Moving the Needle on Founder Failure
Our overall goal as a fund is to move the needle on founder failure.
65% of startups fail not because of lack of product market fit but because of people problems.
We run program’s aimed at breaking down the barriers faced by entrepreneurs trying to navigate the startup world.
The premium startup event of Los Angeles.
Day One: The top 50 startups (out of a talent pool of 2,000) were visited by over 100 investors and 1,000 attendees. Followed by a startup pitch competition where the top seven battled it out for a $200,000 investment from our partner Quake Capital.
Day Two: Forty of the most prestigious venture capital firms in California came together to sit on panels and walk founders through the startup lifecycle giving advice on pitfalls to avoid.
All of our investments get access to a $600,000 startup benefits package that provides either a large amount of credits or discounts to the main providers of the startup community. Lower your burn rate with help from Google, Twilio, Zendesk, Airtable, and over 40 other providers.
An online pitch competition where the top startup wins access to funding and an incredible array of diverse investors.
We bring together the top entrepreneurs in the country to give them access to funding from twenty venture capital firms in Los Angeles as well as over 100 angel investors from prestigious angel groups such as Tech Coast Angels.
Guiding Early-Stage Ventures to the Next Level
Amplite is an early-stage investor firm with a focus on finding founders that we can help.
If we can’t amplify you and take your business to the next level we won't invest.
We take a hands on approach with our portfolio companies by closely mentoring them, making industry and customer connections, and assisting with the funding raising process.
Our Portfolio Companies
RoseGold Pro is a B2B SaaS subscription platform that powers beauty entrepreneurs (hair stylists, hair sellers, etc) in the $11 billion hair extension industry.
RoseGold uses software to help these entrepreneurs launch a business with low overhead and access difficult to acquire inventory from international suppliers.
RoseGold handles their back office, website, inventory, and fulfillment so they can focus on customer acquisition and sales. RoseGold Academy enables all aspects of their business launch -- purchasing a url, registering their business, getting a business checking account, learning how to acquire customers, etc.
Founded by the dynamic and Inspiring Chanel Melton
Her latest publication on Forbes: Why the Beauty Tech Industry Can’t Afford to Leave out Black Women
The world’s largest pop-culture prediction marketplace. Imagine DraftKings but for the bachelor.
Our goal is to let people predict outcomes of everyday life and get paid for it. Think the IPO of Lyft or Uber is going to be bigger? Make money by being right!
Winner of the West Coast Challenge
Founded by John Vitti
His latest publication on PC Mag
Spark xyz, was founded to fundamentally fix the hyper-fragmentation that has been created in the early-stage venture ecosystem.
We focus on connecting these three key fragmented areas within this network:
Incubators and Accelerators: Spark provides an entire backend system to help them with navigating deal flow, running recruiting events, and general operations.
Startups: We provide features such as recruiting and applicant tracking software, as well as the ability to create a one-pager which can be used to fund raise.
Competition Software: Spark provides universities with the ability to run entrepreneurship competitions. 95% of the applicants of these competitions do not end up starting their own venture, which leads to an incredible talent pool for the startups to recruit from.
Founded By Lucas J. Pols
His Latest Publication on Forbes: How to Create a Pitch Deck That Will Help you Raise Millions