Apply - Village - Early Stage Venture Capital Backed by Some of the World's Best Entrepreneurs

Network Catalyst

Join the accelerator backed by Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg & more

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Application Deadline 12/7/18

90 Day Experience

Meet Reid Hoffman,
Ev Williams & More

In this program, you’ll meet Reid Hoffman, Ev Williams, and other epic founders for feedback and strategy sessions. In 2018, founders met Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, Reid Hoffman, Bob Iger, Sara Blakely, Abby Johnson, Ben Silbermann, John Donahoe and more members of the Village Global network.

Warm Introductions

Get warm introductions to investors, advisors, customers, and hires. Join masterclasses with Eric Ries and other outstanding experts to accelerate your growth.

Connections
Personalized not Programmatic

Personalized not Programmatic

Each company will be paired with a dedicated Network Leader for weekly 1:1 office hours and a personalized plan for fundraising and growth. Our Network Leaders come from top companies including YouTube, Dropbox, Flexport, ZenDesk and more.

Virtual & Flexible
90-Day Experience

Participate 100% virtually, or attend in-person in San Francisco for all or part of this 90-day program that runs from January 14 - April 7, 2019.

90 Day Experience
Refer a Company

Refer Remarkable Founders: Join Their Meetings with Luminaries

Want to join the Village Global Network? Give your favorite formation stage founder a golden ticket and refer them to Network Catalyst. If you refer a company we accept, you can join the entrepreneur’s meetings with Reid Hoffman and Ev Williams this year. Refer a startup.

Investment

$150,000 is invested in your company
via a SAFE that converts to 7% equity ownership.

Submit Your Startup

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Application Deadline 12/7/18

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From Our Luminaries

Reid Hoffman

Founder, LinkedIn

“I think Village’s innovative structure as a seed fund will lead to many interesting teams securing their first round of funding, and will improve the quality and quantity of companies that connect with major venture firms for their Series A & beyond.”

Sara Blakely

Founder, Spanx

“I love being an entrepreneur and I love supporting fellow entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is the backbone of our country, and especially as a woman, I’m grateful for the opportunities. I’m excited to be a part of Village.”

Mike Bloomberg

Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

“Most entrepreneurs are - to one extent or another - flying blind. That can be exciting but also lead to avoidable crashes. Village aims to help a new generation of entrepreneurs overcome challenges no degree or training can prepare them for.”

Ken Chenault

Former CEO, American Express

“I believe leadership is a privilege and I work every day to become a better leader. I love sharing the lessons I've learned in my own journey, and look forward to doing so with entrepreneurs and technologists in the Village network.”

Reid Hoffman

Founder, LinkedIn

“I think Village’s innovative structure as a seed fund will lead to many interesting teams securing their first round of funding, and will improve the quality and quantity of companies that connect with major venture firms for their Series A & beyond.”

Sara Blakeley

Founder, Spanx

“I love being an entrepreneur and I love supporting fellow entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is the backbone of our country, and especially as a woman, I’m grateful for the opportunities. I’m excited to be a part of Village.”

Mike Bloomberg

Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

“Most entrepreneurs are - to one extent or another - flying blind. That can be exciting but also lead to avoidable crashes. Village aims to help a new generation of entrepreneurs overcome challenges no degree or training can prepare them for.”

Ken Chenault

Former CEO & Chairman, American Express

“I believe leadership is a privilege and I work every day to become a better leader. I love sharing the lessons I've learned in my own journey, and look forward to doing so with entrepreneurs and technologists in the Village network.”

From Our Founders

Jo Varshney

PhD, Founder, VeriSIM Life

“Village Global helped me hire my co-founder, close sales leads, and introduced me to everyone in my $1m round, full-stop, including two key advisors, one very high up at Genentech”

Kiran Bellubbi

Founder, Keyo

“I really think of Village Global as a Cofounder of Keyo. We’ve ideated, strategized and built this business from the ground up together in under 3 months. Couldn’t have done it without this network. The pace of play is astonishing.”

Jo Varshney

PhD, Founder, VeriSIM Life

“Village Global helped me hire my co-founder, close sales leads, and introduced me to everyone in my $1m round, full-stop, including two key advisors, one very high up at Genentech”

Kiran Bellubbi

Founder, Keyo

“I really think of Village Global as a Cofounder of Keyo. We’ve ideated, strategized and built this business from the ground up together in under 3 months. Couldn’t have done it without this network. The pace of play is astonishing.”