Frequently Asked


“You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.”

Wayne Gretzky


How do I apply?

Apply online. Deadline for Tribe 13 applications is October 30, 2019.

Where are you located?

We are located in San Mateo, California, USA - at the center of Silicon Valley. We are a short Caltrain ride away from both San Francisco and Palo Alto. Additionally, we are 139 million miles from Mars. 

How many companies will join each Tribe?

Each Tribe consists of ~7-10 companies.

Can you explain the Housing & Office Space offer in more detail?

Sure! We offer teams a place to live and work during our 3-month program. Boost VC has a great co-working space with 24/7 access and conference rooms. We have housing across the street in the Draper University building (a 45 second commute from the office). The building is a renovated hotel, rooms include private bath, desks, dressers, and full-size bunk beds. Learn more about our housing & office space here.

Do you invest in companies outside Blockchain (Ethereum/Bitcoin) and Virtual Reality (VR, AR, Mixed)?

We have the largest networks in Blockchain (Ethereum/Bitcoin) and Virtual Reality (VR/AR), thus we provide unparalleled value to those two industries. However, we think about founders first. We want to pick the best people over anything and tend to lean toward founders working on technology that you would find in a Science Fiction book. We have invested in Bots, AI, Human Augmentation and Space startups. Read more about it here.

Do you invest in companies from outside the USA?

Yes. We know talented entrepreneurs come from all around the world. We've already invested in teams from 33+ countries.

Do you invest in solo founders? How early-stage is too early?

Yes, but the odds of being accepted are lower. Startups are hard and having a strong founding team is very important to us. If you are a solo founder, consider your co-founder as your first sale: make sure you can convince someone that your dream is worth going after.

Do you invest in teams without technical founders?

Almost never.

What's the number one thing you're looking for in a company?

Strong team. Since we are typically investing at the earliest stages of 1-4 founders in markets that are completely uncharted, the idea will mold over time, the markets will change, but the founders need to adapt and move forward together as a team. We make investments in people.