Quake is a venture capital fund and startup accelerator with offices in the U.S. and Europe. Our accelerator programs in Austin, Los Angeles, and New York City recruit teams from all around the world, and our newest facility in Cologne, Germany was formed with leading European partners including Deutsche Telekom and RTL.
As a team, we look to build startup ecosystems and enhance innovation across multiple industry verticals and geographies. We have a strong affinity for AdTech, AgTech, AR / VR, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cellular Communications (5G), Computer Vision, Cybersecurity, Energy, Esports, Healthtech, Infrastructure, SaaS, Social Media, Logistics, Machine Learning, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, MedTech, Robotics, and Transportation. We serve all geographies, but we often seek value in underserved areas.
Our goal is to merge investment capital with intense hands-on training and leadership development. By building the right ecosystems we can rapidly accelerate pre-seed and seed stage companies, often producing 9 to 12 months’ worth of growth over the course of a three month accelerator program. In terms of what we look for – we focus heavily on traction (50%), team (30%) and market opportunity (20%).
Over the last three years, we’ve worked with over 350 early stage founders to develop a repeatable process and curriculum that has greatly improved both the overall value and survival rates of over 150 startups. We target teams with untapped potential, sourcing many of our startups from underserved regions, often in smaller cities and rural locations. We help our teams with planning, implementation, sales, development and fundraising, and we routinely connect them with both customers and investors from other regions and areas of influence.
Quake and our corporate partners typically invest $100k to $150k in each team that comes through the accelerator program. The accelerator acts as continued due diligence for our investor community as well as our Limited Partners who often participate in follow on investments. Our goal is to get teams ready to raise institutional capital so they can scale to become market leading companies.
We strive to connect each team with the right mix of advisors, strategic partners and investors. We also offer free and discounted services (please see sponsor page) to help accelerate growth and development.