Fusion LA is the first accelerator for Israeli start-ups in Los Angeles. Relevant founders can apply here for the next batch (September 2018).
The intensive 4-month program is aimed to help the portfolio companies gain traction, raise capital, and work with industry leaders. Fusion provides both a presence and a customized go-to-market strategy in Los Angeles. During the program, they assist the companies with meeting investors, like-minded entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals – all in order to adapt their branding, marketing and sales strategies to the US market. Furthermore, they help the companies raise capital by connecting them to local investors in LA and Silicon Valley.
You can read more about the way they work here.
WHY FUSION LA?
Access to the US market (Los Angeles) - Los Angeles is the biggest start-up eco-system in the world, after Silicon Valley and New York – it’s also the fastest growing one. In 2016 the city’s start-ups received around $5.2B in funding, six times more than in 2012. With the biggest port in the country and 25M people in SoCal, Los Angeles is the top consumer, retail, and trade market in the United States. Today, LA is home for dozens of VCs and institutional investors looking for new investment opportunities (specifically in seed & A rounds). Moreover, LA companies enjoy the proximity of Silicon Valley capital, with benefits of great (Israeli) weather, better lifestyle and lower costs (30-40% less than SF and NYC).
An intensive 4-month program - aimed to help the portfolio companies gain traction, raise capital, and work with industry leaders in Los Angeles. During the program, they assist the companies with meeting investors, like-minded entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals – all in order to adapt their branding, marketing and sales strategies to the US market.
Office space, perks & office hours - Free work-space in Santa Monica, LA, credits for an abundence of services and office hours with leading experts (legal, finance, marketing, business development and fund raising).
$20K investment - Each portfolio company will receive the full investment amount at the beginning of the program.
Fusion LA is looking for Israeli-based, early stage (pre-seed and seed) start-ups, with at least 2 co-founders. One of the founders must have requisite technical capabilities. They are industry agnostic and are open to meeting start-ups from all industries, looking to get their company into the US market.
Founders of relevant start-ups can APPLY HERE.