The Unbank.Ventures program is an 9 week intensive program designed to prepare FinTech startups to join top rated accelerator programs and raise seed stage capital. Graduates of this program have gone onto Y Combinator, QCFinTech & Seed.
The program focuses on 3 pillars:
3 Metrics that Matter
At Unbank.Ventures we work with our companies to develop 3 key metrics that will drive the company to the next milestone. Each week the companies will present their traction to the cohort, receive feedback and request help.
While Unbank.Ventures is in session the cohort meets weekly at Standard Charter Studios in San Francisco. Remote companies join the session via YouTube Live. Each week the cohort receives education on a topic from a subject matter expert and gets feedback on their assets. An overview of the curriculum is located in the ‘Schedule’ section.
Unlike other programs we will not distract you with a parade of mentors. You and your team will receive weekly 1:1 advisory from an Unbank.Ventures advisor. You will work with 1-3 mentors over the course of the program. Mentors will be assigned on special case circumstances as needs arise that cannot be addressed by your advisor.
The program will conclude with a demo day. Demo day will consist of 50-100 early stage investors, FinTech accelerator representatives and program partners. Companies that fail to complete the Unbank.Ventures course work may be asked not to present at demo day. Check out our spring demo day here.
Investment & Ongoing Advisory
Unbank.Ventures currently does not make direct investments into companies. It is working on creating a dedicated accelerator fund to make investments in 2018. Companies that excel in Cohort #3 may be asked to syndicate their round on AngelList through the Unbank.Ventures syndicate or partner syndicate. Ongoing advisory can be negotiated for advisory equity.
The goal of the program is to minimize distractions and help founders focus on key activities to take their companies to the next milestone.