The Alchemist Accelerator is opening their European accelerator and is looking for startups to join their first batch in Munich!
Here is the link to the online application form: https://europe.alchemistaccelerator.com/apply
Alchemist is a venture-backed accelerator focused on accelerating the development of seed-stage ventures that monetize from enterprises (not consumers). CB Insights rated Alchemist the top accelerator in 2016 based on median funding rates of its grads (YC was #2). The accelerator’s primary screening criteria is on teams, with primacy placed on having distinctive technical co-founders. The organization provides seed investment into companies it admits (typically $36K), and provides founders a structured path to traction, fundraising, mentorship, and community over the course of a 6 month program. Our backers include many of the top corporate and VC funds in the Valley — including Khosla Ventures, DFJ, Cisco, Siemens, GE, and Salesforce, among others. The accelerator seeds around 75 enterprise-monetizing ventures / year, and we have the most sought after advisor faculty, guest lecturers, venture capitalists, and Fortune 500 customers primed to be resources for our members.
Funds that have invested in Alchemist companies include Alta, Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer, Citrix, Data Collective, DFJ, Felicis, Founders Fund, Greylock Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, K9 Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Menlo Ventures, NEA, Redpoint Ventures, Salesforce.com, Social Capital, Tugboat, True Ventures, US Venture Partners, and Voyager Capital. The full list can be found here.
Backers / Core Mentors in the Accelerator program include:
* Tim Draper, Founder, Draper Associates & Draper Fisher Jurvetson
* Vinod Khosla, Founder and General Partner, Khosla Ventures
* Dafina Toncheva, General Partner, US Venture Partners
* Ashu Garg, General Partner, Foundation Capital
* Adam Pisoni, Co-Founder, Yammer (MSFT)
* Timothy Chou, Stanford Lecturer, Former CEO, Oracle-on-Demand; Author, The End of Software
* Elaine Wherry, Co-Founder, Meebo (GOOG)