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Get selected to join our accelerator program of C-shark Tank Season 6 by a syndicate of C-suite executives of global MNCs from diverse sectors. If you are an early to pre-series A startup, seeking a targeted, tailored support to dive deep into your value proposition, resource planning, go-to-market, product & tech roadmap and more, sign up now .
During acceleration, not only will you get more face time with our growing community of more than 100 C-sharks, you will also pitch to our network of more than 100 VCs who have helped us jury in one or more of our past C-shark Tank seasons.
Through a proven tested formula, C-sharks and a pool of angels top up in addition to our base commitment. Last season, we raised close to $1 mil to fund 4 startups of varying sums.
At the get-go, we agree on where you stand in these development areas and where you need most help at. Not only will you gain access to more relevant opportunities to build your sales funnel, you find yourself backed by an extended team with domain experts, functional advisors and entrepreneurs who have been there done that.
*disbursed in 2 tranches of S$50,000 **does not include sum raised trough our referrals
Who we are looking for
We understand that no 2 accelerators are the same. It is important that you get value out of a program that can take you to the next level.
So here are some tips to guide you in considering if you could be a good fit to our network.
- Our geographic coverage is South East Asia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea Europe, USA.
- You must have a working MVP with good customer validation proof.
- Post-revenue is preferred but we would consider pre-revenue if
- Intellectual property and/or founders with relevant sector experience is a big plus.
- We are gender and sector agnostic. We accelerate B2B and B2C startups differently.
How we do it
Ask anyone who have been to any part of our program and they will confirm it’s a productive, engaging experience.
Closed door intimacy
All our sessions are closed door so only relevant people are in the room. C-sharks are C-suite executives from global MNCs from diverse sectors who have worked in various regions.
All our sessions are interactive, not pre-recorded. Through the 8 week acceleration and beyond, we open doors to access C-suite executives, experts, VCs at a fraction of time if you were to do it on your own.
After 8 week acceleration, funded startups will share their learning and action plan to secure further funding top up not just from C-sharks but also our non-executive angel investor community and VCs (separate sessions).
Deep Dive & Evaluation report
Some might say this is our crown jewel. We deep dive and work alongside you helping you think through your go-to-market strategy, business model and financial projections, just to name a few.
The evaluation report (accessible only by C-sharks) has equipped C-sharks to ask targeted, helpful questions to better assess your investability. Cluster dating in smaller groups with about 40 C-sharks each season has heightened the insights of the participating startups, unparalleled by other programs.
C-sharks commit cash upfront without knowing who is coming to pitch.
Unlike past seasons, we will be funding startups once the minimum threshold of S$100,000 is pooled among the participating C-sharks.
We are highly effective and time efficient in the way we pace our process, giving ample time where it matters and not overwhelming founders with blanket sessions or irrelevant connections. Because of our track record, VCs, mentors and C-sharks take our connections seriously. We save you time in knocking on doors that might not easily open.
Our investors are C-suite executives, a.k.a. C-sharks, with global and/or regional market coverage driving one or more of these global brands.
Partners supporting our mission to empower startups alongside the C-sharks in our flagship program.
VC partners from the following companies have been our jury for one or more seasons of C-shark Tank.
Over the past 5 seasons of C-shark Tank, we have established a growing pool of non-executive angel investors who join us in our TOP UP investment option because they like the way we curate our selection of startups.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS
Be it vertical or functional, we have the support of subject matter experts who have been there and done that either in large corporations or successful scale-ups. We pull together only relevant experts to support you because we don’t believe one size fits all and no two startups are the same.
Our track record
Through our flagship program C-shark Tank we have raised close $5 million in support of 24 startups in the last 24 months.
We set ourselves apart with our upfront, close & personal approach. All our sessions are interactive and effective, unleashing substantial peer learning and purposeful connections follow-up.
Here's what startups from past seasons have to say
Take a look at our portfolio
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