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  • 240 Lorton Ave

  • Burlingame, CA 94010

Genesis is our seed program that democratizes access to seed funding and entrepreneurial guidance.

We provide entrepreneurs around the world with unprecedented access to community, resources, consumer tech insights, and capital.

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Program Overview

A powerful combination of capital, insights, and community.

A powerful combination of capital, insights, and community.

Genesis is a powerful community of consumer tech entrepreneurs that spans dozens of countries and sectors, creating an environment for continual sharing and support.

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The Genesis Process

01

Fast Decisions

We kick off Genesis relationships with rapid seed investments designed to help promising companies build momentum.

02

Growth-Fueling Portfolio Services

Our Concierge platform offers a suite of software tools to help companies grow. Access a global community of thousands of founders and operators to learn from and grow with.

03

Long Term Partners

Seed is just the beginning. We seek to build relationships and provide valuable insights early. As companies grow, we can help them scale with continued investments over time.

Genesis by the Numbers

253

Seed Stage Companies

800+

Startup Leaders
 

3x

More Likely to Raise Series A*

How We Work

Accelerate growth with data-driven continuous improvement.

Accelerate growth with data-driven continuous improvement.

Our approach to serving startups is rooted in data-driven continuous improvement. We start by guiding founders to track and report the right foundational metrics. Then, we provide benchmarking paired with content and community services that help companies accelerate their growth. The cycle repeats itself, propelling companies toward greater levels of success with each iteration.

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01

Setting Foundations

After we invest in a company, we help establish the right KPIs for that sector. We then provide tools and best practices to track and report those metrics, setting up future success.

02

Actionable Benchmarking

We equip Genesis startups with best-in-class benchmarking, which offers insights into market dynamics and enables strategic planning.

03

Content & Community

Founders can find a library of best practices and join community events alongside other Genesis entrepreneurs, covering everything from hiring, to marketing, to growth, led by successful founders and industry experts.

04

Reinvesting Knowledge

After gaining expertise, we invite entrepreneurs to reinvest their knowledge back into the Genesis community, sharing insights and learnings via hosting classes, answering questions, or connecting individually.

05

Series A Fundraising

As a company matures, we help founders prepare for Series A and are able to lead investment rounds, propelling the business toward scale and success.

Be a part of a growing community of entrepreneurs.

We help seed-stage founders prepare for Series A and are able to lead investment rounds, propelling the business toward scale and success.

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*Based on Pitchbook deal data for companies that raised a seed round in 2021 and subsequently raised Series A as of Q2 2022.