FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You can select the program you would like to apply for here.
Once applications close for the incoming cohort, selected teams will be invited to meet our Program Managers and complete further due diligence questions prior to participating in a panel interview with our investment committee.
Following this interview, we will shortlist our top teams and may request for additional supporting information to aid our decision process. The entire investment process will take around three months from the close of applications.
We have formulated our programs based on core pillars that are crucial for startup founders to master throughout the program. Additionally, there are customized elements based on the startups’ needs and assessment completed by the Program Managers. The key to selecting the relevant program is whether your startup fulfil the thesis and criteria of the program as listed on the respective sites. Another aspect that you may wish to consider is the investment partner that is attached to the programs to ensure a strategic match.
Our accelerator team is dedicated to supporting your journey and addressing all of your needs throughout the program. The program fee is used to cover our operational expenses, and it is charged only upon receipt of the full investment amount.
Please check individual program pages to see whether the accelerator program you intend to apply for requires onsite participation. However, most programs are 100% remote, so do not require presence in any particular location.
Each program is structured in the way we feel will garner the best results. However, all teams can expect to receive tailored mentorship based on their startup needs. Please check the program page of your desired accelerator for more information.
Our programs last between 10 and 12 weeks depending on the vertical. Each startup cohort culminates in a Demo Day at which the startups present their refined pitches to a bespoke startup ecosystem.
The introductions to the partners are based on the startup’s product stage and fundraising stage, and will be evaluated throughout the program. We would be happy to put you in touch with any relevant parties in our network, ranging from our 250+ mentors to strategic partners to deep dive into questions that you may have.
Our offer varies per program and location, see specific program details via our accelerator program page overviews.
As investors, we will also secure the rights for follow-on investment once you have showcased traction. Follow-on check sizes can range between US$50K to US$200K. Our portfolio team will support all our founders with fundraising for follow-on investment with introductions to our network of investors and corporate partners.
We invest in startups within any of our verticals, favoring those that try to make the world more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive. Please check individual program pages for further requirements.
Since we invest in growth stage startups, our standard offer is US$1M in valuation in exchange for a negotiable stake of equity. That being said, we have invested in many teams that are outside this particular valuation range and would be happy to discuss further if our committee believes that you are solving a real problem for the world!
We cannot provide an exact value for this as this is very much dependent on your valuation. Having invested in companies ranging from US$1M to much higher, we have experience in valuing your company accurately, and will work towards something that caters to the stage of your company.
Brinc invests in exchange for an equity stake in your company and not in terms of debt, therefore no interest would be charged. This will be payable after the investment has been fully deployed. You can see specific program details via our accelerator program page overviews.
We are long-term investors and have an interest in supporting your company through the different stages of your journey. Brinc would only exit when a natural liquidity event occurs, such as an IPO or M&A.
Yes. The advisory alignment enables us to strategically align with your company to assist in your post-program fundraising process. Our Portfolio team is dedicated to providing investor matchmaking and other relevant fundraising support, such as data room reviews for our portfolio companies. For more information, please see our portfolio.
At the moment, startups can only receive investment by going through one of our accelerator programs.
Ideally, your startup has to have a close to finalized design, validated product features and has short-term commercialization needs. Our programs are designed to support scalable businesses with high growth potential in their product development, commercialization and fundraising. We have supported companies ranging from a deep tech solution a few years from hitting the market to startups with hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales.
For your company to be too late for us to be able to support it, you would need to be beyond your Series B funding round.
Yes! We accept applicants globally, as programs are online and remote. There is no need to be physically present in the location for the duration of the program.
The average acceptance rate stands at below 5% for each cohort, with a total of about 10 teams joining each of our cohorts. We consider a range of factors that would be applicable to startups, including the dynamics of the founding team and early milestones achieved.
Prior to your application, you should look into your previous accelerator agreement to understand if there are clauses preventing you from joining another accelerator. Please notify Brinc of any such arrangements, so we can assess.
Yes, you can still apply. However, we would strongly recommend finding a co-founder to build the company with. Entrepreneurship is a long and steep path, and it is always better to have a co-founder.
APPLICATION & TECHNICAL SUPPORT
You can expect to get notified within three weeks of the application deadline. Our team will email the contact person you list on the application form to inform them whether or not you will be accepted to the next stage of the program.
Please send any additional questions you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your query will be forwarded to the correct department and handled accordingly in due course.