The Continued Importance of Accelerators

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Accelerators have been around for almost fifteen years now. The reason for that success is, in many ways, due to what accelerators offer every startup that works with them: A Community of startup peers to grow your company alongside. Coaching from both the accelerator managers and guest mentors. This is why, as we think about the next few months and years, accelerators are more important than ever. and you can also see a full list of GAN Accelerators at gan.co.

Four Questions Founders Should Ask Before Joining an Accelerator

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Every year, some 30,000+ startups vie for just 1,300 spots at GAN Accelerators. Success rates for startups after they graduate from a GAN Accelerator are pretty impressive, too—more than 80% continue to be in business today.

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Why the Accelerator Model is Broken—and how 500 Startups is Fixing it

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No one would’ve envisioned me as a venture capitalist. When I moved to San Francisco in 2012, I was working on my fourth startup and looking to join an accelerator. The post Why the Accelerator Model is Broken—and how 500 Startups is Fixing it appeared first on 500 Startups.

The Value of the 500 Seed Accelerator in 2019

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It’s been a crazy journey for us from a small first batch of startups in our Silicon Valley Accelerator to running accelerators across the globe and investing in founders from over 76 countries. Over the past nine years, the venture capital landscape has dramatically changed.

Should You Join a Startup Accelerator?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

There are hundreds of accelerators, but do they actually help? founders startup entrepreneurship accelerator venture-capitalContinue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

The Changing Venture Landscape

Both Sides of the Table

The world around us is being disrupted by the acceleration of technology into more industries and more consumer applications. And the loosening of federal monetary policies, particularly in the US, has pushed more dollars into the venture ecosystems at every stage of financing.

Next Media Accelerator on How Hamburg Helps Startups Gain Momentum

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All of the branches are running successful accelerator programs, which benefit from the international trade relations and flair of the metro region. Leading innovation hubs such as Next Media Accelerator (NMA), Next Commerce Accelerator, Next Logistics Accelerator, Airbus BizLab Accelerator, Social Impact Lab Hamburg, and successful incubators like Hanse Ventures and Media Lift are attracting entrepreneurs from all over the world.

We Built a More Inclusive Accelerator—Here’s What We Learned

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Accelerator programs—one of the best tools we have to increase a startup’s survival rate—are limited in solutions provided, in ambition rewarded, and even more limited in regards to the founders who participate. New research demonstrated that accelerator programs actually made funding gaps worse between men and women founders. Here’s one way to start – throw out the accelerator playbook. Guest Blog by Lunar Startups.

AWS launches new $30M accelerator program aimed at minority founders

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) today launched a new program, AWS Impact Accelerator , that will give up to $30 million to early-stage startups led by Black, Latino, LGBTQIA+ and women founders. From a diversity standpoint, the venture capital financing landscape remains incredibly imbalanced.

From Accelerators to Venture Capital: What is best for your startup?

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As the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, MassChallenge has helped 835 startup companies around the world, who have raised over $1.1 The post From Accelerators to Venture Capital: What is best for your startup? How To Fundraise Starting Your Company accelerators angel funding incubators venture capitalWith startup growth up 61% since 2014 and more investment programs emerging, it can be overwhelming for founders to know just where to jump in.

5 Things VC Associates Wish Founders Knew Before Their Call

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The venture capital screening call is an important step to get right in due diligence. We’ve found some of our best companies through referrals from fellow investors, other funds, and accelerators. By Elliot Levy , Healthtech Associate at Dreamit Ventures Book Office Hours with me.

What Future for Accelerators?

Both Sides of the Table

Accelerators have had quite a good run the past 5+ years. Not just Y Combinator and TechStars but a host of other accelerators across the country. There were a lot of requests for us to turn our mentorship program into a physical accelerator with a fund, office space and full-time staff. By this time many accelerators were being created nationally and a few were getting off the grounds in LA, too. None of us was convinced the market really needed 5 accelerators.

Accelerators And Seed Deal Flow

Haystack

And one of the sources of that flow are the new accelerators (I’m lumping incubators, accelerators, etc. Before we dive into this, let me say (1) I know a lot of people personally who run these accelerators and consider them friends (and darn good people); and (2) I know there will be a bunch of founders who will say “Hey, well, I met some great investors this way, so it can work.” Career Culture Technology Venture Capital

The Future of Corporate Venture Capital

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How has corporate venture capital changed? But the rate of change has accelerated and with it, the balance of internal versus external investment. The post The Future of Corporate Venture Capital appeared first on 500 Startups. All International Investor Education Venture Capital InvestingThe following is an excerpt from 500’s CVC report.

ACT Tulsa welcomes Cohort II into accelerator

Innovation 2 Enterprise

The Tulsa-based accelerator launches Cohort II with eight tech-enabled startups. Powered by their partners, the Tulsa-based accelerator has. The money and resources help accelerate progress, but the contacts and networking. And acceleration is what the program is all about.

How quickly are startup layoffs accelerating?

TechCrunch

Looking at the data on a per-month basis makes it clear that the pace of startup layoffs is accelerating. Fundings & Exits Startups TC Venture Capital crypto EC Blockchain EC Consumer Applications EC Newsletter The Exchange

Accelerators embrace change forced by pandemic

TechCrunch

Accelerators have become a major force in the startup world, but these teeming masses of potential have been forced, like every other industry, to adopt major changes with the pandemic. Cyril Ebersweiler is a venture partner at SOSV and founder of the HAX hardware accelerator.

Plaid accelerator announces inaugural cohort of fintech startups

TechCrunch

Plaid, the fintech giant, has announced the inaugural cohort of startups in its new accelerator program, FinRise. The accelerator, announced two months ago , is explicitly focused on backing underrepresented founders in tech. Accelerators embrace change forced by pandemic.

Draper Startup House launches first accelerator program, choosing Austin as its home

TechCrunch

It is now also the new home for Tim Draper’s newest initiative to help support early-stage founders: Draper Startup House Accelerator Program. This latest effort marks Draper Startup House’s only accelerator program, according to Daniel Wiegand, co-founder and president of DSH Accelerator.

ACT Tulsa a one-of-a-kind accelerator program

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ACT Tulsa is a one-of-a-kind accelerator program. ACT Tulsa is a joint venture between i2E and ACT House. This one-of-a-kind accelerator program is laser-focused on cultivating underestimated founders located in Tulsa and beyond. ACT Tulsa is a one-of-a-kind accelerator.

Launching a Portfolio Acceleration Platform at a Venture Capital or Private Equity Fund

David Teten VC

Almost every private equity and venture capital investor now advertises that they have a platform to support their portfolio companies. Relationships with Venture Partners, Entrepreneurs in Residence , and other non-salaried personnel who can help your companies. For a roadmap of your options in working with outside talent, see How Executives Can Work from Home with Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds. All content is developed and delivered by the Real Ventures partners.

Apple’s sustainability-focused Impact Accelerator invites first 15 Black- and brown-owned companies

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Among Apple’s more recent social good initiatives is the Impact Accelerator, an effort launched about a year ago intended to find and elevate minority-owned small businesses taking on sustainability and climate change.

Entrepreneurs reflect on value of i2E’s e3 mini-accelerator

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Our popular e3 mini-accelerator is a great fit for that mission as we help participating entrepreneurs determine market acceptance for their product and gain insight into the concept. We say that e3 evaluates opportunities, equips entrepreneurs with the tools they need to launch and empowers them to create successful high growth ventures. The post Entrepreneurs reflect on value of i2E’s e3 mini-accelerator appeared first on i2E.

Hear how to accelerate slow-moving industries on TechCrunch Live

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Automotive Events Funding Labor Logistics SaaS Startups TC TCL Transportation Venture Capital Convoy freight Fuel Capital TechCrunch Live techcrunch live announcement truckingDan Lewis launched Convoy in 2015 into an established industry dominated by several legacy businesses. Now worth $3.8

Venture capital undermines human rights

TechCrunch

The future of technology is determined by a handful of venture capitalists. The world’s 10 leading venture capital firms have, together, invested over $150 billion in technology startups. There is a startling lack of diversity within the venture capital sector. Michael Kleinman.

Launching a Portfolio Acceleration Platform at a Venture Capital or Private Equity Fund

David Teten VC

Almost every private equity and venture capital investor now advertises that they have a platform to support their portfolio companies. Relationships with Venture Partners, Entrepreneurs in Residence , and other non-salaried personnel who can help your companies. For a roadmap of your options in working with outside talent, see How Executives Can Work from Home with Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds. All content is developed and delivered by the Real Ventures partners.

Why every VC should spend a month with an accelerator

TechCrunch

However, I believe that accelerators can be the glue bringing the two together. I’ve participated in a number of accelerators, including Disney and Techstars, and these programs gave me a noticeable advantage when I stepped into VC. Accelerators are hubs for diversity.

Paris-based VC firm Partech unveils Chapter54 accelerator to help European startups cross into Africa

TechCrunch

Partech Shaker , the innovation division of the Paris-based VC firm Partech , has launched an accelerator program christened Chapter54 to help European startups launch in African markets. Africa Funding Startups Venture Capital accelerator africa Chapter54 Partech

Starburst acquires data lake analytics accelerator Varada to challenge Snowflake

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Varada last raised a $12 million Series A round led by MizMaa Ventures in 2020. Enterprise Exit Startups TC analytics articles business intelligence Co-founder computing data data warehouse Databricks MizMaa Ventures Presto starburst Tel Aviv Varada

Before Ever Applying to an Accelerator, Here’s What You Need to Know

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There are 115 accelerators spread across 160 cities in the GAN Community. In 2018 alone, more than 35,000 startups applied for just 1,344 spots at those accelerators. So, this past week, I asked leaders at GAN programs one simple question: Before applying to your accelerator, what would you tell startups they need to do to prepare for your program? Hillman Accelerator and NewMe Accelerator. R/GA Ventures.

Creating Better VCs: An Accelerator for the Dark Side

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Venture capitalists play an important role in burgeoning ecosystems. In all liklihood, if you doled out a few million to first time funds that were being mentored by the best in the business, I''d venture to say your return might be pretty darn good. Venture Capital & Technology These days, there are a ton of options for you if you''re a startup seeking guidence.

Once a key driver of global venture activity, fintech investment slows around the world

TechCrunch

As venture capital grew around the world , tracking the fintech market was a fine way to understand the general health of the VC world; when venture was getting bigger, so too was fintech fundraising.

How COVID-19 accelerated DoorDash’s business

TechCrunch

The unicorn’s impending liquidity event will enrich a host of venture capital firms that bet on its eventual maturity. But notable in DoorDash’s impressive results is the impact of COVID-19, accelerating secular trends already in place, and boosting the unicorn’s growth.

Here’s where MLOps is accelerating enterprise AI adoption

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Ashish Kakran , principal at Thomvest Ventures , is a product manager/engineer turned investor who enjoys supporting founders with a balance of technical know-how, customer insights, empathy with challenges and market knowledge. Ashish Kakran. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

Meet the newest crypto builders from web3 accelerator Alliance DAO’s demo day

TechCrunch

But today we’re highlighting the demo day for a new wave of crypto projects and teams who participated in the latest cohort for Alliance DAO, a web3 accelerator and builder community. It is currently raising a seed round led by Framework Ventures.

What if all startup accelerators promote circularity?

Impact Hub

What if all startup incubators and accelerators integrated design principles that foster circularity? How will this look like and how will it impact ventures going through these programs? In the startup and venture world, there are two options for integrating circularity. Either right from the start (circular natives) or by shifting your existing venture later on (circular adapters). What if all venture support programs integrated circular design principles?

FSD Africa expands insurtech accelerator program to Ghana and Nigeria

TechCrunch

FSD Africa is set to launch insurtech accelerator programs in Ghana and Nigeria next year to promote innovations that will drive the uptake of insurance in the two markets and beyond. We are planning to launch the BimaLab Insurtech Accelerator Program in Ghana and Nigeria.”