Secure your early-stage investment and extend your runway with USD 1.25M in perks & benefits!

Aurelia Ventures is an accelerator, specialized in preparing tech startups for their next round of capital:

  • Speed up your fundraising by 2.25x.
  • Learn what VCs expect from you and how to secure your funding.
  • We give you guidance on your term sheet and help you to discover red flags.
  • Get introduced to VCs that not only provide you with capital but also with a powerful network.
  • Extend your runway with USD 1.25M+ in perks & benefits such as cloud credits and free software (e.g. Google, AWS, HubSpot, Stripe, Twilio, and more).

Get support from an experienced team and lay a successful foundation for your startup. 87% of early-stage companies fail because they are not able to secure a Seed round investment or make mistakes that harm consecutive rounds.

Apply to our Seed Program and secure your funding.

Fundraising Made Easy

 

Fundraising is a complex process where you never really know if you are well prepared. It takes a lot of time away from you and is putting unnecessary stress on your co-founders.

Understanding why a VC invests in a startup and discovering the red flags during this important time is very difficult for entrepreneurs. In the majority of cases, entrepreneurs only fundraise a few times in their lifetime while VCs engage in term sheet negotiations on a weekly basis. Aurelia Ventures is your strategic advantage so that you have an experienced team on your side.
Without Seed investment, you risk running out of money and letting your company fail prematurely. In short, getting this right is crucial to your success and can make or break a company.

Our specialized program makes this process faster and easier. We remove unnecessary burdens and free up your time, speeding up fundraising by 2.25x. In 2020, 89% of our startups in our program raised a total of USD 65M+.

Program benefits:

  • Raise your round quicker with our proven strategy.
  • Learn from VCs: what they screen for in startups and how to stand out from the other applicants.
  • Understand your term sheet and uncover red flags.
  • Streamline your fundraising process with tested and proven documentation such as pitch deck, financials, and more.
  • Get prepared for your presentations and pitches.
  • Provide investors with all the docs they need without losing time or oversight.

Join a community of experienced entrepreneurs and become part of a program that has a network of 250+ early-stage Seed VCs who can become the investor in your Seed and consecutive rounds.

Participate in webinars, virtual demo days, mentorship sessions and get intros to the right investors. Smart money is always better than “just” money and we can help you make the right connections.

Extend Your Runway

The program will extend your runway as much as possible so that you can raise on a higher valuation. After being accepted into the program you have access to USD 1.25M+ in perks and benefits such as USD 230,000 cloud credits. This includes a 90% HubSpot discount and free software so that you can give your team the tools they need to build an exceptional company.

On average our Seed stage startups save USD 67,250 per year through our perks and benefits.

Google Cloud credits for Startups

Google Cloud and Firebase credits

Value: Different for each startup

AWS credits for Startups

USD 10,000 cloud credits and free business support

Value: USD 15,000

HubSpot for Startups discount

90% discount on all plans

Value: USD 63,360

USD 100,000 Segment credits

Value: USD 100,000

IBM Cloud credits

USD 120,000 Cloud Credits

Value: USD 120,000

10 Free Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) Basic users for 12 months

Value: USD 720

Airtable credits for Startups

USD 2,000 credits

Value: USD 2,000

12 months for free

Value: USD 12,000

Stripe credits

USD 50,000 waived processing fee

Value: USD 350

Zeplin discount for Startups

6 Months for free

Value: USD 100

Get access to all existing and future perks and discounts by applying to the program.

Program Benefits

Specialized Program

Our program is specialized in preparing tech startups to raise your Seed round and extend your runway. Our companies have raised USD 65M+ in 2020. Learn from our experienced team how to speed up your fundraising by 2.25x.

Expert Guidance

Learn what counts during your pitch, what are red flags you need to watch out for, what are the legal fundraising documents you need, and understand the terms of your Seed round. We help streamline your fundraising process so that you can better support your team while raising the money needed to grow.

Proven Documents

Streamline your fundraising process with tested and proven documents such as the pitch deck, financials, and more.

Investor Introductions

Get introduced to our network of 250+ early-stage investors such as VCs who back you, your idea, and supply you with capital.

Learn From Investors

Join live sessions with VCs and understand why early-stage investors back certain startups and what they expect from you. Participate in webinars, virtual demo days, and mentorship sessions. 

Perks & Benefits

Extend your runway as much as possible so that you can raise capital on a greater valuation. Get access to USD 1.25M+ in perks and benefits such as USD 230,000 cloud credits and free software.

Completely Online

No need to relocate or even leave the office. All events and content are optional so you can cherry-pick what you really need at the moment. Work at your own schedule and from wherever you are. We bring global reach to your workspace. We are here to make fundraising easier, not to add to your to-do list.

Entrepreneur Community

Join a community of like-minded entrepreneurs who are scaling tech companies right now.

What Our Startups Are Saying About Us

Roman Pfeiffer profile

Aurelia Ventures has been instrumental in helping us get the resources and tools we need to meet the demand and needs of our business. The team at Aurelia has been extremely responsive and insightful in helping us get what we need at critical times to keep the business moving forward.

- Jake, Co-founder & COO perf.dev

Sophia profile

Aurelia Ventures and their very personal, hands-on approach to support startups is really unique. They were super responsive and there for us whenever we needed them and supported us with the right advice, mentors, cloud credits and discounts at the right time.

- Merritt, Founder & CEO Meet

Marta profile

Being part of Aurelia Ventures has helped us to make significant progress. The support and their experience of the Aurelia Venture team have been extremely beneficial in our development.

- Reagan, Founder & CEO bamms

Sophia profile

Aurelia Ventures was the first venture firm that we had the opportunity to work with which truly allowed us to get up on our feet with the foundational tools and technologies required for a software startup. It's the best 'Startup Package for Startups' that I saw in the market that helped me filter through all the productivity tools, cloud environments and more - in order to focus on product development - with nice discounts! Thanks to Felix and the team for being so responsive and fun to work with ????

- Kartik, Co-founder & CEO Devron.ai

Sophia profile

Being a start-up in todays’ date we wanted to partner up with a Mentorship Program that could help us dial in further into our efforts. Partnering with Aurelia Ventures provides you with secure, community based resource for all things required to build a company from ground-up. Alessio and Felix are helpful, intelligent, and thoughtful mentors who can provide such insight and guidance.

- Armaan, Co-founder & CEO eatOS

Khasan, Founder of PLEX

Aurelia Ventures helped us in one of the most crucial moments of our startup development. Their personal support, throughout consulting, fast and efficient work is what makes them unique. They supported us in every aspect, whether it be advice, mentors, or cloud credits and Felix and Alessio, the founders of Aurelia Ventures, are truly awesome people who are willing to help anytime in need.

- Khasan, Co-founder & CTO PLEX

Application Process

The whole process from application to acceptance takes between 2-3 business days. We know speed is essential and some things can't wait.

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We will review your application within 24 hours during business days.

Interview

After our initial review, we invite selected startups for an interview.

The interview will include the CEO and up to 2 key team members who will participate in the program (joining the guidance sessions, webinars, online community, etc.).

Review

After your interview, our venture committee will make a final decision on your application within 24 hours. We notify startups of their acceptance to the program on the day after the interview.

Kick-off

The startup has immediate access to all content, perks and benefits, and help from our team.

Selection Criteria

We are looking for early-stage tech startups who are raising or planning to raise a Seed round from investors such as VCs and HNWIs in the coming months.

If you are planning to raise less than USD 1M or are an idea-stage/Pre-MVP-stage startup, please have a look at our Angel Program that is tailored to raise funding from Business Angels and High-Net-Worth-Individuals (HNWIs).

Our sweet spot is for software startups that focus on AI, fintech, SaaS, blockchain, or who solve complicated problems (deep-tech). Most of our portfolio companies come from the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, Singapore, and Australia, but we occasionally work with companies outside of these key places.

What matters is:
  • You are building a product or service that has software at its core.
  • Your team members have tech industry experience.
  • You have early customer traction or validation (POCs, MOUs, etc.).

It doesn’t matter:
  • If you are in stealth or if your product is live.
  • If you generate revenue.
  • How many people work in your company or if it’s only you.
  • Where you are located.

Program Requirements

When you are fundraising and scaling your company, we know that time is precious. That’s why you will have a minimal commitment during the program. All events and content are optional so you can cherry-pick what you really need at the moment.

Requirements:

  • Fundraising is a high priority for your team.
  • You are currently raising a Seed round and looking for additional investors, or planning to start fundraising in the coming months.

Our program is best suited for ambitious entrepreneurs who understand time management is essential while fundraising. Benefit immediately from our perks and benefits, join a community of like-minded entrepreneurs, and network with mentors and investors, all on your own schedule. Our low-commitment program structure is personalized to your company and its needs. The frequency of our meetings depends on how much you need our support. We are here to make fundraising easier, not to add to your to-do list.

Program Fee

Whenever we accept a founder in the program, we are all in.
You get access to our wide range of resources such as mentors, personal guidance, introduction to early-stage investors, live Q&A with investors, USD 1.25M+ in perks and benefits, and more. We believe that every startup should look for a partner who has skin in the game. That’s why we are all in with each company we back.

There is a program fee of USD 6,990 for mentorship and to cover the costs of running the program due upon admission to the program.

Due upon closing your round successfully:

  • Success fee of 3% of your total raised amount*
  • *The success fee will only be charged if the startup successfully closes a funding round.

We are doing everything to help you to streamline the fundraising process as much as possible so that you can close the round quicker and can continue supporting your team.

The fee is usually tax-deductible (check with your tax advisor to confirm). There is no fee to apply to the program.

Apply by June 30 to the Summer 2021 cohort

Admission on a rolling basis. Each cohort is limited to 15 startups and will be closed before the deadline ends when all seats are taken.

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When you join Aurelia Ventures, you take part in a diverse and talented community of entrepreneurs, disruptors, and creators from around the globe. Like you, our entrepreneurs are people who think differently; who are challenging the status quo and who build disruptive companies.

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The Company

About Aurelia Ventures

 

Built by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. Our team has founded companies in LATAM, Europe, and Asia ( ie. Hong Kong, Singapore). And as entrepreneurs, we know what a struggle the whole “startup rollercoaster” can be.

That’s why we support ambitious entrepreneurs with our network, knowledge, and experience. We build better companies because we know how.

We know that nothing trumps the right experience and access to the right people, at the right time. We have partnered up with the best companies in the valley to provide you with perks & benefits worth USD 1.25M+ so you can scale your business as efficiently and lean as possible.

Management Consulting, Business Development, Technology Innovation