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1) Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play connects the biggest companies in the world with the best startups through industry-focused accelerator programs in Silicon Valley and beyond.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Sunnyvale
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Ali Safavi, Jackie Hernandez, Saeed Amidi
  • Number of investments: 1,285
  • Number of exits: 116

You can find their website here.

2) Innovation Works

Innovation Works

Innovation Works puts money, business knowledge, and other resources into companies that are most likely to help the regional economy.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Pittsburgh
  • Started in: 1999
  • Founders: Lisa Greenleaf
  • Number of investments: 512
  • Number of exits: 34

You can find their website here.

3) Boomtown Accelerators

Boomtown Accelerators

Boomtown creates, implements, and runs exclusive, customised, turnkey programs that are in line with the business strategy of your company.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Boulder
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Alex Bogusky, Jack Donenfeld, Jose Vieitez, Kyle Groth, Toby Krout
  • Number of investments: 174
  • Number of exits: 7
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

4) DG Ventures

DG Ventures

DG wants to accompany and support pioneering entrepreneurs with a great spirit.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Japan
  • City: Tokyo
  • Started in: 1995
  • Founders: Kaoru Hayashi, Yasuhiro Mimura
  • Number of investments: 125
  • Number of exits: 21

You can find their website here.

5) Founders Factory

Founders Factory

Founders Factory builds and funds startups with the help of the best entrepreneurs and the best companies in the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Brent Hoberman, George Northcott, Henry Lane Fox, Jim Meyerle
  • Number of investments: 109
  • Number of exits: 7
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

6) MOX

MOX

MOX makes it possible for the world's best apps, platforms, and services to reach hundreds of millions of users.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Taiwan
  • City: Taipei
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Sean O'Sullivan, William Bao Bean
  • Number of investments: 106
  • Number of exits: 5
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

7) CanopyBoulder

CanopyBoulder

Canopy is an early-stage investment program for start-ups in the cannabis industry that is based on mentorship.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Boulder
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Mark A. Nottoli, Micah Tapman, Patrick Rea, Troy Dayton
  • Number of investments: 80
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 15

You can find their website here.

8) Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund

Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund

Alibaba Group started the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund in 2015 as a non-profit program.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Hong Kong
  • City: Causeway Bay
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Andrew Lee
  • Number of investments: 52

You can find their website here.

9) JITO Angel Network

JITO Angel Network

JIIF is a branch of JITO, and it was set up to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem for social and economic growth that is driven by innovations.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Mumbai
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: siddharth jain
  • Number of investments: 51

You can find their website here.

10) Plug and Play Spain

Plug and Play Spain

Plug and Play connects the biggest companies in the world with the best startups through industry-focused accelerator programs in Silicon Valley and beyond.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • City: Paterna
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Alberto Gutiérrez, Juan-Luis Hortelano, Ruben Colomer, Saeed Amidi
  • Number of investments: 51
  • Number of exits: 5

You can find their website here.

11) RSE Ventures

RSE Ventures

RSE is a private investment firm made up of builders, innovators, partners, and founders who focus on companies in sports and entertainment, media and marketing, consumer, and technology.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Matt Higgins, Stephen M. Ross
  • Number of investments: 30
  • Number of exits: 10

You can find their website here.

12) Anthill Ventures

Anthill Ventures

Anthilll Ventures is a place where early-stage startups that want to grow quickly in Indian markets can get funding and help with scaling.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Singapore
  • City: Singapore
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Doug Shinsato, Prasad Vanga, Rimpal Chawla, Sailesh Sigatapu
  • Number of investments: 26
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 2

You can find their website here.

13) Flashstarts

Flashstarts

Flashstarts is a tactical innovation firm that helps organisations think, work, and innovate like startups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Cleveland
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Charles Stack, Jennifer Keiser Neundorfer
  • Number of investments: 26
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

14) Z Nation Lab

Z Nation Lab

Z Nation Lab gives tech entrepreneurs and startups an ecosystem that helps them grow faster.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Mumbai
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Anup Mehta, Neha Jain
  • Number of investments: 24
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

15) Blenheim Chalcot

Blenheim Chalcot

Blenheim Chalcot is the best digital business builder in the UK. They create companies that change industries.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 1998
  • Founders: Charles Mindenhall, Manoj Badale
  • Number of investments: 18
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

16) Global Sports Venture Studio

Global Sports Venture Studio

With the help of the LA Dodgers and R/GA, the GSVS brings together industry leaders and new players to help shape the industry's future.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Cole Van Nice, Kyle Bunch, Tucker Kain
  • Number of investments: 17
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

17) TechItalia:Lab

TechItalia:Lab

TechItaliaLAB helps tech companies in London that are in the pre-Seed to Series A stages and have at least one Italian co-founder. 

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2017
  • Number of investments: 17
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 6

You can find their website here.

18) Lumos Accelerator

Lumos Accelerator

Lumos is a place where technology, entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, and involvement in the community all meet.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Columbus
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Alex Picazo, Alex Purtell, Lacey Picazo, Matt Armstead, Maxwell Lipnick, Nick Davis, Todd Whittington
  • Number of investments: 13

You can find their website here.

19) The Tornante Company

The Tornante Company

The Tornante Company is a principal investment firm specialising in incubation.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: California City
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Michael Eisner
  • Number of investments: 12
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

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20) Awesome Ventures

Awesome Ventures

Awesome Ventures is a newborn global investor for startups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: South Korea
  • City: Mapo
  • Started in: 2017
  • Number of investments: 11

You can find their website here.

21) Highline Beta

Highline Beta

Highline Beta is a hybrid corporate venture studio and VC firm that evolves the traditional management consulting model to put things into action, not just strategize in the clouds.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Toronto
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Benjamin Yoskovitz, Marcus Daniels
  • Number of investments: 11

You can find their website here.

22) Pivotal Ventures

Pivotal Ventures

Pivotal Ventures accelerates social progress in the United States by removing barriers that hold people back.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Seattle
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Melinda Gates
  • Number of investments: 09

You can find their website here.

23) SK Telecom Americas Innopartners

SK Telecom Americas Innopartners

SK Telecom and its subsidiaries run a wide range of ICT businesses, from telecommunications to media, security, Internet of Things (IoT), and mobility.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Sunnyvale
  • Started in: 2013
  • Number of investments: 06

You can find their website here.

24) TechGROWTH Ohio

TechGROWTH Ohio

TechGROWTH Ohio was started in 2008, and it connects early-stage, technologically innovative companies with sources of capital and useful tools for growth.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Athens
  • Started in: 2008
  • Number of investments: 06
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

25) Orange Corp

Orange Corp

Orange Corp helps with technical and product development, as well as marketing, finance, and legal departments, depending on where the company was founded and who the target market is.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2007
  • Number of investments: 05

You can find their website here.

26) Ideabox

Ideabox

Ideabox is an early stage venture capital firm that runs an award-winning accelerator program in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Jakarta
  • Started in: 2014
  • Number of investments: 05

You can find their website here.

27) SKALA

SKALA

The goal of SKALA is to help early-stage startups in Indonesia reach their full potential and take their performance to new heights.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Jakarta
  • Started in: 2018
  • Number of investments: 05
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 20

You can find their website here.

28) Manos Accelerator

Manos Accelerator

Manos Accelerator is a startup accelerator that helps companies in their early stages build software solutions for mobile, education, enterprise, media & entertainment, and media & entertainment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: San Jose
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Edward Avila, Sylvia Flores
  • Number of investments: 04

You can find their website here.

29) Kings Ventures

Kings Ventures

Kings Ventures is a small investment firm that is known all over the country for helping small and middle-market business owners with complicated transactions like change-of-control and funding.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Haddonfield
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Marc Rubino
  • Number of investments: 04
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

30) TechnoArt

TechnoArt

TechnoArt gives teams tools for critical thinking, communication skills, and ways to work together that help the startup community do well.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Israel
  • City: Tel Aviv
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Shani Peled
  • Number of investments: 03

You can find their website here.

31) Nomow Incubator

Nomow Incubator

Nomow is a program that helps and invests in entrepreneurs who are smart, passionate, and have ideas that are cutting edge.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Saudi Arabia
  • City: Riyadh
  • Number of investments: 03

You can find their website here.

32) Ignite Advisors

Ignite Advisors

Ignite Advisors is a small consulting firm that helps early  and growth-stage businesses scale.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Eric Del Balso
  • Number of investments: 03

You can find their website here.

33) Innovation Capital

Innovation Capital

Innovation Capital is a venture capital fund that focuses on Pre-Seed funding rounds (up to EUR 50,000) and Seed funding rounds (up to EUR 1,000,000).

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Bulgaria
  • City: Sofia
  • Started in: 2019
  • Number of investments: 03

You can find their website here.

34) Just Business

Just Business

Just Business invests in and helps grow businesses that are making money and making the world a better place.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: David Batstone, Mark Wexler
  • Number of investments: 02

You can find their website here.

35) East West Ventures

East West Ventures

East West Ventures creates, incubates, and comes up with new ideas to offer investment opportunities in many different areas.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Jaeson Ma
  • Number of investments: 02

You can find their website here.

36) Missouri Innovation Center

Missouri Innovation Center

The Missouri Innovation Center is based in Columbia, Missouri, and offers a wide range of services to help entrepreneurs.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Columbia
  • Started in: 1984
  • Number of investments: 02

You can find their website here.

37) Braitman & Company

Braitman & Company

Braitman & Company is committed to investing, advising, and speeding up the growth of companies in their early stages.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2003
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

38) Purple Ventures Management Consultant LLP

Purple Ventures Management Consultant LLP

Purple Ventures is a private business incubator that offers services for all stages of a business with a focus on emerging and developing tech businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Mumbai
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Ateet Sanghavi
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

39) Tinc

Tinc

Innovation is a key part of growing a business in a way that will last. Telkomsel's Telkomsel Innovation Center (TINC) program tries to embrace and accommodate innovation by working with local innovators.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Jakarta
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

40) Synesis Group

Synesis Group

Synesis is a privately held research and development company based in Minsk, Belarus.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Belarus
  • City: Minsk
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Alexander Shatrov, Denis Mishin, Nikolai Ptitsyn
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

41) weXelerate

weXelerate

weXelerate wants to build and lead Austria's most important environment for innovation.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Austria
  • City: Vienna
  • Started in: 2016
  • Number of investments: 01
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 16

You can find their website here.

42) FST Growth

FST Growth

FST Growth is a purpose-driven investor and growth accelerator for news-media companies.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Denmark
  • City: Odense
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

43) SG Capital Partenaires

SG Capital Partenaires

SG Capital Partners is a company that invests in ways that are good for society and the environment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2009
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

44) Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs helps entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education and business support.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London

You can find their website here.

45) The Mediapreneur incubator programme

The Mediapreneur incubator programme

The Mediapreneur incubator program makes it easy for innovative media startups in their early stages to grow into fast-growing businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Singapore
  • City: Singapore
  • Started in: 2015

You can find their website here.

46) European Innovation Academy

European Innovation Academy

The Innovation Academy is a non-profit that works with professionals from the best schools in the world to offer educational programs.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Nice
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Egon Saks

You can find their website here.

47) Incubateur Belle de Mai

Incubateur Belle de Mai

Incubateur Belle de Mai is a place where project leaders can get help from a team with a lot of experience.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Marseille
  • Started in: 1999

You can find their website here.

48) PwC's Accelerator

PwC's Accelerator

PwC Accelerator is the main program on the PwC Innovation platform. It focuses on industry and new technology.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Luxembourg
  • City: Luxembourg
  • Started in: 2011

You can find their website here.

49) Champions Group

Champions Group

Champions Group has grown to include more than 3,000 people and has branched out into different types of business.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Bangalore
  • Founders: Hema Malini Nidamanuri, Subhakar Rao Surapaneni

You can find their website here.

50) MediaMatters

MediaMatters

MediaMatters gives startups, scale-ups, and other (media)tech companies the chance to connect with senior executives of leading media companies in and outside the Netherlands.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • City: Hilversum

You can find their website here.

51) SELLALAB

SELLALAB

Sellalab is a place where people can come together to work and share ideas.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Italy
  • City: Biella

You can find their website here.

52) OFF7

OFF7

OFF7 is an accelerator run by Ouest France. Its goal is to help French startups run smoothly. Its main office is in the French city of Rennes.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Rennes
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 33

You can find their website here.

53) Venturr

Venturr

Venturr is a place where data and analytics startups can grow and get help.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Founders: Kam Rafique

You can find their website here.

54) SPROCKIT

SPROCKIT

SPROCKIT begins with their corporate participants’ challenges and opportunities to globally source, vet and curate a cohort of proven startups offering market-tested products, services and solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Washington
  • Started in: 2012

You can find their website here.

55) InSITE Fellows

InSITE Fellows

A global network of entrepreneurs and leaders in technology and venture capital is made up of InSITE Fellows and alumni.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 1999
  • Founders: Josh Ephraim

You can find their website here.

56) Agawam Partners LLC

Agawam Partners LLC

Agawam Partners LLC is a Private equity firm that focuses on early-stage investments in consumer and business Internet companies that are driven by advertising and subscription services.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2001

You can find their website here.

57) Tokyu Accelerate Program

Tokyu Accelerate Program

Tokyu, a Japanese railway company, set up the Tokyu Accelerate Program, which helps new businesses get off the ground quickly.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Japan
  • City: Tokyo

You can find their website here.

58) Startup Growth Advisors

Startup Growth Advisors

Startup Growth Advisors is a business that assists international startups grow. It is a venture builder, an incubator, a growth accelerator, and a corporate innovation ecosystem.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Carefree
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Andrew Bart

You can find their website here.

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