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Accelerator VC

What We Offer 

Up to US$250k Investment

Accelerating Asia invests up to US$250k into pre-Series A tech startups through our early stage Venture Capital fund into startups joining our flagship accelerator program. 

A 100-day customised accelerator

Accelerating Asia's award-winning 100-day flagship accelerator is highly customised to meet the needs of our startups. We run dedicated 1-1 Entrepreneur in Residence sessions, masterclasses, investor connections and Demo Day, all designed to 10X startup growth and fundraising in 100 days. 

A global network & investor connections

When you join Accelerating Asia's flagship program, you unlock our network of fellow Founders, Mentors, Partners, Investors across the world. From Southeast Asia, South Asia to the Valley, Accelerating Asia has a diverse network to fuel your startup expansion and growth.

Portfolio & Alumni Support

When you join Accelerating Asia's portfolio, you become part of our founder network and a key part of the community. Post-program, you receive dedicated support from the Accelerating Asia team and ongoing access to mentors and investors so there's always someone there to support your startup grow. 

A TRACK RECORD OF RESULTS FOR STARTUPS

US$30M Raised

Accelerating Asia’s portfolio companies have collectively raised US$27M to date.

US$12M+ Raised within 100 days

Cohorts have collectively had soft and hard commitments of over US$12M within 100-day accelerator. 

90% Raise Outside Capital 

Within the 100 day program from Accelerating Asia’s network of angels, family offices and institutional investors. Considering only 1% of startups raise VC or angel funding, our startups are better than average.  

80% Raise Follow-On Funding

Within 12 months of finishing Accelerating Asia. Startups have raised follow-on funding from SOSV, MDI Ventures. Falcon Network and Anchorless.

5X Revenue Growth  

On average startups 5X  revenue within 12 months of completing the accelerator. 

Applications are now closed and will reopen in December 2021. Don't want to wait? Check out our online program, Amplify or join the waitlist

The YC of Southeast Asia

"Accelerating Asia is the 

Y Combinator of Southeast Asia, with a more relevant program for Founders in the region. After the accelerator we will be better able to focus on building and scaling our business." 

Anggia Meisesari
Co-Founder, TransTRACK.ID
Indonesia

"Accelerating Asia is a door to Southeast Asia. This for me is one of the biggest opportunities for any startup in the world now in terms of the growth of the region, but also in terms of all the funding that is been deployed to the region."

 Carlos Lopez
Co-Founder, Numu
Australia/Spain

"The Accelerating Asia team helped us sharpen our messaging and approach to fundraising and to accelerate our growth. The program is tailored to the needs of each startup, so people that go through the program get maximum benefit for their stage"

Tim Davies
Co-Founder, Waitrr
Singapore

Funding from top investors

Startups in our portfolio have raised from top Venture Capital funds and angel networks through connections from Accelerating Asia including:     

Connections to active VCs

Each week startups pitch to a different VC and get real-time feedback on pitches & business models. Plus direct connections to the most active VC funds in the region, important connections for Series A and beyond. 
      

Weekly Masterclasses

Each accelerator cohort, our masterclasses are tailored to the needs and feedback from startups within the cohort, with startups working closely with our Entrepreneur in Residence to facilitate access to mentors and masterclasses. 
Recent cohort masterclasses have included: 
1-1 Pitch Workshops with specialists 
Communications Workshops with Amanda Koh, APAC PR and Analyst Relations Lead, Vodafone 
Valuations/fundraising workshop with Rupam Biswas, Ex-IDFC Capital and Banyan Tree Ventures and Founder, Send Helper 
SEO Workshops with Dan Clarke, Ex-Binance and CoinMarket Cap

Program Perks

Our startups gain access to exclusive perks worth over S$200k from our partners including:       

An international network

36 Startups  |  70+ Founders  |  10 Countries

     Our international portfolio footprint means startups connect to a plug and play network of founders, mentors, and investors to fast-track expansion and partnership opportunities. 

      

"What I really like about Accelerating Asia is the focus on immediately actionable tactics

It also really helps that the Accelerating Asia team is a set of people who genuinely care and want us to succeed. So they are hustling for us every day.”   

Binny Mathews
 Co-Founder, Project Pro
India

"There are so many situations you face as a founder where you need someone who’s experienced something similar to point you in the right direction. Or give you a perspective you’ve never considered. Or provide some structure to the chaos. That’s what Accelerating Asia really did for us."

Sharon Yeo
Co-Founder, Talent Tribe
Singapore

"The highlight was the people we met - the Accelerating Asia team and the other founders in our cohort. 

Being a founder can be lonely. 

It was great to be around other founders who share similar ambitions, problems and tastes in hamburgers."

Jonathan Chua
Co-Founder BeamAndGo
Singapore/Philippines

Your Support Crew

  Accelerating Asia’s team work closely with your startup during and post-accelerator program, providing 1-1 support in dedicated areas. We unlock our networks, connections and expertise to fuel your startup growth.
      
Craig Bristol Dixon
Co-Founder & General Partner
Pitching | Fundraising
Amra Naidoo
Co-Founder & General Partner
Impact | Storytelling | Partnerships
Elena Rueckert
Operations Manager
Company Incorporation |  Investment Documents
Rohana Wood
Marketing Manager
Public Relations & Media Engagement

Is my startup eligible?

Accelerating Asia's flagship program is for pre-series A startups, here's what we look for: 
Have a Minimum Viable Product that is currently being used by some customers in the market.
Early market traction. 
A sound business model and path to profitability.  
A vision for your startup.
A full diverse team with the necessary skillsets to deliver on your vision.
Find out all the details here. 
If you are unsure, we recommend you apply anyway, we’ve had a lot of startups who apply and make it through on the second or third time. And our startups say no matter what, the application process is a learning opportunity. 
  
Always apply, you never know who where it might take you! 

  

Selection

500 Applications   |  30 Countries  |  Less than 2% accepted 

~ 50 Stage 1 Interviews with the Accelerating Asia team 

25 Stage 2 Interviews for Selection Week 

~10 selected

The Investment Deal

Eligible startups receive competitive funding at founder-friendly terms. 

Up to US$250k in investment from our Accelerating Asia Venture Capital Fund 

An initial US$100k investment (as long as your startup meets all the due diligence requirements).

Up to $150k in follow-on funding .

How we Invest

To receive investment from Accelerating Asia, you must be a part of our flagship 100-day accelerator program.  You need to apply by July 7  to participate and gain entry, only startups selected for the flagship accelerator receive investment. 
Accelerating Asia invests in a SAFE – Simple Agreement for Future Equity – note. A full explainer on SAFE notes is available here

The Program Fee

Accelerating Asia charges a non-negotiable program fee:     

US$35k cash (don’t worry you only pay the program fee after you receive investment from Accelerating Asia so there’s no out of pocket cost to you before). 

3% equity: this is separate to the investment equity and SAFE agreement. It requires a different set of paperwork (boring but essential!) 

The program fee and investment deal are two separate transactions that startups do with Accelerating Asia.  

Applications are now closed and will reopen in December 2021. Don't want to wait? Check out our online program, Amplify or join the waitlist

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