across industries and regions around the world. In addition to providing expert mentorship, tailored curriculum, and unrivaled access to corporate partners, MassChallenge awards top startups with portions of several million dollars in cash prizes. With accelerators in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, Texas, and the UK, MassChallenge strengthens innovation-driven economic development around the world. MassChallenge also runs Bridge to MassChallenge programs in Australia, Columbia, France, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Russia, and Spain to drive the creation of high-quality jobs. In 2016, MassChallenge launched [email protected] to accelerate the impact of digital health innovation and improve patient care through technology. To date, 1,211 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $2 billion in funding, generated approximately $900 million in revenue, and created over 65,000 total jobs.
500 Global is a global venture capital firm with a network of startup programs headquartered in Silicon Valley with over $454M in committed capital across 4 main funds and 15 thematic funds. They have invested in 2,200+ technology startups globally since its inception in 2010 including Twilio (NYSE: TWLO), Credit Karma, SendGrid, Grab, GitLab, Bukalapak, Canva, Udemy, TalkDesk, Intercom, Ipsy, MakerBot (acquired by SSYS), Wildfire (acquired by GOOG), and Viki (acquired by Rakuten). 500 Global support startups via their Seed Accelerator Programs which emphasize digital marketing, customer acquisition, lean startup practices, and fundraising for pre-Seed companies. It contributes to the development of innovation ecosystems by supporting startups and investors through educational programs, events, conferences, and partnerships with corporations and governments around the world. The team of 150 people based in 20 countries manage venture investments across 74 countries and speaks over 25 languages. In addition to investments, they are passionate about helping build viable startup ecosystems around the world and run educational programs, events and conferences, and partnerships globally. Their investment team and mentor network have operational experience at companies such as PayPal, Google, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Apple.
SOSV is a global venture capital firm that operates early stage startup development programs which are focused on two broad areas: revolutionary technology that promises the betterment of humanity and the planet; and cross-border markets that are ripe for explosive growth. The firm invests in a number of highly promising startups and uses its programs to advance product development, acquire customers, and scale. SOSV companies consistently achieve funding led by top tier investors. SOSV joins seed, series A, and later rounds. As of January 2022, SOSV had more than 1,000 portfolio companies and $1.2 billion in assets under management, reflecting a 40% increase over 2020. Among the top companies in SOSV's portfolio are NotCo, Perfect Day, Upside Foods, Yeelight, Opentrons, Shopal, Snapask, BitMEX, and API3. SOSV's programs include hard tech-oriented HAX and life-science driven IndieBio. Both offer deep technical and regulatory expertise on-site as well as well-equipped lab and fabrication facilities. At Chinaccelerator and MOX, market-entry and product development experts help entrepreneurs win cross-border market opportunities across Asia. SOSV's latest program, dlab, fosters new players in blockchain. Founder Experience SOSV programs review applications from all over the world, and any pre-seed or seed-stage company is welcome to apply. SOSV provides $150,000 - $250,000 in exchange for equity, but certain biotech startups may receive as much as an additional $250,000 or more from the Genesis Consortium, a partnership between IndieBio and leading VCs and industry partners, including co-founding partner Mayfield. Founders spend 4-6 months in a formative cohort experience marked by coaching from on-staff experts (including alums), regular workshops led by mentors and guests, and access to technical resources, including engineers, labs, and other facilities. After a program's completion, the SOSV partners continue working closely with founders to bring on lead investors for follow-on investment.
New Enterprise Associates
Google for Startups
Google for Startups is Google's initiative to help startups thrive across every corner of the world. We connect them with the best of Google's products, connections, and best practices through our global network of partners and our six Google for Startups Campuses. We're here to support determined startups everywhere, build something better. Google for Startups partners with over fifty best-in-class startup organizations to grow entrepreneurial ecosystems and help startups succeed in over 135 countries. We offer our partners financial support, exclusive programming, and access to Google and our global partner network. Partners include local tech hubs from Accra to Zurich, as well as accelerators and diversity-focused groups. Google for Startups Campuses are physical spaces where startup founders and teams get unparalleled access to mentorship, education, and trainings from Google and their local startup community. At Campuses we provide free access to workspace, events, and a diverse community of like-minded entrepreneurs. Google runs six Campuses, in London, Tel Aviv, Seoul, Madrid, SÃ£o Paulo, and Warsaw. To find out more, visit campus.co.