Universe Ventures

is a unique blend of an early-stage fund and a startup accelerator helping great entrepreneurs turn their vision into great companies

Seed stage financing

Best in class acceleration program

International network of mentors, entrepreneurs and investors

Co-working space

Free founders pack worth $100 000 (legal, accounting, hosting etc.)

Our strategy:

Typical investment amount – not more than $100k per company.

Investing in two tranches: $30k for 5-9% and $70k for 7-9%.

Actively working with entrepreneurs on a daily basis where necessary.

Our advantages

Partnership with top Russian VCs, joint acceleration programm with MSU Business Incubator

International team and network of connections helping companies to go global.

Unparralleled support in hiring, fundraising, sales, marketing and design

Who we look for

Balanced teams with strong technical and/or sector background

Early product prototypes and searching for / testing viable business models.

Visible market deployment timeline.

Acceleration program

We partner with Moscow State University Business Incubator to provide our startups with full access to the best-in-class acceleration program. Over the course of two months all companies have a unique opportunity to participate in customer development and product development programs. The program was created on the basis of the best practices of YC and Stanford in cooperation with industry leaders and tailored to specific need of early stage companies.

The program is followed by a one-month business track focused on strategy, marketing, intellectual property and capital fundraising preparing entrepreneurs to dig in the world of business and get funding from external investors.

The final milestone of the acceleration program is Demo Day where startups present their products to tech community pitching to more than 50 Russian and international early-stage investors.