ENROLL TO ATLAS ACCELERATOR
Join our 4 months, 100% remote accelerator program and get access to our investors, PR, and Fortunes 500 network.
2021 Cohort is now closed (May 31st) deadline. If you are a sustainability tech company, you can still apply to join Atlas Society or join the next batch!
ENROLL to the atlas VENTURES PROGRAM.
Our mission is to help you save our planet by deploying concrete and profitable sustainable technology solutions.
Why sustainability tech is the new tech.
With Djoann Fal, Co-founder of Atlas Capital
What are politicians doing to support sustainability tech?
With Loren Newman, the Government Affairs Lead at the Centre for the 4th Industrial Revolution at the World Economic Forum.
Meet some sustainability tech entrepreneurs part of Atlas
With Trash Lucky's CEO Nattapak Atichartakarn
Interact with an exclusive & highly selective group of switched-on sustainability tech people.
Discover, chat and collaborate with investors, founders, influencers & corporate working on amazing Impact Tech projects.
Share positive, interesting sustainable tech news about your company on our private network.
FAQ - Atlas VENTURES PROGRAM
What you need to know before applying to our accelerator.
What is The Atlas Accelerator?
The Atlas Accelerator is Asia’s early-stage accelerator for sustainability tech startups. We focus mostly on early-stage investments, from Pre-Seed to Series A.
The accelerator is 100% virtual and run by a team of experienced founders & fundraisers that I have been in your shoes. We know what dancing around investors for months & getting no results is. That's why we are here to help you get connected to wealthy business angels individuals & family offices from Asia.
About sustainability tech: Sustain tech needs a different type of investors: people who understand the triple bottom line and not only looking for quick unicorns exit. Atlas is a support network with investors sensible to impact but also mentors and access to technology workforce resources to get you from 1 to 100.
1.Fundraising: A weekly Zoom introduction with a business angel/family office. 12 weeks = 12 chances for you to meet the right match and get funded. Atlas is only facilitating you interacting with the investors and won't be promoting your company more than another one in the batch.
2.Access: Unlock an active database built over 7 years of 70+ investors, 50+ corporates, 30 mentors, all ready to help you. 1 zoom call away. All the mentors have been curated one by one and committed their interest to help triple bottom line companies. Some mentors are also Ipact angels or family office owners so you really want to chat with them.
2.Talents: Access to 100,000+ tech talents on-demand in GetLinks Marketplace with no job post fees. You can recruit talents on contract and GetLinks will manage the payroll for you to have no administrative hassle.
4.Expansion: Atlas manages a global community of hackers, founders, corporate executives, investors, and influencers called Atlas Society. It has more than 14 chapters globally. As a portfolio/alumnus of Atlas, you get access to this network to help you scale.
5. PR Visibility: Every company gets at least one introduction video on our media, The Atlas Society that can be used for fundraising purpose and will be shared to our network of 8000+ readers and our slack group with sustainability tech VCs around the world. After this, you might connect with media agents (CNBC, Reuters etc) present in the slack group to get more coverage.
What we are not:
We are not a B.S. CVC accelerator: We don’t provide an office, it’s all online. Also, you don’t wait until the end of the program to get a Demo Day & to talk to investors. Every week we create the platform for you to meet at least 1 new investor, then for you to put on a nice show and to close.
What it cost:
We don't do all this for free. But you don't have to pay us any cash upfront. To be sustainable, Atlas also needs to be a triple bottom line and make profits. Hence will take 1% equity stakes in your company as well as 3% fundraising commission on success only.
What is Sustainability Tech?
Solving a sustainability problem using an interdisciplinary mix of marketing, technology and engineering.
Sustainability Tech startups face many risks of undervaluation in their early days and need a supportive network and capital to help them go through R&D cycles as well as global scale. The Atlas exists to bring this type of capital, corporate support, and influencer’s reach to the most ambitious sustainability tech founders worldwide.
What is The Atlas Accelerator Thesis?
We accelerate in early-stage companies that are building a sustainable tech future for our civilization. We partner with companies building products in renewable energy, agritech, health, education, financial inclusion as long as they are able to create long-term competitive advantages through technological defensibility.
Members of The Atlas Society and Atlas Accelerators alumni are our first source of new investments. We accelerate then invest through our investment syndicate as early as the formation of the company and as late as Series A. The Atlas Capital's Impact investors' check size ranges from $50k to $500k.
Can The Atlas Capital lead a round?
At this stage, The Atlas Capital does not lead rounds but mainly or co-invest with other investors found during the accelerator program (mostly at pre-seed or seed).
Whether we co-invest or not depends on several factors which include round size, geography, and network team’s expertise on a specific market.
Is The Atlas Capital a globally VC fund?
Today, Atlas Capital is (only) a small investment syndicate of 100 investors globally. We are currently fundraising our first $10m fund - Atlas Impact Fund One to invest most in emerging markets sustainability tech companies - aiming to start the fund by 2022 end.
In the meantime, we created Atlas Society to gather up an extensive support network that is gathering like-minded people to share resources and news with no monthly fees and Atlas Accelerator supporting sustainability tech founders from 0 to 100 staff.
How does Atlas Accelerator evaluate startups?
For both investments of Atlas Capital and membership in Atlas Accelerator, we only consider sustainability tech startups that are in the ESG (Environment, Societal and Governmental) sector, or come from Atlas Society alumni.
Out of respect for the collaborative nature of Atlas, we do not accept companies that we believe are not part of the ESG sector or competitive with members of Atlas Accelerator alumnus.
We believe that the best sustainability tech founders can come from anywhere, which is why we are agnostic as to stage, geography, and B2B/B2C products. However, we expect you to have at least a functional prototype so that we know you’ve put in the work. Success in the ESG sector requires the right kind of founder.
We put just as much time into understanding how you and your team work together, how you face tough challenges, and whether you will benefit from and contribute to our community.
How do I join from Atlas Accelerator?
You should first apply to Atlas Society. The best way for us to get to know you is to evaluate you as a member of our community. You will have a better chance of being noticed when you’re raising money if you are already a member of Atlas Society.
Our process of evaluating companies for acceleration or investment begins with the same conversation we would have with you as a prospective member of Atlas Society. We may have multiple conversations with you and introduce you to different people in Atlas Society to test your mindset and that your core values are a match. If these conversations go well, we will schedule a partner meeting, where all our partners get to know you better.
In the partner meeting, we will ask you to put together a short deck to present for 15-20 minutes followed by 25-30 minutes of questions. We like to keep these meetings focused on short, data-driven discussions.
We debrief during our regular team meetings. Because we are thorough, sometimes it can take us a few weeks to make a decision and accept your a part of Atlas Accelerator. Please be patient.