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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
"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."
"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"
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.”
"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."
"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."
500 Applications | 30 Countries | Less than 2% accepted
~ 50 Stage 1 Interviews with the Accelerating Asia team
25 Stage 2 Interviews for Selection Week
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 .
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.