A $200K investment, game-changing resources, and a community that supports you every step of the way.
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To kick-off, we bring the cohort together for an amazing week of connection (lodging & travel is covered).
Founders receive a $200,000 investment to enable you to work full-time on your startup during the program.
You’re matched with an experienced mentor and a Visible Hands advisor aligned with your unique needs and goals.
We believe in design as a competitive advantage. Fast-track your brand and product design with an expert design team so you’re set up for success.
You’ll be part of a close-knit cohort of extremely talented founders who will share and empower your entrepreneurial journey.
You’ll have access to hundreds of private events throughout the accelerator: fireside chats, tactical workshops, office hours, and everything in between.
Through our founder perk offerings, you’ll have access to the right tools for your business from leading partners in the startup ecosystem like Brex and AWS for Startups.
Visible Hands currently makes dilutive investments in founders who are selected for our accelerator programs.
Each founder or company will receive an initial $25,000 pre-seed investment structured as a post-money SAFE for 2.5% equity. You do not need to have an incorporated company going into the program — our team will assist you in setting up the required legal structures to receive this investment. Visible Hands currently makes dilutive investments in founders who are selected for our accelerator programs.
This investment aims to provide you with financial stability throughout the 14 weeks. You can use it to help launch your company and pay your living expenses.
Our process for the second investment starts in the final weeks of the accelerator where we begin to accept requests for additional funding from our founders. Founders are invited to request up to $150k during this second stage, and we continue to accept and review funding requests on a rolling basis, approximately every 8 weeks, following the conclusion of the program. Visible Hands has the option to invest an additional amount of up to $150,000 post-money SAFE at a $3,000,000 valuation cap. This valuation cap is increased only if a company has closed at least $200k in funding prior to receiving Visible Hands’ participation agreement. In that situation, the valuation cap on the SAFE note can be increased to match the valuation cap on existing terms with the company’s institutional investors. For such a decision, we also consider other elements of the business such as the strength of the team, customer engagement, product quality, revenue generation, and commercial traction.
As of March 2022, 21 companies from our inaugural cohort have received investments of $100k or greater from Visible Hands.
At Visible Hands, we bring together ambitious and talented founders to build venture-backed companies. If you think you have what it takes, we want to work with you.
You bring deep professional or personal experience that gives you a competitive advantage in building and distributing a solution.
You have a strong understanding of the customer’s pain points and demonstrated that strong demand exists for your solution.
You have comprehensive plans that outline how you will bring your product and/or service to market and generate revenue.
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The application should take you less than an hour to complete. We ask for some basic information about you and your startup, as well as some short answer questions.
During a 30-minute interview, we dive deeper into your insights, talents, and experience. If you apply with other team members, we will interview you together.