We provide you with the knowledge and network you need to grow.
The Aurelia Ventures programs help you to scale quicker and how to raise from Angel investors and VCs faster. Our experienced team will provide you guidance, introduce you to early-stage investors, and extend your runway with USD 1.25M+ in perks & benefits.
Raise your round faster, understand why a investors invests in a startup, and discover the red flags while you fundraise and in your term sheet, learn about the implications fundraising has on your company (cap table, dilution, special investor rights, etc.). This program helps you to understand what investors screen for in startups and how to stand out from the others. Streamline your fundraising process so you can get back to supporting your team and your early customers.
The goal of the incubation program is to get you through the first phase. This usually means: get you to the point where you’ve built something impressive to acquire your first users and consider speaking to first POC customers. Get access to USD 875,000+ in perks & benefits, join live webinars and mentorship sessions and get connected to a global network of tech-entrepreneurs.
The goal of the acceleration program is to scale your company. Depending on your stage this usually means: get you to the point where you’ve early customer traction and product-market validation or where you are already successful acquiring customers and expanding to new markets either nationally or internationally. Get access to USD 1,250,000+ in perks & benefits, join live webinars and mentorship sessions and get connected to a global network of tech-entrepreneurs.
Perks & Benefits
Startups admitted to either the Incubation Program, Acceleration Program or the Fundraising Program have access to perks & benefits worth USD 1.25M+ (depending on program). Our goal is to help you to reduce your expenses and extend your runway so you can focus on building great products and fundraise without time pressure.
Aurelia Ventures is an official startup partner of AWS Activate, Microsoft for Startups, Google for Startups, HubSpot for Startups and Startup with IBM.
Google Cloud Platform and Firebase credits
Value: Depending on each startup
$10,000 AWS credits + AWS Business Support
90% discount on all plans
6 months free of Zendesk Support and Sales CRM
$100,000 Segment credits
$120,000 Cloud Credits
What Our Startups Are Saying About Us
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
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
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
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
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
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
That’s why we tailor each program to the needs of the respective startup, meet with the founder on a flexible basis and give them advice on the topics they care about. Our goal is to create an environment where founders can be the most productive and focus exclusively on scaling their startups without being distracted by fixed schedules or external commitments.
Please find the respective requirements on each program page:
We try to interfere as little as possible in the startups we accept to the program. We don’t take board seats or equity or many of the other powers incubators sometimes require. We offer lots of advice, but we can’t force anyone to take it. We know that independence is one of the reasons why people start startups in the first place. And we strongly believe that is also one of the reasons startups succeed.
We are looking for awesome software startups.
Our sweet spot is for tech 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.
It doesn’t matter:
- If you generate revenue.
- How many people work in your company or if it’s only you.
- Your location.
The whole process from application to acceptance takes between 2-3 business days. We know speed is essential and some things can't wait.
We will review your application within 24 hours during business days.
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.).
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.
Apply by August 31 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.
It's free to apply to the Aurelia Ventures programs. There’s a program fee to cover the costs of running the program due upon admission and a success fee if you raise successfully through our network.