- How do I apply?
Apply online. We are currently not accepting new applications for Tribe 11, but will be opening up applications for Tribe 12 later this year.
- 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 ~20 companies. We have two Tribes per year.
- Why is it "up to $50k" for accelerator investment?
Startups come in all shapes & sizes. We want the flexibility to invest in great founders at every stage, whether they are still experimenting with product-market fit or have found it and are seeing traction. We take a lot of variables into account when putting together an investment offer.
- 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. Click here to check out a 360 photo of our Office! 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. Click here to check out a 360 photo of the room!
- 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, Drones, and Space startups.
- 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 30+ 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?
- 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.