Angel Pad has been called the “Anti-Y Combinator” due to its strategy of working with fewer teams on a yearly basis.
Angelpad is an acceleration programme operating out of New York and San Francisco. Focusing on seed-stage financing, it has provided a launchpad for over 130 companies since 2010. Every six months, it selects around 12 startups from an enormous pool of candidates (usually around 2000). During the acceleration process, AngelPad works on everything from market research to product development, identifying a target market so that the startup can start reaping the rewards.
Founded by Google’s Thomas Korte, AngelPad is a mentorship program focused on Web and mobile technology startups. The 10-week mentorship program takes place twice per year in AngelPad’s New York and San Francisco offices.
Since 2010, it has launched more than 140 companies. Every 6 months, they select around 15 teams from a huge pool of applicants (usually around 2000) to work with. AngelPad was recently ranked as the number one accelerator in the US (based on a study from MIT/Brown University). Casa Verde Capital, Talent Tech Labs and Y Combinator are the biggest competitors in funding industry to grab more innovative projects to invest.
Angelpad takes 7% equity from startups to invest.
Buffer, DroneDeploy, Postmates, Hire Canvas, Pipedrive and few others.