An 8-week accelerator for founders building for the new normal
Each startup we accept will receive $50,000 in immediate funding, in return for 1% advisor equity. We use a SAFE with MFN), no cap, and no discount.
Why are we doing this?
In March 2020, we ran a cohort called Fight the Virus. It was our initiative to support founders fighting the global pandemic. Now, we are thinking hard about our challenges beyond 2020.
Who are we looking for?
We expect an accelerated shift in how we work, play, and live. We’re turning our focus towards challenges that will outlast 2020.
How we work: Many companies, like Microsoft and Facebook, have committed to shifting more of their workforce to be remote, indefinitely. We are looking for smart founders who are thinking about the first and second order impact of this.
How we learn: With millions of students now attending class from home, families are getting a crash course in its advantages and shortcomings. What tools could smooth this transition to remote learning? More importantly, what products and services could exist that make the future of education better than just a return to normal?
How we live: How will we socialize, shop, hold events, exercise, build relationships, travel, and entertain ourselves moving forward?
Who is organizing this?
XX. We're a team which grew out of Wefunder in 2018. We set out to invest in 20,000 early-stage startups in the next decade. While we still have a tiny ways to go, we have backed 30+ companies in our first 2 years – helping them launch, fundraise, and join other programs like Y Combinator.
We’re a team of startup veterans, including fellow founders, angels, and YC alum.