Why Quake
Quake Capital is a seed stage venture capital fund and growth accelerator program. Our investments are only specific to companies that come through the program and are about more than just money. Through the accelerator program, teams receive world-class coaching, personalized mentorship targeted at each company's specific needs, and access to our extensive network of investors and strategic partners.

All Quake investments must participate in our accelerator program and co-locate to one of our four geographic locations (NYC, LA, ATX & SEA). The goal of this 12-week program is to prepare companies for hyper-growth mode and to raise an institutional round of capital. Quake focuses on reverse engineering your raise. We backtrack the steps that need to be executed in order to help you get to your next round of funding - we do this by making your revenue and operating engine turnkey and ready for growth.   Small class sizes ensure that your startup will get the attention and support it needs, and Quake's locations in the heart of four bustling cities on the cutting edge of innovation give your company an impressive advantage when it comes to securing additional investment and becoming a fast-growing, scalable, disruptive business.

A day in the life of a Quake portfolio company might include:

Classroom Sessions where experts speak on relevant topics including marketing strategy, legal and accounting basics, business analytics, perfecting your pitch and more.

One-on-One Meetings with the Quake partners where individual attention is given in the areas where your business needs it most.

Office Hours with Quake’s corporate sponsors where you can consult with seasoned industry professionals on a variety of specific business and technical needs.

Pitch Practice with both outside experts and members of the Quake team who will help you put your best foot forward as you prepare to raise follow-on capital.

Networking Events hosted by Quake where you can connect with members of three vibrant entrepreneurial communities.

Working in our open-floorplan offices, where we are always available to answer questions, make connections and give advice whenever it is needed. Even after the program has come to an end, you are welcome to continue working out of our office space until the next cohort begins.

Let's Make a Deal

More than anything, we invest time - lots of it. In addition, we invest capital: typically $150k in exchange for 5% to 10% equity.

Convertible Equity
Investments

  • Seed stage
  • Equity Ranging From 5% to 10%
  • Keep It Simple Security (KISS) Documentation
  • Accelerator Participation Mandatory

Investment
Terms

  • ~$150k per Investment
  • Valuation caps from $1m to $3.75m (with potential for exceptions)
  • 20% Future Pricing Discount
  • Follow-on Investment Rights

Sponsors and Mentorship

Mentors in our network of over 200 industry leaders, investment specialists and subject matter experts work with our portfolio companies to refine strategies, make introductions and maximize growth. Our mentor network covers all verticals and we continue to actively pursue new advisers open to helping Quake teams. We’ll help you make the connections and build the relationships that are crucial for taking your business to the next level.

Accelerator participants also gain access to Quake’s trusted manufacturing network. Our over 100 factory relationships can assist your company with all aspects of design, tooling, production, assembly, testing, certification, and logistics.

In addition, Quake companies also receive the following benefits from our sponsors:

  • $100k in web hosting credits from Google Cloud
  • $100k in web hosting credits from Amazon Web Services
  • $15k in free payment processing from Stripe
  • 1 year of free services from Xero
  • 3 months of free services from ADP
  • 3 months of free services from Workable
  • 1 month of free services from Justworks
  • 25% off rooms at The Standard Hotel
  • Additional perks and discounts from Shopify, Intercom, Likeable, Switch and Revue

Fundraising and Demo Day

The culmination of Quake’s accelerator program is Demo Day, an exclusive event attended by Quake’s investor network and members of the entrepreneurship community. Our network includes well over 300 family offices, venture funds, and high net worth investors, and we work directly with our teams to raise any follow-on capital needed. To date, participants in Quake’s past two accelerator programs have raised over $35M in follow-on capital, with over 80% of participants successfully raising a follow-on round.

Community Impact

We win together. The alumni and professional relationships that you gain through your participation in our program will provide incredible and lasting value to your business, and we stay involved with your company long after the accelerator program has come to an end.

Mentor Network

Over 200 industry leaders, investment experts and subject matter experts work with entrepreneurs to refine strategies, make introductions and maximize growth.

Startup Boot Camp

In-house experts and special guest advisers provide 12 weeks of intense hands-on training to improve value proposition, distribution, sales, messaging, monetization and capitalization.

Manufacturing Network

Our trusted manufacturing network with over 100 factory relationships can assist with all aspects of design, tooling, production, assembly, testing, certification, and logistics.

Investor Network

We work directly with our teams to raise any follow-on capital needed. Our network includes well over 300 family offices, venture funds, and high net worth investors.

Exclusivity = Attention

Small class sizes ensure that your startup will get the attention and support it needs. Our team works every single day to assist our portfolio companies on their path to greatness.

Community Impact

We win together. The alumni and professional relationships that you gain through your participation in the program will provide incredible and lasting value to your business.

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