About AngelPad

AngelPad is an intensive mentorship program founded by ex-Googler Thomas Korte to help web-technology startups build better products, raise the funding they need to succeed and ultimately grow more successful businesses.

In 2014, AngelPad was ranked 3rd by MIT’s U.S Accelerator Rankings and Strictly VC named it the “Anti Y-Combinator“.

Since launching in 2010, AngelPad companies have raised over $200m in funding and generated over $400m in exit value. Exits include Mopub (acq. by Twitter), Adku (acq. by Groupon), Astrid and Blink (acq. by Yahoo) and several others.

Twice a year (spring and fall), AngelPad provides an 10-week intensive mentorship session to a dozen carefully selected startups.
Companies that join AngelPad are in different stages, from idea stage to early traction, but most of them have not raised money and are within 6 to 12 month of starting up.

At AngelPad, we roll up our sleeves and work alongside you. No matter what – from idea brainstorming to market fit, from product design to customer acquisition – we do it all and most importantly, we are there for you every day. We also help with the less glamorous things like incorporation, immigration visas, fundraising documents – you name it …

The program has a strong emphasis on helping founders to prepare for fundraising and demo day. AngelPad’s demo day happens towards the end of the program when companies present their business to hundreds of investors and kick off their fundraising.

But the program does not end at demo day – we are your mentors long past AngelPad, the other founders of your session become your closest friends and you become part of an awesome alumni network of founders who have build companies, hired teams, raised money, got acquired – but most importantly, have gone through the same intense journey than you!

What’s unique about AngelPad?

  • We run a small & focused program – about 12 start-ups per session
  • We are with you full-time and really understand your business
  • We all work in the same office, not just during a few office hours
  • You have access to true Silicon Valley insiders – not just for a dinner speech

The Fall 2014 session (AP 8) is a hybrid NYC/SF session. We spend a lot of time in our office in NYC and fly to SF several times during the program.

Interested? Apply to AngelPad or read one of our alumni’s “Insider Scoop to AngelPad

To see us in action, watch AngelPad featured on the PBS NewsHour:


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