Launchpad LA is "the top startup accelerator in Southern California." We offer each accepted company $25k - $100k, free office space in the heart of Santa Monica (one block from the beach) for four months, a ton of perks and discounts, and most importantly, access to a massive network of mentors, advisors, and investors.
Launchpad LA is "the top startup accelerator in Southern California."
We offer each accepted company $25k - $100k, free office space in Santa Monica, a ton of perks and discounts, and access to a massive network of mentors, advisors, and investors.
What We Offer
$25k - $100k
Free office space in Santa Monica for four months
A massive network of mentors, investors, & advisors
Tons of free perks
Launchpad LA adds former MySpace exec Jamie Kantrowitz as partner
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What is Launchpad LA?
We’re a startup accelerator in Santa Monica. We offer exceptional mentorship, four months of free office space, a bunch of killer perks, and $25,000-100,000 to amazing technology startups who are from or move to LA.
All that stuff sounds great. What does it cost me?
For the first investment (usually $50k), we receive around 6% common stock of your company. The second investment (usually $50k), which is your option to take or decline, is offered as a convertible note with a maximum valuation cap. If you’ve raised significant capital already, we may adjust our offer as appropriate.
Is my company too far along for Launchpad LA? Are we too early?
We look for companies that have more than a PowerPoint and less than a Series A. Yes, that’s pretty broad, but we’ve found that we can work effectively with startups in a wide range of stages. We accept great teams that haven’t raised a dollar, but have built a compelling product. We’ve also taken companies that have already raised $1m+ but are looking for help with business development, product refinement, and that next round of fundraising. And we accept teams everywhere in between. As long as you think we can help and we think we can help, we’re excited to find a way to work together.
Do I have to live in LA?
You don’t have to live in LA when you apply, but you and your co-founders must be willing to relocate to LA for the duration of the program. Beyond that, we hope you’ll stay, but it’s up to you what you do when you’re done here.
Launchpad LA is a mentorship-driven accelerator. Our mentors include top entrepreneurs, executives, investors, and advisors who are passionate about the success of our portfolio companies and the growth of the Los Angeles startup ecosystem.
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Eli PortnoyGM | Scout Advertising
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Rachel MorrisHead of Product | Pose
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Dan WalmsleyVP of Engineering | NationBuilder
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Ara KatzHead of Creative | BeachMint
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