A short list of the best Bay Area startup accelerators.

Some are focused on specific verticals (such as Boost VC, a program specifically for VR/AR and Bitcoin startups). When you join an accelerator program, you’ll usually receive a seed investment ranging from US$20,000 to US$50,000 in exchange for equity.


Each cohort-based program can run between three to five months; you will receive mentorship and education to grow and
accelerate your business. Accelerator programs usually conclude with a public pitch event or demo day.


At Insperity, it’s not just HR outsourcing, it’s HR that makes a difference.™ Our comprehensive, scalable HR solutions offer an optimal blend of service and technology to facilitate growth by streamlining processes related to payroll, benefits, talent management and HR compliance. We provide the tools to help you lighten your administrative load, maximize productivity and manage risks – so you can focus on growth. Because that’s what it means to have a true HR partner.

NINICO Communications

Founded in 2011 as a company that believes in the power of partnership, NINICO Communications® is an award-winning agency providing practical brand strategy, public relations and advertising solutions. For over a decade, the firm has created campaigns, developed messaging and served as publicist to some of California’s most storied brands and business leaders.

Avanta Ventures

As the venture capital arm of CSAA Insurance Group, Avanta Ventures invests deep industry expertise, resources, and financial support to create products and services that offer extraordinary value to the AAA Members of today—and those of tomorrow. As an affiliate of CSAA Insurance Group, Avanta Ventures is aligned with one of the top personal lines property and casualty insurance underwriters in the United States, and part of the AAA ecosystem that serves over 53 million members.

Avanta Ventures is committed to transforming how AAA Members manage their risks, and providing new solutions to life’s uncertainties.

Hopkins & Carley

Hopkins & Carley’s clients rely on them for transactions and litigation involving commercial, corporate, financial and real estate matters, IP litigation and protection, and employment counseling, litigation and class action defense. For their individual clients, they handle everything from sophisticated legacy planning to personal employment issues to complex trust and other litigation. They have a deep bench of well-respected trial attorneys who collectively have tried hundreds of cases in local, state and federal courts.

The Assembly

The Assembly is a community designed for women to connect, collaborate, sweat, and engage.

Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic

The Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic at Santa Clara Law services the active local startup community by delivering quality legal services to entrepreneurs through the use of second-and third- year law students. 


We’re one of the few agencies in the world that can take a product idea from end to end. From napkin sketch to real shipped product. Have a great new product idea and nobody to start building it? We’re your team.


Level’s short-term, intensive programs in Data Analytics & Internet of Things will equip you with the skills, network and experience to get you where you want to be. Choose the program format that works from you. Level has full-time programs held on campus, and part-time programs held both on-campus and virtually.

Vietnam IT Development Group

The German Accelerator supports German tech startups to enter the U.S. market. they provide startups with hands-on mentoring at their locations in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and New York City. The three months program is open to a broad range of startups from ICT related sectors. Ideal participants generate domestic revenue, enjoy customer traction and have the potential for category leadership in a large, global market.

Startup Basecamp

Startup Basecamp is the first Startup Hotel in San Francisco offering a unique co-living and co-working space for startup professionals and entrepreneurs to easily land in San Francisco. Quality rooms are very affordable ranging from $49/night – $139/night and Co-working is the cheapest in the city: $20/day or $175/month.


Motava focuses on delivering results through proven digital marketing tactics. Each website and campaign is custom tailored to the unique product or service of our customers. We help new, developing and already successful businesses establish a strong footing in the competitive digital landscape.

Founders Embassy

Unlike typical accelerators and incubators, we focus specifically on global founders, offering them unprecedented access to Silicon Valley through exclusive programs and events, intensive acceleration bootcamps, co-working opportunities, and thought leadership, in addition to membership to a unique physical space in San Francisco – all without any exchange of equity.

Pearl Law Group

We make sure your immigration program strategically integrates with talent management, global mobility and compliance. We handle all the details so you can focus on what matters most: moving business forward and keeping your stakeholders happy. Count on us to manage the bigger picture too, keeping you competitive, informed, cost-efficient and compliant.

IBM Global Entrepreneur

Get access to Watson, cloud credits, community support, top-notch learning resources, and more. Build with access to more than 130 industry-leading Cloud services including Watson, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, advanced data analytics, and cyber security.


Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Mercer’s more than 22,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. 

Spain Tech Center

The Spain Tech Center is an initiative to facilitate the landing and commercial implementation of Spanish technology companies in the North American market.

Manos Accelerator

Their mission is to foster a new generation of Latino entrepreneurs by providing access to early-stage capital, mentorship support and restheirces that will enable them to build and grow their startup companies.

Luxembourg Trade and Investment Offices

The LuxembourgTrade and Investment Office offers comprehensive information about Luxembourg as a business location as a tailor-made investment assistance and other complimentary inbound investment consultancy services for companies interested in setting up in Luxembourg.

Innovation Centre Denmark

Innovation Center Denmark Silicon Valley is ytheir entry point to scale ytheir science and technology in the US, and turn it into business and growth. Innovation Center Denmark help you navigate in disruptive markets and technologies by connecting you to world-class knowledge institutions, investors and partners.


As the first Sino-US incubator in the United States, InnoSpring (Silicon Valley) few days ago declared the opening of its second office in theyWork in San Francisco as the new node in its global entrepreneurship services business development network. About 20 theyll-known investors and entrepreneurs from Baidu, Northern Light Venture Capital, Rothenberg Ventures, Indiegogo, Swift Navigation, Teforia, etc. theyre presented at the ceremony.

German American Business Association of California

GABA is a member-driven non-profit organization that fosters transatlantic knowledge-sharing and networking among German-American and Californian business and tech communities. GABA is dedicated to enctheiraging German-American business and trade. GABA programs address critical business, technical and leadership issues, with specific industry programs focused on life science, semiconductors, venture capital, and legal corporate governance, among others.

German Accelerator

The German Accelerator supports German tech startups to enter the U.S. market. they provide startups with hands-on mentoring at their locations in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and New York City. The three months program is open to a broad range of startups from ICT related sectors. Ideal participants generate domestic revenue, enjoy customer traction and have the potential for category leadership in a large, global market.

Business France

Business France contributes to the development and success of French and foreign businesses wishing to expand abroad by supporting them throughout the lifetime of their projects, and is driven by an efficient, result-oriented working culture.

British Consulate General San Francisco

The British Consulate General in San Francisco represents the UK government in Northern California, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. Their work involves handling a wide range of political, commercial, cultural, security and economic interests to the UK and their region. The consulate also provides consular assistance to British nationals who live or visit their area of coverage.

Block 71 San Francisco

Block71 San Francisco is the perfect launchpad for start-ups striving to establish themselves in the US and Singapore tech ecosystems. Block71 San Francisco is a collaborative initiative bettheyen three iconic Singapore organizations – NUS Enterprise, Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL) and Singtel Innov8. Block71 integrate Singapore tech companies exploring business opportunities in the US into the local ecosystem seamlessly, and function as a gateway for US-based movers and shakers interested in the Southeast Asia markets.

Seed Stars World

Seedstars World promotes, connects and invests up to $1.5mn in emerging market startups through its exclusive startup competition in 60 countries.

Launch Scale

LAUNCH Scale is our 2 day conference based in San Francisco, California. This conference is designed for founders (free) to help them scale their businesses. We feature fireside & tactical talks throughout the two days, to help founders gain actionable insights that help scale their operations. In previous years, we’ve had founders, executives, and investors in some of the fastest growing startups: Calm, Twitter, Allbirds, Pinterest, Superhuman, Nextdoor, Fitbod, and more.

Techcrunch Disrupt

TechCrunch Disrupt is the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies, and discussing what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators. Disrupt gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans for on-stage interviews, the Startup Battlefield competition, a 24-hour Hackathon, Startup Alley, Hardware Alley, and After Parties.

AEC Hackathon

The AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) Hackathon was created to give those designing, building, and maintaining our built environment the opportunity to collaborate with cutting edge technologies and its developers and designers. Simply put, ‘nerd-sourcing’ at its finest for improving the industries that affect all that live or work in a house or building. It has quickly become a global community of innovators that include all elements of the built environment.


AngelHack ignites the passion of the world’s most vibrant community of code creators + change makers to invent the new and make change happen, together. Through hackathons, pre-acceleration and education, we help developers become well-rounded holistic hackers where they can build, test and launch their ideas to the world.

Developerweek Hackathon

DeveloperWeek is San Francisco’s largest developer conference & event series with dozens of week-long events including the DeveloperWeek Conference & Expo, 1,000+ attendee hackathon, 1000+ attendee tech hiring expo, and a series of workshops, open houses, drink-ups, and city-wide events across San Francisco!

Related & Co.

Related & Co. is a niche growth consulting firm focused on startups, technology companies & institutions to establish successful foundations in US market with a tailor-made strategy. We are a group of professionals experienced in different verticals of technology and business. Beyond consulting, we deliver our modular program and execution to assist organizations transformation & growth.


growth[period] has worked closely with over 100 clients ranging from small businesses to the Fortune 100. We provide smart growth that is strategic and sustainable; it is profitable and higher margin; it is valued by the external market. We provide a suite of services solely focused on helping our clients achieve smart growth.


Since 1992, Cooper has transformed thousands of companies, from startups to Fortune 10s, through design and business strategy and professional education.

Thomvest Ventures

Thomvest is a $250mm venture capital fund based in Silicon Valley. We invest in companies that range from early stage companies to those seeking growth equity rounds of financing. We are heavily focused on three particular areas: advertising technology, financial technology, and security. Our vertical market focus is also backed by the research we do in each of these areas, some of which you can see on our blog. In addition to our focus on specific markets, a major difference between our fund and many others is that we are investing the capital of one individual, Peter Thomson, whose family owns the majority of Thomson Reuters. Peter started Thomvest in 1996 and has invested in more than 50 private companies since that time.

Sierra Ventures

Since 1982, Sierra has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world begin and grow successful technology companies. Our passion is finding the right combination of innovative technology and talented entrepreneurs, and guiding them with expertise and capital to help companies grow and deliver on their promise. Together with our vast network of successful entrepreneurs, Fortune 1000 CIOs, operational executives and deep domain experts across many areas, let us help you build the next great technology company.

Blumberg Capital

Blumberg Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm that partners with passionate entrepreneurs to innovate and build successful technology companies. We specialize in leading Seed and Series A rounds collaborating with angel investors, other venture capital firms and strategic partners. We are active investors and board members – operating as an extension of the entrepreneurs’ network. We invest in the best teams, solving the biggest problems in technology hot spots around the world. Our typical initial investments range from $500,000 to $5 million with additional amounts reserved for follow-on funding.

Azure Capital Partners

Founded in 2000, Azure is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm with over $750 million under management. We have served as trusted advisors to some of the most successful and important technology companies created in the last 20 years, including VMware (NYSE: VMW), Bill Me Later (acquired by PayPal), Calix (NYSE: CALX), Cyan (NYSE: CYNI, acquired by Ciena), Top Tier (acquired by SAP), TripIt (acquired by Concur) and World Wide Packets (acquired by Ciena), and have helped to generate billions of dollars of value in these companies for our entrepreneurs and investors.


Artiman is an early stage, sector-agnostic venture fund with offices in Silicon Valley and Bangalore. We are seeking to invest in entrepreneurs building white space companies that have the potential to create or disrupt multi-billion dollar markets. As former entrepreneurs, we bring empathy, curiosity, passion, experience, and (occasionally) patience to the table. As investors, we bring capital plus access to a network that reflects the diversity of the firm and our portfolio.

Collaborative Fund

Collaborative Fund is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in startups, seed, growth capital, and early stage investments in Fintech Sector. The firm targets companies focused on cities using technology and networks, money, consumer products and services, kids, media, family development, social and cultural development, and wellness and children’s education, development, health, food, and nutrition. It also prefers to invest in consumer goods sector like clothing, personal care, and products and services focused on sustainability and safety and retail industry. It seeks to invest in West Coast. It invests between $0.5 million and $3 million. Collaborative Fund was founded in 2010 and is based in New York, New York, with additional office in San Francisco, California.

Garage Technology Venture

GARAGE TECHNOLOGY VENTURES is a seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund. We invest in entrepreneurial teams seeking to transform big ideas into game-changing companies. Software, services, clean technology, and material sciences (not life sciences)

Forerunner Ventures

Forerunner Ventures is an early-stage VC firm dedicated to partnering with ambitious entrepreneurs who are meeting the challenges and opportunities of today’s rapidly evolving digital commerce landscape. The Forerunner team uniquely pairs deep domain expertise and an understanding of consumer behaviors, brand building and product, to successfully identify leaders and participate in their efforts to build meaningful companies.


FLOODGATE is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed/start-ups and early stage ventures. The firm will no longer invest in Austin companies that operate “on-demand” services. The firm seeks to invest in technology related sectors with a focus on new media, software, e-commerce, security and big data. It prefers to invest in companies located in either the San Francisco Bay Area. The firm typically invests between $0.15 million and $1 million. It prefers to invest alongside other experienced private investors or top-tier venture firms. FLOODGATE was founded in 2006.

Trinity Ventures

Founded in 1986, Trinity Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm dedicated to partnering with passionate entrepreneurs to transform revolutionary ideas into reality. With over $1 billion under management, Trinity Ventures believes in personal engagement, mutual respect and goal alignment with the entrepreneurs. Trinity focuses on early stage and seed technology investments with particular emphasis on social commerce and entertainment, digital media, Saas, and cloud and infrastructure.

Matrix Partners

Since its inception in 1977, Matrix Partners has had the privilege to partner with hundreds of innovators. We have been fortunate to play an active role in the development of many successful businesses, 50 of which went on to initial public offerings, and 75 of which have gone on to profitable M&A events. is a global venture capital platform with an investment focus on early-stage consumer internet and mobile companies. The firm invests out of funds in five geographies, namely US, Europe, Russia, Infinity, and Redpoint Its client base is comprised of many companies, including Angie’s List , Groupon, Delicious, Sonos, Sapato, and Nginx. The firm’s team has been investing in Internet companies for more than 17 years and operates as one team by combining a global investment strategy and philosophy with local presence and insights.

Crosslink Capital

Crosslink Capital is a leading stage-independent venture capital and growth equity firm with roughly $1.6 billion in assets. Crosslink, which traces its roots back to 1989, was among the first and largest investment firms in the U.S. to integrate public and private growth/technology investing in three families of funds: venture capital funds, long/short hedge funds, and a unique hybrid crossover fund. This strategy allows Crosslink to partner with its portfolio companies on a long-term basis.

Foundation Capital

Foundation Capital is a venture capital firm dedicated to the proposition that one entrepreneur’s idea, with the right support, can become a business that changes the world. The company is made up of former entrepreneurs who set out to create the firm they wanted as founders. This forward-thinking team of VCs has helped companies like Lending Club change the way money is lent and borrowed, Sunrun reinvent the residential clean energy market, and Netflix revolutionize media distribution and consumption, among many others.

Data Collective

Data Collective is a venture capital fund that invests in entrepreneurs building Big Data companies. Data Collective’s strong network, operational experience and technical background delivers unique value to entrepreneurs. We still read code. We understand chip architecture and how to build racks. We’ve run Hadoop jobs ourselves and built VM farms. And we will be there at 3 am to cheer the new build or at 7 am to help land that new customer.

Shasta Ventures

Shasta Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on companies in the consumer Internet, mobile and software sectors. Shasta was formed in 2004 to back brilliant entrepreneurs with an unwavering commitment to the customer experience. Located in Menlo Park, California, Shasta Ventures has $725 million dollars under management across three funds. Shasta Ventures has backed startups including Apptio, Lithium, Mint, Nest, Smule, Spiceworks, TaskRabbit, Turn, Zenprise and Zuora.

Harrison Metal Capital

Harrison Metal Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in seed capital and early stage investments. The firm invests in technology driven businesses with a focus on software and services for consumers, developers and businesses. Harrison Metal Capital was founded in 2008.


DCM Ventures is a venture capital firm with over $2.8 billion under management. Since 1996, we have invested in more than 280 technology companies across the U.S. and Asia. With offices in Silicon Valley, Beijing, and Tokyo, DCM Ventures empowers our entrepreneurs with hands-on operational guidance and a global network of business and financial resources.

AME Cloud Ventures

AME Cloud Ventures focuses on seed to later stage companies building infrastructure and value chains around data. We love technology heavy companies gathering or creating unique data at every stage of the data stack — from infrastructure all the way to applications, mobile, and sensors.

Social+Capital Partnership

At Social Capital, our mission is to transform society by using technology to solve the world’s hardest problems. We do this by utilizing our people and capital to help bring the most promising and disruptive ideas worldwide for maximum impact.

GGV Capital

GGV Capital was founded with the unique idea to have a single team operating in both China and the U.S. These two locations give our team a truly global perspective. The culmination of this is 15 years of experience identifying the next big trends in tech, internet, mobile, hardware, cloud and SaaS in the world’s two largest tech markets.

5AM Ventures

5AM Ventures is a leading venture capital firm focused on building next-generation life science companies capable of delivering outstanding returns to our investors. We support companies solving important healthcare needs via cutting-edge breakthroughs in medicine and science. Our portfolio companies spearhead novel approaches to diagnose, prevent and treat a wide range of medical conditions.

Norwest Venture Partners

Norwest Venture Partners are a global, multi-stage venture capital and growth equity investment firm. We manage approximately $6 billion in capital and have funded more than 575 companies since inception. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Norwest has subsidiaries in San Francisco, New York, Mumbai and Bengaluru, India and Herzelia, Israel.

Draper Fisher Jurvetson

DFJ helps entrepreneurs trailblaze new markets and build iconic companies. DFJ works with companies in seed, early, and growth stages. DFJ invest in sectors like Consumer applications & Services, Enterprise Infrastructure & Apps, and Disruptive technology.

Felicis Ventures

At Felicis Ventures we back the world’s iconic companies of today and tomorrow. We have a passion for product and out-of-the-box thinking. We solve problems and dominate critical markets. We focus on 5 key areas – mobile, e-commerce, enterprise, education and health – and on what we believe to be new groundbreaking technologies, such as 3D imaging, bio informatics, and connected devices.

Slow Ventures

Slow champions the belief that the long-term approach produces better results for everyone. We believe in giving great founders the resources, connections, and experiences they need to build strong, sustainable companies over time. Slow invests in entrepreneurs and inventors central to the technology industry and those who are leading on the edges of science, society, and culture.

Interwest Partners

InterWest Partners invests in some of the world’s most promising early stage IT and healthcare businesses. For over 35 years InterWest Partners has partnered with entrepreneurs to build winning companies. With more than 200 years of operating and investing experience, InterWest has raised $2.8 billion, completed 85 IPOs, and participated in over 80 upside acquisitions. InterWest is currently investing in InterWest X, a $650M fund. In 2014, InterWest made 20 new investments and managed more than 100 active investments.

Sofinnova Ventures

Since 1974, Sofinnova Ventures has partnered with entrepreneurs to secure initial funding, build successful management teams, form impactful corporate alliances, win key customers, and navigate acquisitions and IPOs. With $1 billion under management, our firm applies capital and expertise to guide start-up companies to successful exits.

Canaan Partners

Canaan Partners is a global venture capital firm that invests in people with visionary ideas. The kind that not only result in new and valuable technology, but game-changing healthcare startups as well. We were early investors in some of the world’s leading technology companies, including PrimeSense, SuccessFactors and Lending Club and healthcare stars like Cerexa, Chimerix and Advanced BioHealing.


CrunchFund is an early stage venture capital firm founded by Michael Arrington, Patrick Gallagher, and MG Siegler. The fund invests in and works with information technology companies at any stage but is primarily focused on seed and early stage investments.
The firm raised its inaugural $20 million fund in September of 2011. Investors

Benchmark Capital

Benchmark invests in and works alongside entrepreneurs building startups into transformational companies. They focus on early-stage venture investing in mobile, marketplaces, social, and infrastructure and enterprise software. Founded in 1995, the firm has offices in Woodside and San Francisco, California.

Menlo Ventures

Menlo Ventures is a venture capital firm providing capital for seed through growth technology companies in the consumer and enterprise sectors. Its market-driven research analysis has led to the identification of and successful exits in innovative technology markets. The firm has worked in several research areas of investment, including mobile, enterprise storage, communications, and consumer.

True Ventures

True was born in 2005 out of a simple vision: create a new kind of venture capital firm that focuses on supporting the earliest stage Founders and their teams. We believe in building community, taking bold risks, and supporting our companies throughout their entire lifecycles.

Institutional Venture Partners

VP was founded by Reid Dennis in 1980. IVP was one of the first venture firms on Sand Hill Road, and Reid put IVP on the map by raising the first IVP fund, a $22 million venture capital fund. Over thirty years later, the firm continues to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs to create market leaders for the future. IVP recently raised IVP XV, a $1.4 billion later-stage venture capital and growth equity fund, and manages $5.4 billion in committed capital.


Sherpa Capital is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm that supports the most promising emerging technology-enabled companies, helping them become global brands beloved by their customers.

Formation 8

Formation 8 is a venture capital firm that provides financial and strategic capital to early growth smart enterprise and energy technology companies. They support entrepreneurs who seek to transform the most important global industries by solving hard problems with technology solutions. Partnership is in their DNA. Formation 8 value trusted relationships with entrepreneurs, investors, and strategic partners through their global network.

Greylock Partners

Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).

Redpoint Ventures

Since 1999, the Redpoint team has been partnering with visionary founders at early stages to create new markets or redefine existing ones. Redpoint team have invested in trailblazers that include 2U, HomeAway, Heroku, Netflix, Nextdoor, PureStorage, Stripe, Twilio, TiVo, and Zendesk. Our entrepreneur-in-residence program has incubated industry-transforming companies and technologies like Android, Acompli, Jaunt, and Zimbra.

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Lightspeed Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends in the Enterprise and Consumer sectors. Over the past two decades, the Lightspeed team has backed and helped build more than 200 companies globally, many of which have become market leaders. The Firm currently manages over $3 billion of committed capital and is currently investing out of Lightspeed X, a $635 million fund and Lightspeed Select, a $430 million fund. Our team invests in the U.S. and internationally, with investment professionals and advisors in Silicon Valley and Israel as well as in India with Lightspeed India Partners and China with Lightspeed China Partners.

Founders Fund

Founders Fund was formed in 2005 and has raised five funds to date with more than $2 billion in aggregate capital under management. The firm has historically invested in a wide variety of sectors, including aerospace, artificial intelligence, advanced computing, energy, health, and consumer Internet.

Kleiner Perkins Caufield

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) is a well known Silicon Valley venture capital firm, due in large part to their past success. They were early investors in many significant companies, including Amazon, AOL, Compaq, Electronic Arts, Google, Intuit, Macromedia, Netscape, Segway, and Sun Microsystems. Commercial services, computer hardware, healthcare devices and supplies, media, financial services, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, software.

First Round Capital

First Round is a seed-stage venture firm focused on building a vibrant community of technology entrepreneurs and companies, including Uber, Square and Warby Parker. Through custom-built software, incredible in-person experiences, and a host of other unique services, First Round helps tiny companies get big while constantly reimagining the role of venture capital.


Venrock helps entrepreneurs build some of the world’s most disruptive, successful companies. We partner with entrepreneurs who have grand ambitions – who want to tackle big, hard problems that most think not possible. Our collaboration – engagement, network, passion and experience – gives entrepreneurs the unfair advantage needed to win, and win big. Venrock invest in communications and networking, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, software.

Sequoia Capital

The Sequoia team helps a small number of daring founders build legendary companies. We spur them to push the boundaries of what’s possible. In partnering with Sequoia, companies benefit from our unmatched community and the lessons we’ve learned over 40 years working with Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, John Morgridge, Jerry Yang, Elon Musk, Larry Page, Jan Koum, Brian Chesky, Drew Houston, Adi Tatarko and Jack Dorsey, among many others. Sequoia Capital invest in commercial services, communications and networking, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, restaurants, hotels and leisure, semiconductors, software.

New Enterprise Associates

As one of the world’s largest and most active venture capital firms, nea has developed deep domain expertise and insight into our industries of focus. we channel that knowledge into every technology and healthcare investment we make — at any stage, in any location, around the globe. Communications and networking, energy services, exploration, production and refining, healthcare devices and supplies, IT services, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, software

Accel Partners

Accel is a leading early and growth-stage venture capital firm, powering a global community of entrepreneurs. Accel backs entrepreneurs who have what it takes to build a world-class, category-defining business. Founded in 1983, Accel brings more than three decades of experience building and supporting hundreds of companies. Accel’s vision for entrepreneurship and business enables it to identify and invest in the companies that will be responsible for the growth of next-generation industries. Accel invest in communications and networking, consumer durables, healthcare technology systems, media, software.

Khosla Ventures

Software. Khosla Ventures provides venture assistance and strategic advice to entrepreneurs working on breakthrough technologies. The firm was founded in 2004 by Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems. With over four billion dollars under management, the firm focuses on a broad range of areas including consumer, enterprise, education, advertising, financial services, semiconductors, health, big data, agriculture/food, sustainable energy and robotics. Khosla Ventures is headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif.

Andreessen Horowitz

Industries: Consumer products and services, software. Andreessen Horowitz backs bold entrepreneurs who move fast, think big, and are committed to building the next major franchises in technology. Founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, the firm provides entrepreneurs with access to expertise and insights in innovation, executive and technical talent, market intelligence, policy and regulatory affairs, business development, and marketing and brand-building.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. They represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multi billion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm’s broad range of services and practice areas are focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients

White & Case LLP

White & Case is a truly global law firm, uniquely positioned to help clients achieve their ambitions in today’s G20 world. As a pioneering international law firm, White & Case cross-border experience and diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers consistently deliver results for clients. White & Case work with some of the world’s most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities.

Weinberg Gonser LLP

Weinberg Gonser was founded by attorneys with experience operating businesses outside of their legal careers. We put relationships first. At our firm, imagination is nurtured, creativity is encouraged, value is created, and measurable results are achieved.


VLP Law Group are a geographically distributed firm of top-tier lawyers. They have multiple practice areas in multiple industry sectors. We provide a full range of business and transactional legal services to clients of all sizes — from early-stage start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Since 1884, many of the world’s largest organizations have turned to Simpson Tatcher for smart solutions to critical commercial challenges. Today, more than 900 lawyers in 11 global offices put the collective experience of the Firm to work for every client they serve.

Silicon Legal Strategy

Silicon Legal Strategy provides targeted, bottom-line-oriented advice to technology startups, innovative entrepreneurs and seasoned investors. We develop long-term relationships with our clients. We limit our number of total engagements so that we are able to deliver dedicated, ultra-responsive client service. We are more than your attorneys – we are indispensable strategic advisors.

Schox, PLC

With our flat rates for every project and our experience with 300+ startup clients over the last decade, we can accurately budget the total patent costs for the next 12-18 months. With a clear budget and a strong understanding of their vision, we help our clients answer what, when, where, and — most importantly — why we are building a patent portfolio.

Royse Law Firm

Royse Law Firm provides sophisticated and affordable legal services to growing companies, individuals, and investment funds in technology and traditional businesses. Our clients include multinational companies, closely held and family businesses, and individuals; due to their mutual need for integrated legal solutions that emphasize tax efficiencies. Our tax expertise is a common thread that runs throughout our practice and distinguishes Royse Law Firm from other general business firms.

Perkins Coie

With more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia, Perkins Coie LLP represents great companies across a wide range of industries and stages of growth—from startups to FORTUNE 50 corporations. Our structure and approach ensures we’re experts in the sectors our clients work in and we understand the issues they face. We believe that the more we understand the big picture, the more we can provide positive and insightful solutions across the spectrum of advisory, litigation and transactional services.

Paradigm Counsel LLP

Paradigm provides strategic legal services to emerging growth and public companies. Paradigm assists clients in corporate matters including, incorporation, equity compensation, venture financing; employment counseling; and mergers & acquisitions; technology, IP and commercial transactions; privacy compliance; IP Counseling; and real estate transactions. Our structure and team approach enables us to be highly responsive to ensure clients meet their business objectives on time and at reduced cost. With our broad range of experience in large law firms and in-house legal departments, we excel at providing sophisticated, cutting-edge advice that is efficient, responsive, practical and cost effective.

Osborne Clarke

We’re an international legal practice and our goal is simple: to help our clients and our people succeed in tomorrow’s world. In a business environment that’s facing new digital, economic, political and environmental challenges, we help our clients to gain competitive advantage by providing commercially focused insights and legal services. We’ve been around for over 250 years and have a presence across Europe, Asia and the US. Within our core sectors, our clients range from market leaders to fast-growth companies.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality, commercially-oriented legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration. Founded in San Francisco a century and a half ago, Orrick today is named by Law360 as one of the “Global 20” leading firms.

Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

McDermott has 80 years of serving a broad range of client interests. Established in 1934 as a tax practice in Chicago, Illinois, McDermott has grown its core practices and offices around the globe. The expansion of their international platform has supported numerous cross-border transactions and litigation matters, while providing the experience necessary to offer corporate and commercial, international and domestic tax, labor and benefits, competition, intellectual property and regulatory counsel to clients across all industries.

Morrison Foerster

Our corporate lawyers advise on venture financings, public and private offerings, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions for some of the most dynamic private and public companies in the world. Our intellectual property lawyers provide the full scope of patent, trademark and copyright counseling, prosecution, licensing and outsourcing advice to investors, inventors, entrepreneurs and established companies.

Inventus Law

Inventus Law is a Silicon Valley based premier law firm that represents high growth startup companies, founders, angel investors, incubators, accelerators and venture capital and private equity investors based in Silicon Valley, New York, India, Europe, Southeast Asia, East Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and, increasingly, Africa. We have offices in Palo Alto, San Francisco and Bangalore, along with close affiliations with legal, tax and business professionals in other financial centers of the world.

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham is dedicated to working with clients to help them achieve their business goals and overcome legal challenges anywhere in the world. From a global platform of offices in the world’s major financial, business and regulatory centers, the firm’s lawyers help clients succeed.

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells is a leading global legal practice providing business-oriented legal advice and high-quality service across its exceptional breadth of practices to clients around the world.

K&L Gates

K&L Gates represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. Our practice is a robust full market practice — cutting edge, complex and dynamic, at once regional, national and international in scope. Over each of the last five years our revenues exceeded $1 Billion.

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Greenberg Traurig helps clients bridge diverse legal systems and cultures, with a focus on efficient and effective strategic advice and legal services.

Fortis General Counsel, LLP

Fortis General Counsel, LLP (FGC) is a boutique law firm that provides general counsel services, as well as traditional corporate and technology licensing legal services, to emerging growth companies primarily in the technology sector. We advise a broad range of clients from mature public companies to early stage startup companies. Our objective is to provide companies with services typically provided by a general counsel and outside corporate counsel in a cost-effective and responsive manner.

Fenwick & West LLP

For more than four decades, Fenwick & West LLP has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation.


Dorsey serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six industries in which they have great depth and a history of achieving client success. Dorsey’s banking, energy, food and agribusiness, health care, mining and natural resources and public-private project development industry groups help coordinate teams serving these industries across geographies and practice areas, keeping them at the cutting edge of industry needs and trends and sharing collective experience and expertise.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs around the world. Their clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.

Dentons US LLP

Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world’s largest law firm, Dentons’ global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries.

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Davis Polk is one of the world’s premier law firms. Known for their skillful work in highly complex matters that are critical to clients, Davis Polk offer high levels of excellence and breadth across all our practices. Davis Polk’s clients, many of them industry and global leaders, rely on the exceptional, collaborative service they deliver through 10 offices worldwide.

Craig Schmitz at Goodwin

Craig Schmitz is a partner in the firm’s Technology Companies Group, where his practice focuses on representing emerging growth companies, particularly in the technology and life science sectors, venture capital firms and underwriters. He joined Goodwin in 2010. Mr. Schmitz specializes in representing technology companies in a wide range of transactions. He works closely with venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and underwriters in venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and initial public offerings. Mr. Schmitz represents private and public emerging growth companies, issuers and underwriters involved in public offerings and companies involved in merger and acquisition transactions, as well as venture capital and private equity firms in buyout and recapitalization transactions. Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Schmitz was a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Gunderson Dettmer. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and General Counsel at Ariba, Inc., a publicly traded enterprise software company. In this role, he was responsible for a number of functions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic investing, partnering and licensing, and corporate governance.

Cooley LLP

Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law. Cooley has 900 lawyers across 12 offices in the United States, China and Europe, 300 partners in a single-tier partnership, 2000 employees worldwide. Named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For Cooley’s 2014, revenue grew by 19% to $802 million. Recognized as a Top 5 Innovative Law Firm by Financial Times Preeminent tech, life sciences, venture capital and fund formation practices.

Carr McClellan

If your business is like most, every day brings tough decisions and complex situations that need to be resolved quickly and decisively. Carr McClellan’s team of top-level lawyers focuses on delivering the results you need to bring your business to the next level. Our boutique approach provides responsive, flexible service — we anticipate and solve issues before they even arise.

Singularity University

Singularity University is a benefit corporation that provides educational programs, innovative partnerships and a startup accelerator to help individuals, businesses, institutions, investors, NGOs and governments understand cutting-edge technologies, and how to utilize these technologies to positively impact billions of people.

Draper University

Draper University offers its innovative, immersive program via a 7-week Residential Program in Entrepreneurship. The program offers exciting talks by All-Star speakers, creative hands on activities to help you learn how to start a startup, and opportunities to build your entrepreneurial network.


Tradecraft is a full time, in-person immersive training program for people who want to work in startups. The program has been designed by industry leading experts to ensure that you graduate with both the depth and breadth of knowledge you’ll need to make meaningful contributions on your first day at a high-growth startup. Once you select your vertical focus you will work with a large group of world-class mentors and a small group of inspiring peers to learn new skills while doing real work for real companies.

Maker Square

MakerSquare is a three-month full-time career accelerator for software engineering. By teaching computer science fundamentals and modern web languages like JavaScript, we prepare students to join top flight engineering teams.

Mobile Makers Academy

This is not a classroom; it’s an extreme apprenticeship. You’ll write apps starting Day One and during the 8 weeks, you’ll work through intense projects, problems, and challenges with your teammates. When you get stuck, we’ll be your guide— teaching you how to fish. After 8 weeks, you’ll know how to find or make your own solutions to new challenges. Just like in the real world.

Make School

We founded Make School to empower students to build and ship products. Creating a product that improves the lives of others is a thrilling and fulfilling experience that opens the door to a successful career in tech. We’re building the college experience we wished existed, one where our students love coming to school every day and are passionate about their work. We’re creating an education relevant to today’s industry where students gradually transition into the professional world. We believe in learning by doing, at Make School studying takes a back seat to creating. We believe the app is the new resume, a portfolio of products is more powerful than any credential. We believe coding is the world’s first superpower, our students help make the world a better place.

Hackbright Academy

Hackbright Academy is the leading engineering school for women with a mission to increase female representation in tech through education, mentorship and community. Over the last 25 years, women have gone missing from the computer science workforce in significant numbers. While the representation of women in fields like medicine, law and physical sciences has improved, hundreds of thousands of women have fallen from the ranks of computer scientists. To close the gender gap in engineering and technology, we have reimagined and improved engineering education through a customized model that has proven to bring women back into the field. With the increasing influence of technology on everyday lives, it is our goal to include women as technology creators through three main avenues: education, mentorship and community.

Coding Dojo

Coding Dojo’s founder, Michael Choi, served as CTO and CEO of several successful startups including a real estate lead-gen company called Zurple. It was a high-growth startup and Michael was struggling to find qualified developers so he created a training program of his own. Not only did he believe this to be more pragmatic and efficient, but Michael also loved to teach. Today, Coding Dojo is the only school in the world to teach three full stacks of software development in 14 weeks: an ability only acquirable through years of refinement and only enabled by a staff of seasoned web developers through decades of programming experience. Our commitment to quality has produced a polished curriculum and well-rounded course structure, which we continue to improve with every new cohort. Given the rapid growth of technology, we believe that our school must act likewise: to be adaptive, versatile, and most of all highly relevant. Classlength: 12 weeks. Costs: $9,850

Coder Camps

Coder Camps are hands-on coding “boot camps” focused on teaching motivated students the programming skills needed to be successful in a developer role. Coder Camps offers numerous courses that are designed for your specific needs, whether you are new to programming or a seasoned professional. All of the courses equip students with real-world skills by simulating an agile work environment, taught by an experienced teaching staff that is passionate about helping you begin your career after the program ends. With facilities currently in Houston, Online, San Francisco, and Seattle, students can start their path towards becoming a developer locally or globally. Classlength: nine weeks. Costs: $9,900


The paid apprenticeship lasts 3 months. During the 3 months, you work alongside designers and developers at thoughtbot on real projects, and are assigned a Mentor who is your primary instructor. You also work on special projects designed to give you additional time and training in the areas you most need. Each month, you move to another mentor and different team. This rotation enhances the learning process by exposing you to new projects and new people, but also by allowing you to reapply what you’ve learned in a new context. In the final month, if things have gone well, you are promoted to a full designer or developer at thoughtbot. Or we’ll connect you with other great potential employers.

App Academy

Since App Academy started 3 years ago, over 700 graduates have been placed at top tech companies. Over twelve weeks, you’ll learn all the skills needed to begin a career as a web developer. Through hands-on projects, we train you to build web applications with Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and React/Flux. Prior programming experience isn’t required. However, you will need lots of tenacity and a passion for building cool stuff.

Hack Reactor

Hack Reactor’s mission is to empower people through data-driven educational programs. Our Goal: You’ll begin Hack Reactor with a feeling of excitement and anticipation. Twelve weeks later, you’ll follow the footsteps of our trailblazing alumni, taking the methodologies and best practices you perfected at our coding bootcamp to your next job. We’ve built world class software engineering curriculum and programming courses. However, Hack Reactor is, above all else, a world-class learning environment.

Becker & Lee LLP

The law firm of Becker and Lee LLP is based in San Francisco, California. The firm’s attorneys serve the Bay Area and Silicon Valley

Younossi Law

For over a decade, Younossi Law has been helping companies bring the best talent to the United States and achieve their goals in business immigration matters. Younossi Law has extensive experience with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 multinationals and specializes exclusively in corporate immigration related matter.

Tafapolsky & Smith LLP

Tafapolsky & Smith LLP specializes in the practice of business immigration law, representing employers who wish to hire and retain foreign nationals in skilled, professional, managerial and executive positions. Clients include immigrant scholar/entrepreneurs, and businesses from start-ups to large corporations.

Litwin & Associates, L.C.

Litwin & Smith, San Francisco California Bay Area immigration attorneys have one compelling mission: Assist Investors, Employers, and Immigrants in obtaining their immigration goals. They have dedicated our careers to developing and maintaining expertise in immigration law and know how to assist immigrants to obtain legal status as they contribute to our nation’s diverse economy. From offices in Silicon Valley, Santa Clara-San Francisco area, they have a national practice that focuses on assisting Investors, Businesses and Individuals with business immigration issues and family immigration matters.

Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP

Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP, has specialized in the practice of immigration and nationality law since the firm was founded by Marc Van Der Hout in 1980. Collectively, our San Francisco immigration lawyers have nearly 100 years of experience. With two locations in California, we have developed a national reputation for representing our clients in a broad variety of matters including family and employment sponsorship, removal proceedings, federal court litigation, asylum and naturalization. We are particularly known for taking on and winning difficult cases.

Lawler & Lawler

Whether you are looking for a green card investor visa, temporary work visa, extraordinary ability visa, outstanding researcher visa, or labor certification based green card, or have questions regarding obtaining U.S. citizenship or any other immigration matter, Martin Lawler will work with you to achieve your goals. He will listen to you about your needs, discuss all the options available, and recommend solutions for you and your family. Martin will explain the procedures, timeframe, and costs involved. Martin and his friendly staff can represent you wherever you are, and have many clients throughout the U.S. and worldwide.

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP (Fragomen) is the world’s largest firm practicing exclusively in the area of global immigration law for the corporate sector. Fragomen provides immigration services worldwide to multinational corporations, emerging companies, universities and many other organizations that employ foreign nationals on a temporary or permanent basis. Founded in 1951, Fragomen has over 2700 immigration professionals located in more than 40 offices in 20 countries. Internationally, the firm provides clients with advice on immigration policy, compliance and program management, and prepares applications for visas, work permits, and resident permits.

Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL)

Founded in 1980, BAL has grown from a small immigration boutique to a global corporate immigration law firm providing representation to employers and their personnel in all regions of the United States and the world. We provide comprehensive global immigration services from offices in Austin, Boston, Dallas, Houston, McLean, Va., San Francisco and Washington D.C.


We develop a rich understanding of cultures, preferences, and behaviors to get to the heart of what matters to people. Design is as much about emotion as it is utility and ease of use. Our visual designers do it all, from concept development to page layouts, design language systems to typography and brand identities. Our strategists work closely with clients to help optimize the performance of products and businesses. Program Management keeps progress moving forward — ensuring that work is brief, on time, and on budget.

Y Media Labs

At Y Media Labs, our mission is simple: To help our clients see what they cannot see themselves. We work alongside elite brands to uncover what we believe to be simple truths: their limitations are nothing but an illusion and they should dream bigger. And most importantly, that they’re underestimating how an amazing experience can revolutionize the way they interact with their customers.
We’re in the business of innovation. The products we create have real impacts on our clients’ outcomes. If you too are unafraid to dream bigger, then it’s time to change lanes and join us.


We are a full-service digital agency specializing in helping startups and high-growth companies build their digital brand. We create experiences that connect and craft solutions that stay ahead of rapidly changing market challenges. With our lean and nimble approach, we move at the speed of your business with zero waste and maximum impact.

PAN Communications

Founded in 1995, PAN Communications is a data-focused integrated marketing communications agency servicing technology, healthcare and consumer tech brands. With offices in Boston, San Francisco, Orlando and New York, PAN delivers insight-driven, measurable public relations programs for leading and emerging brands nationally and globally such as SAP, Carbonite, MediaMath, BlueCoat, Maestro Health and SamsungPay (LoopPay), to name a few. The firm provides today’s modern marketers with impactful communications, influencer relations, social media and digital services that continue to expand on their brand equity. For more information visit our website at, subscribe to our blog, follow us on Twitter (@PANcomm) or call 617.502.4300.


Nikalabs is a digital marketing agency that partners with you to maximize the digital landscape and effectively engage your audience. We love connecting with our clients on both a personal and professional level, which helps us develop real and long-term relationships. Our team is located in the most innovative part of the world known as Silicon Valley in San Jose, California. Our culture combines the latest technology used in the Valley with our in-house designer’s unique pixel-perfect touch.


Inform brings personalized content delivery and performance-based monetization to mobile and desktop advertisers and publishers. Our mission is to keep your audience INFORMED no matter what the subject is or what device they are using.

Firewood Marketing

We believe in the inherent value of both a traditional agency model and in-house expertise. Our goal is to leverage the strengths of each through a unique and deeply collaborative process. Firewood Marketing provides flexible, on-demand teams of professionals to work onsite as your internal marketing department, or help support your existing team accomplish your most challenging projects. Our people have deep, relevant expertise, and are ready to work with you to help solve your short- or long-term marketing needs. We provide full-service marketing agency support, with the same focus and dedication we bring to all our client partnerships.

Essen International

Scandinavian brand and design agency with offices in San Francisco and Stockholm. Experts in helping companies transform from a great product to a great brand. Reaching the broader market by expressing the uniqueness of the company through design.

D.Workz Interactive

Based in San Francisco and New York, D/Workz is a digital product design company driven by individuals who share a passion for creating great ideas and translating them into engaging, intelligent and innovative experiences.

Contagion Industries

Contagion Industries is a boutique digital and social media agency based in San Francisco, California. Our aim is to create supercharged content that taps into the values and passions brand’s share with its consumers, then amplifies it through a select network of influencers, storytellers, and social media experts that are best for your industry. Contagion Industries enables your brand message to truly resonate with your customer base to create lifelong connections. Our approach is simple: storytelling for emerging media.

Bateman Group

We’re an independent PR firm with offices in San Francisco and New York City. Our content-led, media-first approach to PR combines storytelling and innovative thinking backed by data. We help technology brands turn their innovation into stories that build a solid foundation for market leadership and growth. Clients include: AdRoll, Area 1 Security, Campaign Monitor, Google, LinkedIn, L’Oreal, Intuit, Ping Identity, Scale Venture Partners, Urban Airship, among many others.

The Stephenz Group

The Stephenz Group is a new breed of brand and digital agency. We are the leading agency in Silicon Valley. Our team of dedicated people apply passion to create targeted integrated marketing programs that contribute to our clients’ success.


3marketeers Advertising, Inc., an advertising company, provides research, strategic planning, marketing, media, direct response, lead generation and harvesting, and demand creation services. The company was founded in 1986.

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Liquid Agency

We develop brand experiences for forward thinking companies by working with our clients in a highly collaborative way that embraces experimentation, curiosity, and new ideas.


We’re a unique mix of creative minds and marketing technologists with the collective power to design smart campaigns that deliver results.

InkHouse Media + Marketing

What are Inkhous?. A best-selling author. The head of communications for a software company from startup through IPO. A widely quoted industry analyst. Award-winning journalists from the Associated Press, Adweek, New York Times Co. and CBS News. Recipients of more than five dozen PR industry awards. These are just a handful of the 75+ communicators who make up InkHouse – one of the fastest-growing independent PR firms in the nation. Clients include: GE, Skanska, Converse.

Ruder Finn

Ruder Finn help uncover and shape the stories that bring your vision to life. Ruder Finn apply critical insight to make sure your story resonates with your audience and achieves the desired response. Ruder Finn create stand-out content – from compelling narrative to electrifying design and video – to make sure your story is read, seen and heard. They continually build and evolve your story as you move from now to what’s next. Clients include: Cartier, Michael Kors, The Home Depot, Cisco, McDonalds.

Karbo Communications

Karbo Communications, Inc. is a leading digital technology PR and marketing agency located in the hub of innovation, the South of Market Area (SoMA) of San Francisco. A full service agency, offering an extensive array of innovative digital services, including branding, corporate and product PR, social media, creative services, content development, and more, Karbo has worked with ground-breaking companies and helped to disrupt markets with companies such as Apple, Digg, Nexenta, RTI, VigLink, ECAL, Oracle, Equinix, Chomp, and Peribit.


MWWPR is one of the world’s top five independent public relations agencies with a global network of nine offices across the US and Europe. A full-service firm that approaches communications without the boundaries of expected thinking, MWWPR’s expertise spans Consumer Brands, Technology, Corporate Communications and Reputation Management, Public Affairs, Crisis Communications, LGBT, Sports and Luxury Lifestyle, and Wellness & Nutrition. Clients include: Netflix, Virgin America, Nikon, Samsung.

Landis Communication Inc.

Clients range from emerging, pre-IPO companies to mature multinationals and span virtually all major industry sectors. They seek our counsel in a variety of situations where the stakes are the highest, whether it’s preparing for an IPO, paving the way for a merger, managing a crisis, rebuilding a reputation, or communicating a significant change in a business model or strategy.


Clients range from emerging, pre-IPO companies to mature multinationals and span virtually all major industry sectors. They seek our counsel in a variety of situations where the stakes are the highest, whether it’s preparing for an IPO, paving the way for a merger, managing a crisis, rebuilding a reputation, or communicating a significant change in a business model or strategy.


Founded in 1995 by Steve Cody and Ed Moed, Peppercomm began as a traditional PR agency and has evolved into fully integrated firm with a focus on financial and professional services, B2B industrial and consumer lifestyle. Core competencies include insights and strategy, integrated marketing, experiential, digital/social communications, creative services, licensing, PR, research and measurement and more.

Vantage PR

The CEO and senior VP’s are PR people who don’t go into the witness protection program after you sign a contract. They apply 25+ years of experience to every decision and interaction with a singular focus on your goals.

Racepoint Global

Racepoint Global is an intelligence-driven, full-service marketing firm that delivers results for the accountability economy. What does that really mean? It means we work, strategize, communicate and produce for our clients, while holding ourselves accountable for the results. It means we look at every problem from all angles and find not just a solution, but an integrated marketing solution tailored for your brand, audience and business goals. Read more about RPG’s capabilities and practice areas. Clients include: New Balance, Samsung, Arm, PeopleFluent.

Singer Associate Inc.

Singer Associates is a leading public relations, public affairs, corporate and crisis communications agency. We are consistently ranked among the top strategic communications agencies in the United States. Our mission is creating winning strategies and developing campaigns and actions that result in victories for our clients in real estate, environmental issues, regulatory affairs, litigation, labor disputes, transportation, politics, healthcare, hospitality, recycling, industry, major infrastructure developments and other critical issues. Clients include: Stanford, Coca Cola, TacoBell, GAP, Levi’s, Visa, Nike.

Bateman Group

We’re an independent PR firm with offices in San Francisco and New York. Our content-led approach to PR combines storytelling and innovative thinking, backed by data. We help technology brands turn their innovation into stories that build a solid foundation for market leadership and growth. Clients include: App annie, Addepar, AdRoll, Linkedin, Intuit.

HORN Group

Horn Group is a top, independent digital communications agency that combines PR, social, and interactive services to help companies build their brand and solve real business problems. The agency specializes in working with game changers: emerging growth technology companies that are gearing for an exit, as well as big brands in technology, publishing and broadcasting that are going through transformation. Horn Group plays in three markets: digital media/publishing, enterprise/cloud software, and consumer internet lifestyle/mobile. Clients include: Trinet, Saama, Optimine, Onespot.

Highwire PR

Enter Highwire Public Relations™— a modern high tech communications agency designed for disruptive companies. Our roots in journalism and Silicon Valley give us the drive, imagination and experience to create meaningful business results through smart communications programs. Client includes: Twilio, IBM, Prezi, Alibaba


We love nothing more than to tell a good story. And for the last 15 years, we’ve been building powerhouse brands by doing just that. We’ve crafted thousands of tailored campaigns for companies that are shaking up industries from retail to municipal power to project management software, and everything in between. Our clients are creating products, services and experiences that are changing the world and how we live in it, and they rely on us to tell their stories. It’s a job we don’t take lightly. Clients include: Facebook, Munchery, StubHub, Okta

The Hoffman Agency

Technology PR is in our DNA. Our first client was a CD-ROM publishing company called Meridian Data. Our first global client was Hyundai Electronics (now called Hynix). By virtue of executing literally hundreds of product launches and public relations campaigns for technology companies, we know the tech sector. Whether it involves an enterprise security system, a gadget, an app or the atomic structure of a chip, we’ve worked across the technology continuum. Clients include: Coursera, Evernote, Google.

W20 Group

We are a family of integrated marketing and communications agencies. Each agency has its own identity and focus, but W2O’s core teams of strategists, thinkers, and creatives globally lend expertise across agency lines. healthcare to consumer goods, entertainment, automotive, aviation and technology. We use data to find the right opportunity to drive meaningful connections. We employ thoughtful application of insights to your specific challenges so you can better reach your audiences. Find out what matters to them through journey mapping or online segment profiling. Discover how and where to reach them through landscape assessment, networks of influence, reputation mapping. Determine what drives value among them through trends, forecasting, and measurement. W2O’s Analytics are driven by humans, and we partner with you to ensure all of our insights are actionable and meaningful to your customers.


Sparkpr was co-founded by Donna (Sokolsky) Burke and Chris Hempel in 1999 at the height of the Internet explosion in Silicon Valley. Fresh off their corporate careers at Netscape where they helped launch the first browser that gave millions access to the Internet, Donna and Chris were well equipped to create a new-economy communications agency. Today, Sparkpr represents global technology companies as well as startups. We are proud to have helped a long list of companies achieve their business objectives through a wide range of communications programs and services, including Bing Travel, Electronic Arts, Visa, Verizon, The Economist, Trulia, Flickr,, Nielsen, Nokia, NVIDIA, Skype and Yahoo!. Technology, social media, digital strategy and consumer PR.


We are a leading global communications marketing firm with thousands of talented employees connecting, informing and creating inspiring work. We recalibrate brands to broaden awareness, reframe global positions and re-connect with core customers. Our business is to help you form relationships and effectively engage.


Allison+Partners is a fast-growing global communications firm. With 20 offices and more than 300 colleagues worldwide, we’re large enough to handle complex assignments, yet small enough to be nimble in our approach. From Toyota and Samsung to UL and Progressive Insurance, some of the greatest brands turn to us for our strategic approach to communications. With one P+L, our teams are focused on a common goal – our clients’ work. Consumer Marketing, Corporate, Global China Practice, Health + Wellness, Public Affairs, Social Impact and Technology.

3Q Digital

At 3Q we keep pace with the ever-changing media landscape. The breadth and expertise of our channel management offers clients the ability to discover and capture customers at every stage of the purchase funnel. Our pioneering approach is about focusing on your specific goals, then creating a strategy that covers every channel, from best-in-class SEM and paid social, to SEO and display. This means a higher return, fewer dollars, and more media impact across the board.

The Sage Group

We’ve grown from a 2-person company to one of the largest women-owned businesses in the Bay Area with our founder and CEO, Cara France, and our COO, Chris Yelton, at the helm. At The Sage Group it’s not just about what we do, but how we do it and who we are in the process.

Sequoia Consulting

Sequoia Consulting Group is an innovative brokerage firm providing strategic benefits, HR, and risk management services to today’s hyper-growth companies. We focus on the clients that are focusing on the future: the disruptors, the paradigm shifters, and the market leaders that are pushing their industries forward. We match their passion with our own commitment to help them run happier, healthier, and free from unnecessary risk.


RiseSmart, a Randstad company, is the leading provider of contemporary career transition services and serves organizations in more than 40 industries. Since 2007, RiseSmart’s contemporary approach to outplacement – which combines personalized services from trained professionals with proprietary cloud-based technology – has earned awards and recognition from more than a dozen organizations, including Bersin by Deloitte, Gartner Inc., the Brandon Hall Group and Best Workplaces for Women by Fortune magazine. As an operating company of Randstad, one of the leading HR services providers in the world that places more than 600,000 people in new roles every day, RiseSmart delivers meaningful results with landing rates exceeding 80 percent and time-to-placement averages 60 percent faster than national averages.


We founded RecruitLoop after years of frustration with traditional recruitment. Agencies are expensive. But DIY recruitment can be extremely time-consuming. For employers, they’re both painful options.
So what’s RecruitLoop? A platform for employers to automate and outsource the recruitment process, on-demand. We launched in Australia in late-2011, and setup office in San Francisco in 2013.


PeopleConnect’s rigorous recruiting process is designed to cull potential candidates down to only the most strategically minded and technologically savvy, which assures our clients of an employee who already has a great track record in his or her field. When it comes to recruiting, one size definitely does not fit all. We work with companies via four unique service models.

MitchelLake Gro

The MitchelLake Group is one of the world’s leading talent acquisition and advisory firms. We exist to help entrepreneurs scale, and businesses of scale innovate. Inspired by a boom and forged in a bust we were as certain in 2001 as we are now, that we are experiencing an unprecedented acceleration of technology-driven change. Nearly two decades on we have operations, partners and networks spanning four continents. From start-ups and fast growth ventures, to the digital transformation of entire industries, we deliver global executive search and talent solutions to the organisations that are re-imagining the way we live, work and play.

Move Guides

MOVE Guides helps HR teams move their employees around the world, to any place, for any reason and for any period of time. MOVE Guides partners with leading multinational companies to deliver a full global mobility program across 200 countries and territories with our Talent Mobility Cloud platform, concierge-level support for employees and a global supply chain of partners.

Betts Recruiting

Betts Recruiting is the leading global recruitment firm specializing in recruiting revenue-generating talent such as Sales, Marketing, and Customer Success for innovative companies in tech, consulting, biotech, logistics, media agencies, and more. Betts brings a customized approach to each search, ensuring hiring managers find the best person for each position they are looking to fill and job seekers find the best company for their background, skills, and interests. Betts Recruiting works with all individual candidates to understand their goals, career growth, and experience. This method ensures companies only see top quality candidates and are able to quickly move forward in their hiring process.

Intuit Payroll

Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals.

 Our flagship products – QuickBooks, TurboTax, Quicken and Mint – define our commitment to revolutionize the way people manage their personal finances, run small businesses and pay employees.


We launched the answer to that question on February 13, 2013. Zenefits: every business system integrated together and fully automated. No more worrying about payroll updates, health insurance administration, or compliance. Everything just works. Our success is a testament to our belief that executives and employees want to focus on their business, not paperwork.


Ascentis offers easy-to-use human capital management, HRIS, online payroll, talent management, recruiting and timekeeping solutions that support greater business efficiency and accuracy. One point of data entry means employee information is accurate, up-to-date and reportable. Electronic submission of information to insurance carriers eliminates errors and supports a paperless open enrollment process.


360Leaders draws on the power of our exclusive community to offer clients unrivalled access to the executives that are driving today’s global technology industry. Through these trusted relationships we have moved beyond the transactional model of headhunting; our approach enables us to deliver searches faster and provides our clients with a far greater depth of understanding that goes beyond the CV. We assess and help build the leadership teams behind some of the world’s most innovative technology companies; both the growth-stage disruptors as well as larger corporations with digital transformation and innovation programs. We don’t just support the technology industry; we are part of it.


BenefitMall is a national provider of employee benefits, payroll, HR and employer services. Headquartered in Dallas and founded in 1979, BenefitMall®, has an all together better way of doing business.  Working with a network of more than 20,000 Trusted Advisors, comprised of Brokers and CPAs, we deliver payroll, HR and employee benefits to more than 200,000 small and medium-sized businesses.


ThinkHR helps businesses of all sizes and industries save time, money and avoid costly risk and liability. From hiring and promoting employees to developing leaders and staying abreast of the latest employment laws, we’ve got you covered.


Gusto was started in 2011 by best friends Josh, Tomer and Eddie to help every business in the world put people first. In 2015, we expanded our payroll service to all 50 states and opened a new office in Denver. We changed our name from ZenPayroll to Gusto to celebrate our customers’ courage and passion. We also added health benefits and compliance in order to better serve our customers with one, integrated product.


The Algentis philosophy is based on a powerful, yet simple belief: Time Is Precious. Since our founding in 2006, every decision we make at Algentis revolves around this fundamental concept. The most valuable asset entrepreneurs have is their time.

Execustaff HR

Since 1993, Execustaff HR, Inc. has partnered with national and international companies to help them manage their HR, payroll, and benefits responsibilities, giving companies a distinct advantage in achieving their business profit objectives. Our goal is to combine experience and technology with award winning customer service, while providing cost-effective HR programs and large company benefits to successful companies. Execustaff HR provides cost effective benefits through aggregation of our large client base to achieve economies of scale. Complex HR, payroll, and benefit responsibilities are simplified.


TriNet provides HR solutions to small and midsize businesses so you can focus on what your company does best. Our bundled HR products, TriNet Cloud applications and strategic services simplify your HR. Tailored by industry, TriNet’s bundled HR products cover the core services of payroll, benefits, risk & compliance, an HR team and a cloud platform.


Paychex, Inc. is a recognized leader in the payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing industry, with a steadfast commitment to success and a record of achievement that continues a tradition of delivering excellence. Paychex provide services as Payroll & Taxes, Human resources, Employee Benefits, Accounting & Finance.


When building a business, you need to be able to focus your time, attention, and resources on your product and your team. But you also need to know that the things you have to do to run a business in the U.S. – like tax, accounting, payroll, and remaining in good standing, are being taken care of by experts whose focus is devoted to your financial well-being. Not only are they being taken care of, but they are being taken care of with thought and care in a way that can help your company be simply better. TaxStudio provides that thought and care in providing financial services to start-up companies. We have a particular expertise in helping companies from outside the U.S., which means that we can handle complex issues when they arise and you have the benefit of our insights to help you anticipate what might be coming down the road. And when things are simple, we keep them simple. Learn more about the company at, and feel free to get in touch.

Spott, Lucey & Wall, Inc.

Spott, Lucey & Wall, Inc. offers our clients an extensive technical skill and resource base. We maintain audit and accounting service capabilities for attestation requirements (audits, reviews, compilations, or other agreed upon services). Our clients include middle market companies and membership organizations.


RoseRyan is a leading accounting and finance consulting firm serving fast-moving companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Founded in 1993, our senior level pros guide companies through finance challenges at any stage and have particularly deep expertise with startups in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors. We tame the tricky transactions, optimize processes and conquer the complex for companies of all sizes, from the fledgling business to the mature, public enterprise. Depend on our award-winning team to navigate beyond the numbers so you can stay on track! Learn more at


PwC focuses on audit and assurance, tax and consulting services. We help resolve complex issues and identify opportunities.

Petrinovich Pugh and Company, LLP

Petrinovich Pugh and Company, LLP was founded in San Jose in 1951. It is a full-service accounting firm that has provided planning, consulting and compliance services to small and medium-sized, privately held companies, multi-generational family-owned businesses, partnerships, organizations, and high net worth individuals for 65 years. The Firm has consistently been named one of the Bay Area’s 125 Best Places to Work in the 25-50 employee category, as ranked annually by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times. The firm also has the distinction of being named one of the 100 Best Accounting Firms to Work For in the Nation, by Accounting Today magazine, for multiple years

Number Nerds Inc.

Number Nerds is a group of CPAs and finance analysts providing a full sets of accounting and corporate finance services to startups and growth companies.

Novogradac & Company

Ever since the firm opened its doors Oct. 17, 1989, Novogradac and Company has focused on providing a broad range of client-centered accounting and consulting services, with major emphases in the affordable housing, community development and renewable energy sectors. These continue to be our focus, even as we expand our range of expertise and offer new and enhanced services.

Moss Adams LLP

The San Francisco office is home to professionals who provide accounting, tax, and consulting services to domestic and foreign-owned private, public, and not-for-profit enterprises in a wide range of industries.

Marcum LLP

Marcum LLP’s San Francisco, CA Tax & Business Services division offers all forms of accounting and regulatory compliance services as well as specialization in a variety of areas including accounting services, bankruptcy & insolvency, business advisory, corporate taxation, EB-5 investor services, financial statements, high-net-worth individuals, Marcum family office, transaction advisory, transfer pricing services, tax controversy, tax-exempt business, tax return compliance, and trusts & estates.

Lefkowitz and Company LLP

We are a boutique Accounting firm licensed in California. We offer a broad range of services geared toward entrepreneurs and their related personal / business financial and tax issues, as well as executives and independent professionals.


KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Advisory and Tax services.

Keating Consulting Group

Keating Consulting Group is a Silicon Valley/San Francisco-based accounting firm and consultancy providing interim financial leadership and back office support to startups and early-stage companies.

Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton LLP has provided professional services to the Greater Bay Area for more than 35 years from offices in San Francisco and San Jose. With more than 130 full-time audit, tax, and advisory professionals, we serve more than 200 clients throughout the Bay Area. Our experienced professionals offer services in audit, review and compilation; compliance audits; federal, state and local tax services; international tax planning; advisory services; valuation; corporate restructuring; Sarbanes-Oxley issues; and forensic accounting and investigation services.

Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP

Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP is a unique, high-spirited team of professionals making creative and innovative contributions to our clients and our community. We offer an integrated array of specialized services not available from most CPA firms.

Foresight ASG

Foresight provides a full suite of back-office services such as accounting, payroll and compliance. We also feature a diverse set of consulting and advisory services that allow us to deliver higher-level results with an even greater influence to you. These services are setup to scale with you, such as providing accounting and payroll to startups, board reporting and modeling to early clients and enterprise data analytics, and systems integrations to later stage companies.


Meet some of the inspiring entrepreneurs we will celebrate at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® National Awards gala in Palm Springs on November 14.


Escalon exists to unburden entrepreneurs. We want to give you back your most important asset: time to focus on growth. Since 2006, we’ve leveraged our team’s extensive hands-on experience to help CEOs handle their business’ operational and tactical needs at all stages. Our proactive approach means we’re more than a service provider: we’ve become a trusted ally. We deliver customized and comprehensive solutions for handling non-core yet essentials functions, like finance & accounting, HR, payroll and benefits. Based in the Silicon Valley, Escalon serves startups and growing companies from over 16 different countries.

Early Growth Financial Services

Our team of finance and tax professionals understand founders and their businesses, reducing the financial burdens and administrative headaches that come with running an early-stage company.

DeWinter Group

DeWinter Consulting was formed to be the leader in providing high-level accounting and finance consulting services to Bay Area companies. To accomplish this, we have established a solid foundation of integrity and trust, following time-tested processes to provide only the highest caliber professionals to our clients. In today’s ever changing business and compliance climate, companies that thrive are those that are able to change and adapt quickly. To succeed, companies must be able to obtain the right talent at the right time for special projects and critical positions throughout the finance organization. Aligning themselves with a consulting firm that knows the market place and understands their needs is critical.


In the United States, Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries have 70,000 professionals with a single focus: Serving its clients and helping them solve their toughest problems.

Burr Pilger Mayer Inc.

Burr Pilger Mayer (BPM) provides meaningful, comprehensive financial and business counsel. We are experts in accounting, tax, and finance, and our people are distinguished by their knowledge, discipline, and unremitting commitment to the success of clients.


BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through more than 60 offices and over 500 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 1,408 offices in 154 countries.


AuditFile is built by CPAs, for CPAs. We know what the job entails, and we know what the arrival of the first truly useful, beautiful audit solution will mean for our users.

Astute Tax and Accounting Services

We are a boutique firm providing accounting, tax, payroll and business consulting services. Our accountants / consultants are seasoned experts in the fields of accounting, tax , auditing and business consulting services. What separates us from the rest is our commitment to staying current with the ever-changing accounting and tax regulations and understanding our clients needs.

Armanino McKenna LLP

Armanino LLP is the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California. We are a nationwide leader in serving privately-held companies, as well as, non-profit organizations and public entities. We provide three main areas of service – assurance/audit, tax and consulting.

Volvo Group Venture Capital AB

Volvo Group Venture Capital AB was founded in 1997 and is Volvo Group’s corporate investment company. Our role is to support new business growth by making equity investments in companies at the forefront of service orientation and product differentiation in the transport and infrastructure industries. Our focus is on areas in which technology-based innovation results in solutions that improves the profitability of our customers and enable new business opportunities for the Volvo Group.

UMC Capital

UMC Capital manages evergreen structure funds with US$ 800MM of committed capital. We are 100% owned by UMC, a leading global semiconductor foundry and dual-listing on NYSE (UMC:US) and TSE (2303:TT). There are 33 professional staffs in 4 offices globally and we focus on investment activities in US, China and Taiwan.

Telstra Ventures

Telstra Ventures invests in breakthrough companies that are strategically important to Telstra. Its investment strategy is focused on high growth opportunities that offer technology and solutions which leverage Telstra’s assets and enable Telstra to offer new products and services to its customers. Based in Australia and Silicon Valley, Telstra Ventures works closely with quality entrepreneurs to build significant companies. Telstra Ventures is a corporate venture capital group founded in 2011 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Telstra Corporation.

SR One

SR One is the corporate venture capital arm of GlaxoSmithKline. The firm invests globally in emerging life science companies that are pursuing innovative science which will significantly impact medical care. SR One take an active role in the portfolio companies and work with management teams and our fellow venture investors to create significant value. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, SR One has invested $1B in more than 170 companies, and its current portfolio includes 40 private and public companies.

Singtel Innov8

Singtel Innov8 is a corporate venture capital fund with its own set of decision-making, approval and funding processes. It has a fund size of US$250 million, with presence in Singapore, Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv and other markets. Innov8 focuses its investments on technologies and solutions that lead to quantum changes in network capabilities, next generation devices, digital content services and enablers to enhance customer experience.

Samsung Ventures

Our major investment areas include semiconductor, telecommunication, software, Internet, bio engineering and medical industry, film/video industry while potential investment subjects range from start-ups to established companies that are about to be listed in the stock market.

Salesforce Ventures

Salesforce Ventures — the only strategic venture fund focused 100% on creating the world’s largest ecosystem of enterprise cloud companies — has invested in more than 150 companies since 2009.

Robert Bosch Venture Capital

RBVC invests in seed, early-, and late-stage Venture Capital rounds and participates in the follow-on investments in privately held companies. Depending on the stage of the company the initial amount of investment ranges from below EUR 500k for a seed funding to more than EUR 5m in an early- to late-stage funding round.

Recruit Strategic Partners

Recruit Strategic Partners is a 100% subsidiary of Recruit Holdings from Japan. We focus on investing in innovative startups from all around the world. Our mission is to support our portfolio companies to expand their business in Japanese market and we offer our accumulated industry expertise and knowledge to achieve this. We are also in charge of the management and operation of this fund funded by Recruit Holdings.

Presidio Ventures

Founded in 1998, Presidio Ventures is the wholly owned early stage investment vehicle of Sumitomo Corporation. We work to identify the most promising growth industries and partner with the respective leading startups. Since its inception, Presidio Ventures has invested in over 100 U.S. startups for a total investment amount of $200 million. As a strategic investor, we work with our companies to expand their business in the Japan and Asia markets.

Novo Ventures

Novo Ventures is one of the most active life science venture capital investors in the world. So far, we have invested USD 800 million in more than 80 companies and successfully exited over 30 companies through trade sales and IPOs. We proudly share our positive track record with the talented scientists and inspired entrepreneurs who convert our capital and commercial support into revolutionising products and technologies. Together, we’re improving the lives of thousands of people around the world.

Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Partners in Health Care Innovation, Kaiser Permanente Ventures are dedicated to partnering with entrepreneurs to advance clinical quality, service and affordability.

Intel Capital

Whether you’re seed stage or ready for growth, Intel Capital can help take it to the next level. Since 1991, we have invested more than US$11.64 billion in over 1,440 companies in 57 countries. In that timeframe, 212 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and more than 381 were acquired or participated in a merger.

HP Tech Ventures

HP Tech Ventures offers the combined experience of more than 75 years of innovation and technology backed by more than 18,000 global patents to entrepreneurs around the globe. The company adds value to strategic investment partners by leveraging its world-class technology network, its channel and distribution partners, as well as manufacturing and supply chain relationships to help startups gain a foothold and scale quickly.

Google Ventures

GV provides venture capital funding to bold new companies. In the fields of life science, healthcare, artificial intelligence, robotics, transportation, cyber security and agriculture, GV’s companies aim to improve lives and change industries. GV’s team of world-class engineers, designers, physicians, scientists, marketers, and investors work together to provide these startups exceptional support on the road to success.

GE Ventures

We partner with startups to accelerate growth and commercialize innovative ideas in software & analytics, healthcare, energy and advanced manufacturing that will help drive better outcomes for our customers and society. We combine capital, technical and commercial expertise, infrastructure, and access to GE’s global network of business units, partners and customers, world-class training, and resources to help companies grow and scale.

Comcast Ventures

You’re building something big. A technology with the potential to change the way people live, work and interact. At Comcast Ventures, our goal is to turn startups into profitable businesses. We have deep resources, a passion for building businesses and a track record of spotting and scaling innovations since 1999.

Citi Ventures

Citi Ventures is the innovation engine of Citi, committed to conceiving, launching and scaling new initiatives with the potential to transform the future of financial services. We invest in startups, pilot new technologies, and test new solutions and business models through our Citi Innovation Labs and Citi businesses. We seek to deliver next-generation experiences for Citi’s customers by systematically exploring leading-edge topics from blockchain technology and new lending platforms to marketplaces and UX design.

Cisco Investments

Cisco Investments, the corporate venture capital arm of Cisco Systems, is a group of more than 40 investment professionals, located across the globe, whose sole purpose is to find the best teams to build the next generation of companies with disruptive technology and business models. Investments are a key part of our innovation strategy and they can vary in size and stage.

Bloomberg Beta

Bloomberg Beta is a $75 million venture fund backed by Bloomberg L.P. While we focus on areas broadly of interest to Bloomberg, we choose our investments independently, without preference for companies who have or want a relationship with Bloomberg. We invest for financial return. We do see Bloomberg as a template for startups—founded on a powerful idea, bringing transparency to markets, achieving global scale, with a strong and open culture that embraces technology, led by its founders for decades.

BBVA Ventures

BBVA Ventures provides funding and expertise to promising technology companies disrupting financial services. We work with the entrepreneurs and co-investors in the US and EU, becoming a long-term partner in their success.

American Express Ventures

As the strategic investment group within American Express, we seek to invest in innovative startups in order to enhance our company’s core capabilities and accelerate our efforts in digital commerce and financial inclusion. Across the globe, we strive to foster meaningful relationships with startups in our portfolio and beyond.

ABB Technology Ventures (ATV)

ABB Technology Ventures (ATV) is the strategic venture capital investment arm of ABB. ATV has invested over $150 million into high potential industrial technology and energy companies aligned with ABB’s mission of improving the efficiency, productivity and quality of our customers’ operations while minimizing environmental impact. In turn, ATV portfolio companies dramatically accelerate their paths to commercialization through their access to ABB’s deep R&D resources, global sales channels and wide-ranging partnerships.


When we started WeWork in 2010, we wanted to build more than beautiful, shared office spaces. We wanted to build a community. A place you join as an individual, ‘me’, but where you become part of a greater ‘we’. A place where we’re redefining success measured by personal fulfillment, not just the bottom line. Community is our catalyst.

The Vault

The Vault is a collaborative workspace and innovation hub founded on the principle that people work better together. We offer state-of-the-art workspaces, resources, talent, knowledge and networks to help startups grow better and faster.


StartupHouse is a co-working space for early stage entrepreneurs who want to surround themselves in an atmosphere that will help them transform their ideas into successful projects.

Sandbox Suites

Sandbox is a shared workspace created specifically for freelancers, small business owners, telecommuters and other independent professionals. Sandbox understand that while working for yourself can be liberating and satisfying, without the right facility, it can also be unproductive and lonely. Sandbox know from experience that it’s hard to keep a professional profile while working from your couch. The couch is no place to build an empire.

Runway Incubator

Runway is a co-working space and innovation hub bringing together entrepreneurs, startups, VCs, mentors, Fortune 500 companies, and industry experts. We also host accelerator programs for high-growth startups, provide corporate innovation services to global companies, and host amazing events.


Our campus is a tech startup’s paradise. We don’t just provide office space. We’ve designed the perfect ecosystem that fosters networking, community, and innovation specifically designed to help tech startups to thrive.

Robot X Space

RobotX Space is the leading global AI community. We help entrepreneurs bring concepts to market and provide them with resources to succeed. Based on GWC’s global connections and strong relationship with China, RobotX Space is a powerful cross-border platform connecting China and US.


PARISOMA is a co-working space that hosts 120+ entrepreneurs and freelancers. We support their growth through classes, events and partnerships. Founded and managed by the innovation agency FABERNOVEL, our vast community of alumni, mentors and partner organizations makes us the destination for the tech, design and entrepreneurship scene in the San Francisco Bay Area.

One Piece Work

We are your salesperson, your secretary, your beta tester, your recruiter, your advisor. However, this is not the most important role we want to play. We want to be the storyteller of your incredible success. John Donne said, “No man is an island.” Meaning you don’t have to go at it alone, because starting a business is difficult enough. You should know we practice what we preach. Connecting our startups to capital, leveraging our impressive network for exclusive media coverage, providing expert feedback on product design.

NextSpace San Francisco

We exist to help our members make a life and a living on their own terms. Coffee shops are crowded, living rooms are lonely, and business centers have no soul. We provide the office infrastructure and the community connectivity so you can do your best work possible. It’s that simple.

Impact Hub

Impact Hub San Francisco is a co-working & events space for a membership community of entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, and professionals taking action to drive positive social and environmental change.

Hatch Today

At our space you will find a world class on-site staff, on-trend furnishings, top of the line technology, and a community that includes some of the most dynamic companies in the country. With over 50 companies currently in-house, we have curated four floors of co-working and networking for the modern-day company. We intend to continue reinterpreting the work space. Creating places where people can work hard, build a community and feel at home. Unlike any other Co-working spaces in San Francisco, Hatch Today offers unlimited, complimentary use of all 9 Conference rooms! Hatch Today is also the only co-working space in San Francisco to offer full video conferencing capabilities in every single conference room!


We believe in bringing great people together. Our collaborative space provides easy access to: industry partners, mentors, and events. Come work next to startups and entrepreneurs from Y-Combinator, TechStars, and StartX.


Located in SoMa, Galvanize San Francisco takes collaboration to a whole new level, with five floors of creators, innovators, and passionate learners. And don’t forget the rooftop, with gorgeous views of downtown and the San Francisco Bay. From events to workshops to the thriving startup ecosystem, our SoMa campus provides the opportunity to learn, connect and build your startup. This campus is full of energy, intelligence, and motivation – we welcome you to walk through these doors, join our community and be inspired to level up.


Freespace began in June 2013, inspired by the National Day of Civic Hacking when a building was gifted to the community for just $1. The radically low barrier to entry and open door policy lead to a hugely diverse range of people from different cultural, economic, and professional backgrounds connecting and creating projects together such as a free bike share, maker classes for people in homeless shelters, and a community garden.

Founders Den

Founders Den’s unique approach combines a selectively curated startup community with a focus on experienced entrepreneurs and graduates of accelerator programs. Space at Founders Den is offered on an invite-only basis to startups referred through the networks of the Founders Den community. Founders Den also provides a home base for experienced entrepreneurs who are between projects.


We believe that opting out of a corporate workplace shouldn’t mean a life of dining table isolation or anonymous co-working. Instead, we believe that people can know, value, and support each other, whether they’re working on the same thing or not.


Here at Covo, food, drink, and real connection come together to enhance your productivity, well-being, and sense of balance. We are a community of thinkers, doers, and collaborators committed to making change in the world while living life to the fullest.


Connections is a modern, full-service flex work space for mobile professionals, start-ups, small businesses and independent consultants. Offerings include permanent and shared desks, private offices, meeting and event spaces, all including fantastic amenities, free coffee and free snacks.


Located the heart of San Francisco’s flagship shopping center. Bespoke is a trifecta of Coworking, Event and Demo spaces where tech-retail marketplaces converge. Day passes are available M-F 9am-6pm for $35 a day or join our curated Retail-Tech community by submitting a membership application online.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.

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Standard Chartered Bank

We’re a leading international banking group committed to building a sustainable business over the long-term. We provide a wide-range of products and services for personal and business customers across 71 countries.

Silicon Valley Bank

For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators.

First Republic Bank

Founded in 1985, First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a solid commitment to responsiveness and action. Services are offered through preferred banking or wealth management offices primarily in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland, Palm Beach, Boston, Greenwich, and New York City. First Republic offers a complete line of banking products for individuals and businesses, including deposit services, as well as residential, commercial and personal loans.

East West Bank

East West Bank has achieved success as a bank focused on the United States and Greater China markets. Our understanding of cultural and business practices on both sides of the Pacific is enabling a new generation of customers to seamlessly scale their business and investment opportunities between East and West.


Comerica is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. In addition to Texas, Comerica Bank locations can be found in Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan, with select businesses operating in several other states, as well as in Canada and Mexico. Comerica reported total assets of $72.0 billion at Sept. 30, 2017.

City National Bank

City National’s mission is to provide the ultimate banking experience for successful entrepreneurs and professionals through an uncommon dedication to extraordinary service, proactive advice and total financial solutions.


Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.


Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serve nearly half of America’s households with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, small business lending, mortgages, credit cards, auto financing and investment advice. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank; With more than 5,300 branches, 15,500 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone.


BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At June 30, 2016, BlackRock’s AUM was $4.890 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. As of June 30, 2016, the firm had approximately 12,700 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa.


Bridge Bank was founded in the highly competitive climate of Silicon Valley in 2001, and continues to provide a full suite of professional business banking services. From the very beginning, our goal has been to offer small-market and middle-market businesses from across many industries a better way to bank. We provide a surprisingly broad range of financial solutions, enabling us to meet our clients’ varied needs across all stages — from inception to IPO and beyond. It’s how we go about doing so that differentiates us from our competition.

Bank of The West

Founded in 1874, Bank of the West is a regional financial services company which provides a wide range of personal, commercial, small & medium enterprise, wealth management, national finance and international banking services for individuals and businesses through more than 600 offices in 22 states and digital channels. Headquartered and chartered in San Francisco, California, Bank of the West’s innovative culture has drawn on the entrepreneurial spirit of the West. With more than 10,000 team members across the United States, Bank of the West is dedicated to helping its customers achieve their goals through expertise, world-class products and personalized services. As one of the leading regional financial services company in the nation, Bank of the West is focused on relationships, providing exceptional customer service and being a good corporate neighbor.

Bank of America

We have a strong commitment to the communities and regions in which we live and work. Through our lending, investing, advising, transacting and employment, we provide valuable resources to our customers and clients around the world.

U.S. Angel Investors

US Angel Investors is an investment group of accredited private equity (“angel”) investors across two chapters in Palo Alto, CA and Reno, NV, who provide counsel and capital to startup companies in a wide variety of industries. This group includes mostly former and current executives and entrepreneurs. US Angel Investors members look for high quality investment opportunities in technology, internet, new media, healthcare and medical devices, and packaged consumer goods.

SV Angel

SV Angel is a San Francisco-based angel firm.We help startups with business development, financing, M&A and other strategic advice.

Sand Hill Angels

Founded in 2000, Sand Hill Angels is an active angel investment group comprised of world-class accredited investors and Senior Business Executives based in Silicon Valley. They are passionate about entrepreneurialism and the commercialization of disruptive technologies, with early stage investments in promising start-ups. Sand Hill Angels participates in early/seed to Series A, B, C investments, as well as later stage bridge rounds. They do not focus on specific verticals or industries, but invest in companies who have big, disruptive ideas.

Life Science Angels

Life Science Angels, Inc. was founded in 2004 by senior life science executives and experienced angel investors as a vehicle to bring angel capital to worthy early stage biotech and medical device companies. Formally launched in January 2005 with backing from 15 industry sponsors, LSA follows a rigorous due diligence process before presenting investment opportunities to its membership. LSA also works with select angel groups, venture capitalists and outside investors to syndicate opportunities requiring larger investments. Life Science Angels is a not-for-profit corporation that takes no carry or management fees on any investment. They do not charge companies any fees to apply or present and prohibit members from seeking any form of compensation related to LSA consideration.

Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors.

HealthTech Capital

HealthTech Capital is a group of private investors dedicated to funding and mentoring new “HealthTech” start ups at the intersection of healthcare with the computer and mobility worlds. HealthTechCapital is creating a new ecosystem with leading edge clinical providers, venture firms and other strategic industry players.

Golden Seeds

It is well documented: Women are starting businesses at record levels, with the ideas, skills and talents to build great companies. But like all early-stage entrepreneurs, they need capital to fuel their growth. Golden Seeds, one of the nation’s largest and most active investment groups, focuses squarely on this high-potential segment. Since 2005, Golden Seeds’ members – today over 275 strong – along with its venture funds, have invested over $70 million in more than 65 exciting women-led enterprises.

Broadway Angels

Broadway Angels is an angel investment group made up of world-class investors and business executives who all happen to be women.

Bay Angels

Since the dawn of the new golden age of entrepreneurism, BayAngels has been a force for innovative change. We were helping launch disruptive businesses before many of the great names in startups had yet to be conceived. Beginning in 1998, the BayAngels have backed a long list of ventures, including Open Table, PhotoBucket, Zoom Systems, Z-Force, On Site Dental, and many others. Our style of angel investing has been emulated across the globe. Founded by long-time investor Roger King, the BayAngels is now entering an accelerated phase of growth and expansion with the addition of Karim Nurani as our Executive Director.

Band of Angels

The Band of Angels is Silicon Valley’s oldest seed funding organization. We are a formal group of 150 former and current high tech executives who are interested in investing their time and money into new, cutting edge, startup companies. We’ve seeded over 277 companies in our history with 55 profitable M&A exits and 10 Nasdaq IPOs. Band members have founded companies such as Symantec, Logitech, and National Semiconductor and been senior executives at the likes of Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard, and Intuit.

Astia Angels

Astia Angels is an international network of female and male angel investors that invests in women-led, high-growth ventures that apply to Astia. The angel investor network is actively engaged in the Astia community and screening process and founded by experienced angel investors. All members are highly involved throughout the investment process and make independent investment decisions.

Angel’s Forum

The Angels’ Forum (TAF) is an experienced and engaged group of investors focused on making money from investments in Silicon Valley. Since forming in 1997, TAF has become one of the most respected angel groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. All members have made their own wealth from previous entrepreneurial ventures and/or corporate experience.


AngelList is a community of startups and investors who make fund-raising efficient. Started by the dudes who do Venture Hacks. Meet the startups and investors. As of March 22 2011, approximately 275 startups and 417 investors have raised money and invested via AngelList.


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500 Startups

Take your startup to the next level with 500 Startups 4-month accelerator programs in Mountain View and San Francisco. 500 Startups believe startups learn more when they work side by side. Many founders say that working with peers is the best part of 500. They invest $125k in exchange for 5%, and charge a $25k fee for participation in the Accelerator Program.

Thrive AgTech

THRIVE AgTech’s mission is to connect the expertise of tech companies to on-the-ground knowledge of agricultural companies, the financial backing of investors, and the entrepreneurs solving problems in the AgTech space. THRIVE unites these communities in order to drive the development and adoption of sustainable technology enhancements necessary for securing the global food demands of the future.

The Hive

The Hive is a studio that incubates, funds and launches businesses that use large volumes of data for intelligent decision making.

SU Labs

Singularity University built the first accelerator program specifically for startups tackling humanity’s grand challenges leveraging exponential technology. By bringing together the best that Singularity University has to offer, combined with unparalleled access to global Fortune 500 companies and Impact Partners, they deliver a 10 week program which prepares you, your team, your product/service and your company for scale and impact.

Plug and Play Tech Center

Every year, Plug and Play review 4,000 startups, invest in over 100, and run industry-specific accelerator programs. They provide investments alongside 180 leading Silicon Valley VC partners, and help 300 corporate partners to license, pilot, and co-invest.


Matter are looking for early-stage media ventures that are changing media for good. Ventures that have the potential to make society more informed, connected, and empowered. Matter believe the future of media that matters is being created right now by entrepreneurs like you and it will be created through lots and lots of experiments.

Highway 1

Highway1, a division of PCH, is the premier hardware startup accelerator, located in San Francisco. We look for great hardware startups, with an exciting business idea and a compelling prototype. Highway 1 help you design products that deliver real value to customers, that are delightful to use and that can be manufactured at scale.


You bring your ideas, a strong team, a prototype and passion. Successful applicants are doing something hard for a well-defined market. HAX add seed funding, mentorship, a shared office and lab space, specialized staff to help with design, sourcing, DFM, and more.

Founders Space

Founders Space is dedicated to helping exceptional entrepreneurs grow their startups, get funded and go global. According to Forbes Magazine, Founders Space is the #1 Accelerator for startups coming from all over the world to Silicon Valley. With over 50 strategic partners, 300 mentors, and an international investor network, Founders Space is the world’s leading global startup community.

Founders Institute

The Founder Institute is the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 50 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,650 companies in 6.5 years. The company’s mission is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and build sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide. Find videos with Adeo Ressi’s sharing his advice to entrepreneurs in our Startupedia.

Boost VC

Boost VC is the “Before-the-Chasm” startup accelerator. Since 2012 they have been dedicated to finding and funding passionate entrepreneurs who are using emerging technologies to build great ideas. Boost VC believe the two most world-changing sectors are Bitcoin and Digital Reality (VR/AR), and we are committed to empowering great companies to build the future of these


Blackbox Accelerate is an exclusive program offered to select Blackbox Connect graduates and founders referred by our trusted network of partners. If they believe they can help you, they commit to accelerate your growth for one year. With the value that they provide they’ll earn a small equity in your company and align both interests long term.

The Refiners

The Refiners is a cross border accelerator, in San Francisco, to help foreign entrepreneurs & startups to go global.


AngelPad is a seed-stage accelerator program based in NYC and San Francisco. In the past 5 years we have launched more than 115 companies in 9 cohorts. Every 6 months we select about 12 teams from a huge pool of applicants (usually around 2000).

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