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. 

How to Use This Silk: Browse the charts and maps below. Click "Explore" anywhere on the site to go into visualization and filtering mode. Search for individual pages or entities in the top search box. 

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. 



Page Title
Total Funding
Y Combinator$3,308,534,542
TechStars Boulder$206,652,323
AngelPad$203,603,754
TechStars Boston$151,665,290
TechStars NYC$113,580,790
500startups$106,575,503
DreamIT Ventures - Philadelphia$86,827,031
Seedcamp$82,397,018
Capital Innovators$69,206,216
TechStars Seattle$62,523,296
RockHealth$60,280,400
Flashpoint$60,210,000
fbFund$59,175,594
Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE)$52,360,668
LaunchpadLA$47,363,401
Brandery$44,050,000
TechStars Cloud$42,932,810
Imagine K12$42,900,000
Mucker Lab$29,841,887
NYC SeedStart$29,595,000
Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator$28,627,136
Excelerate Labs$27,910,738
The Alchemist Accelerator$22,070,380
Springboard$20,438,000
Amplify.LA$18,695,811
Capital Factory$18,245,000
Portland Seed Fund$17,557,979
Code for America Accelerator$17,316,000
AlphaLab$16,960,373
LaunchBox Digital$16,640,000
Blueprint Health$16,596,735
Betaspring$16,277,000
gener8tor$15,720,358
Nxtp.labs$15,437,500
SURGE$14,200,649
Media Camp$11,853,720
Tech Wildcatters$10,989,000
iVentures10$10,358,497
Chinaccelerator$9,897,000
Orange Fab US$9,500,000
Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tel Aviv$8,850,000
OpenFund$8,355,000
New York Digital Health Accelerator$7,725,000
JumpStartFoundry$7,354,029
FounderFuel$7,199,000
i/o ventures$7,100,000
Startmate$6,897,000
SparkLabs$6,775,000
Le Camping$6,655,000
Boost VC$6,435,235
DreamIT Ventures - New York$6,171,763
Kaplan EdTech Accelerator (Techstars)$6,070,000
SixThirty$5,804,101
Extreme Startups$5,800,000
StartEngine$5,616,000
DreamIT Ventures - Austin$5,400,000
Microsoft Accelerator (Techstars)$5,140,000
Startupbootcamp Mobility / Copenhagen$4,765,000
JFDI.Asia$4,673,300
Momentum$4,666,271
Wayra IE$4,665,000
Startupbootcamp Amsterdam / NFC & Contactless$4,653,700
Upwest Labs$4,515,000
TechStars Chicago$4,229,558
TechStars London$3,470,000
GrowLab$3,045,000
Extreme University$3,000,000
Rockstart Accelerator$2,857,500
UpTech$2,560,000
Startupbootcamp Berlin$2,537,150
TechStars Austin$2,176,250
Acceleprise$2,156,100
Eleven Startup Accelerator$2,003,628
88mph - South Africa$1,840,000
Jolt$1,680,000
Startupbootcamp Dublin / HealthXL$1,641,000
10-xcelerator$1,570,000
Healthbox - Chicago$1,252,504
Melbourne Accelerator Program$1,170,000
Difference Engine$1,125,000
Wayra DE$1,044,000
ignite100$1,042,000
LAUNCHub$1,015,000
StartupYard$1,006,000
Axel Springer Plug and Play$1,000,000
InnoSpring$1,000,000
Propeller Venture Accelerator$955,000
K5Launch$937,000
Startup Wise Guys$855,250
BoomStartup$847,500
Seed Hatchery$840,000
Startupbootcamp Madrid$789,000
BootupLabs$760,000
Women Innovate Mobile$750,000
autoXLR8R$745,000
HAXLR8R$736,000
R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator$670,000
Springboard - Internet of Things$595,000
Wayra CZ$540,000
Blue Startups$540,000
Orange Fab France$523,000
StartupReykjavik$513,756
GammaRebels$513,573
Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator (Techstars)$495,000
Matter.$482,000
Oxygen Accelerator$427,500
LaunchHouse$400,000
Triangle Startup Factory$366,000
Nike+ Accelerator (Techstars)$335,000
TLabs$270,000
LearnLaunchX$263,064
Shotput Ventures$257,500
Flat6 Labs$247,000
Spark Lab KC$200,000
Communitech Hyperdrive$190,000
dotforge accelerator$177,343
Tumml$175,000
Project Skyway$160,000
ZeroTo510$150,000
Telluride Venture Accelerator$135,009
Hub Ventures$127,500
88mph - Kenya$125,000
Socratic Labs$80,000
Startupbootcamp Israel$75,000
Bethnal Green Ventures$57,500
GazelleLab$50,000
SeedStartup$50,000
Healthbox - Boston$50,000
Startupbootcamp HighTechXL$45,000
LightningLab$40,000
angelcube$40,000
StartFast Venture Accelerator$30,000
Pushstart Accelerator$20,000
GameFounders$15,000
Upstart Memphis$15,000
Searchcamp$10,000
Hatch$10,000
HugeThing$9,000
Incubate Miami$0
SynBio axlr8r$0
Co.Lab accelerator$0
Innov8 for Health$0
CoLabs$0
Wayra MX$0
Lean Launch Ventures$0
Startl$0
Black Forest Accelerator$0
Flashstarts$0
IDC Elevator$0
Wayra CO$0
H-Farm Ventures$0
ImpactEngine$0
NextStart$0
Wayra UK$0
VentureHive$0
Fortify Ventures - Accelerator$0
JLAB (John Lewis)$0
Wayra ES$0
XLerateHealth$0
Emerge Venture Lab$0
Seeqnce$0
Arizona Furnace$0
Open Education Challenge$0
Umbono$0
Wayra AR$0
iAccelerator$0
The Iron Yard$0
HackFWD$0
AccelFoods$0
buildit$0
The Bakery$0
Seedrocket$0
Sparkgap$0
Disney Accelerator (Techstars)$0
VictorySpark$0
SeedSumo$0
MindTheBridge$0
i360accelerator$0
Iowa Startup Accelerator$0
Wayra BR$0
Tandem$0
Plarium Labs$0
NDRC LaunchPad$0
StartupHighway$0
The Ark$0
innovyz start$0
YEurope$0
Venturegeeks$0
Healthbox - Europe$0
The Morpheus$0
ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator$0
Orange Fab Poland$0
Illumina Accelerator Program$0
Brooklyn Beta Summer Camp$0
betaFactory$0
Wayra VE$0
Startupbootcamp Fintech$0
Plug and Play Startup Camp$0
DreamIT Ventures - Israel$0
Highway1$0



Average Exit Valuations of Incubator Companies

Accelerators and Startup Exits: 

A Strong Power Law Curve





Only Five Accelerators Average Greater Than $1 Million Per Company Exit





Y Combinator is Strongest In Funding, Not The Strongest In Average Exit Valuation: 

A Comparison Of The Top 10 Accelerators





Accelerators Are A Truly Global Phenomenon But....





U.S. Dominates: Of The 50 Top Accelerators In Terms Of Average Funding Per Company, Only 4 Outside the U.S.







About this site

This site was created with Silk, a platform for collections of information by Alex Salkever. The data comes from Seed-DB.