The Pre-Seed Fund Making Sci-FI a Reality.
 
 

BE THE Cockroach

YC for Sci-Fi.

 
 
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We invest $100k in Sci-Fi startups.

We believe Sci-Fi narratives drive innovation. When you read or watch Sci-Fi books, movies and comics, you are presented with a vision of the future that can inspire and drive progress. Our world is evolving at a rapid pace, we bet on founders who inspire us and challenge our worldview. We believe in big visions and wild ideas. We invest in technical teams using Sci-Fi technology to change the world - crypto, virtual reality, augmented reality, space tech, human augmentation, ocean tech, etc.

We are building the ecosystem of Sci-Fi visionaries and future leaders, mentors and investors, friends, peers and family. We call our accelerator co-horts “Tribes” because we are more than a community, we are family of founders. Tribes have access to office space and optional housing in San Mateo, CA. We have dinner together every week - we live, work and build all under one roof.

We believe Sci-Fi entrepreneurs are everywhere (we’ve invested in teams from 30+ countries) and we help our founders access and build a network of connections in Silicon Valley. We believe entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes - and we believe the best founders have diverse perspectives, growth mindsets, and the ability to solve big challenges by thinking outside-the-box.

 
 

The 3-month accelerator program includes:

  • Investment ($50-100k for 7%)

  • Partner Support (Regular 1:1 Meetings + Office Hours)

  • Programming including Speakers, Mentors, Demo Day

  • Office Space in San Mateo (Co-Working desk space with access to printers, conference rooms, event space)

  • Optional Housing in San Mateo (Dorm Room-style housing for teams from outside the Bay Area, 30 second commute to the office).

  • Legal Support: Basic Setup & Incorporation

  • Access to all our Boost VC Portfolio Resources (Slack Community, Deals & Discounts, Events)

  • Accountability for your goals and growth

  • Connections to our network of founders and access to our Silicon Valley network.

Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.


 

Apply to Tribe 12

Applications are OPEN.

  • Program Begins February 2019 in San Mateo, CA.

  • Applications are due October 31, 2018.

We are looking to invest in teams that are:

• Driven, persistent and have a growth mindset

• Big vision, passionate and ability to execute

• Solving big problems using Sci-Fi Technology

• The right team to solve this problem.


Featured Accelerator Teams

To view all our portfolio companies, click here.


Mentors

Our Mentor Network is made up of dedicated individuals — entrepreneurs, VCs, corporates, technical, non-technical — who generously offer their time, wisdom and connections to our teams on Mentor Days.

 

ADI ABILI
Managing Director, Accelerators
AngelHack

SHIRAZ AKMAL
CEO & Co-Founder
SPACES

JORDAN BOESCH
CEO
7Shifts

FARRON BLANC
VP Innovation
RGA

 

KATHERINE BOYLE
Principal
General Catalyst

GREG CASTLE
Managing Partner
Anorak Ventures

CHRIS CHIN
Executive Director, VR Content
HTC Vive

JENS CHRISTENSEN
Angel Investor, Founder
SweetRain

 

JOHN COWGILL
Principal
Costanoa Ventures

ZAVAIN DAR
Principal
Lux Capital

BEN DOHERTY
Co-Founder & CEO
Sunroom Rentals

MARCO DEMIROZ
Co-Founder & General Partner
The Venture Reality Fund

 

BILL DRAPER
Co-Chair
DRK Foundation

BILLY DRAPER
General Partner
Draper Associates

JESSE DRAPER
Founding Partner
Halogen Ventures

TIM DRAPER
Founder, Managing Partner
Draper Associates

 

MICHAEL DUNWORTH
CEO, Co-Founder
Wyre

LIV ERICKSON
Engineering Team Lead
High Fidelity

AJ FORSYTHE
CEO, Co-Founder
iCracked

RYAN GEMBALA
Managing Partner
Pathbreaker Ventures

 

JACOB HANSEN
Co-Founder & CEO
Cobalt

DAN HELD
Co-Founder & Director of BD
Picks & Shovels

RODOLFO GONZALES
Partner
Foundation Capital

SARA HILL
SVP of Digital Technologies Enterprise Ireland

 

ASH JHAVERI
VP, Business Development
Facebook

KARL KRANTZ
Founder
SVVR

SARAH KUNST
Managing Director
Cleo Capital

AMY LAMEYER
Investor, Advisor
Entering VR

 

SUZANNE LEIBRICK
XR Market Development Engineer
Intel Corporation

JUSTIN MILLER
Co-Founder & President
Pillow Homes

SID MOFYA
Director of Partnerships
Draper Venture Network

ASRA NADEEM
VP Programs & Partnerships
Draper University

 

MARLON NICHOLS
Co-Founder, Managing Partner
Cross Culture Ventures

SUNIL PAI
Investor
AngelList

TONY PARISI
Global Head of VR/AR
Brand Solutions
Unity Technologies

ANNIE PEARL
SVP, Product and Design Glassdoor

 

DOUG RENERT
Co-Founding Partner
Tandem Capital

PETER ROJAS
Partner
Betaworks Ventures

PHILIP ROSEDALE
Founder
High Fidelity

STEPHANIE ROSENBURG
Product Marketing Manger, AR
Facebook

 

STEVEN ROUSSEY
Technologist, Operator &
Angel Investor

SEBASTIAN SERRANO
CEO & Co-Founder
Ripio

AJAY SINGH
Director, Ventures
Samsung Next

SIRI SRINIVAS
Associate
Draper Associates

 

AARON STANTON
Executive Producer
QuiVr / Alvios Games

ANDY TANG
Managing Director
Draper Dragon Fund

PAUL VERADITTAKIT
Partner
Pantera Capital

COLLIN WEST
Fund Co-Founding Partner
Kauffman Fellows