I  Launchpad LA


     Office Locations:

1520 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 650-401-2011



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Launchpad LA is a startup, technology accelerator located in Southern California. Launchpad offers each accepted company $25k to $100k, free office space in the heart of Santa Monica for four months, and access to a network of mentors, advisors, and investors. Prior to the accelerator, LaunchPad accepted 23 companies into their mentorship program. The program at that time did not invest in companies, take equity, or have an official office space, but featured regular events and dinners to support the participating companies. Of those 23 companies, 19 received outside funding, and 9 have been acquired to date. In total, the 19 companies that went through the mentorship program raised over $80 million and their combined exits exceed $60 million. It was in late 2011, that the Launchpad LA team decided to raise a fund, open an office, and grow into a full-blown accelerator. For the first investment (usually $50k), LaunchPad will receive around 6% common stock, while the second investment (also usually $50k) is offered as a convertible note with a maximum valuation cap. Launchpad is ranked the #5 accelerator in the United States by Forbes and has the highest median funding rate of any accelerator in the world. The Accelerator has formed 18 companies (125 jobs created) and funded 17 companies ($35M raised).

    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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    Chelsea Kent Entrepreneur-in-Residence
    Nicholas Green Entrepreneur-in-Residence
    Sam Teller Managing Director & Co-Founder


    Portfolio companies include:

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      How2Media Inc./ Panna
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