THE RELATIVE VALUE OF INCUBATORS
THE RELATIVE VALUE OF INCUBATORS Seed Startups and Incubators Database
Seed Startups and Incubators Database
In most cases, accelerators take between 2% and 8% of the company equity in exchange for a small amount of funding (typically less than $250,000). In returns, the startups get expertise, a strong network, and media launchpad. But is it really worthwhile to give up that much equity?
To answer that question, we looked at funding data from Seed-DB, which maintains a database of 220 accelerators and their funding statistics. (Caveat Emptor: the exit valuation estimates are purely estimates, as acquisitions prices are rarely disclosed). We used our visualization tools to do a quick analysis of the comparative and overall value of accelerators.
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Y Dominator: Distribution of Funding to Seed Companies by Incubators*
*We only included incubators that had at least a single company in or graduated from their program.