I  Imagine K12


     Office Locations:

601 Allerton Street
Suite 110
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 650-308-4872



  • Seed



  • Education & Training
  • Software & Internet



    Imagine K12 is a leading startup accelerator that exclusively invests in educational technology to improve learning in kindergarten through high school. Imagine K12 runs a 3-month program for founders and hackers intent on changing the world. Immediately upon acceptance to the program, Imagine K12 invests $14k - $20k in each selected company, depending on the number of founders. Typically, solo founders receive $14k, pairs receive $17k, and companies with three or more founders receive $20k. In exchange for that funding and participation in the program the firm asks for equity in each company, ranging from 2 to 10% of the company's common stock. Imagine K12's Start Fund is a new fund that is supported by tech luminaries including Y Combinator founder Paul Graham, Yahoo! co-founder David Filo, Angela Filo, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, NewSchools Venture Fund, and GSV Asset Management. Every company accepted to the Imagine K12 accelerator program will receive up to $20,000 from Imagine K12 and a convertible note for $80,000 from the Start Fund.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Alan Louie Founder Emeritus
    Geoff Ralston Founder and Partner
    Karen Lien Director and Partner
    Tim Brady Founder and Partner


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