The Pioneer Offer

We have a standard deal for Pioneers: 1% of your company. In exchange, you’ll receive:
  • Access to a network of elite founders.
  • A one-month startup accelerator program. Our team, with help from our network of advisors, will mentor you on the basics of starting a business, fundraising, product-market fit, hiring and more.
  • Free Stripe Atlas company formation.
  • Mentorship from some of the world’s most successful individuals.
  • Participation in the Pioneer Livestream, which may help you fundraise.
  • A free round-trip plane ticket (and help with associated logistics) to Silicon Valley.
  • $6,000 in Stellar lumens, including $1,000 completely unlocked and $5,000 locked up for two years.
  • $100,000 in Google Cloud credits.
  • $100,000 in AWS credits.
  • $2,000 in Airtable credits.
  • A 1-year subscription to The Economist.
  • A 1-year subscription to Wolfram|One.

At our discretion, we’ll offer Pioneers the chance to advance to any of three other levels:

  • Pioneer Gold: Get $20,000 in exchange for 5% of your company.
  • Pioneer Platinum: $100,000 in exchange for 5% of your company.
  • Pioneer 1M: $1M in exchange for 10% of your company.

If you become successful, you'll help us fund promising Pioneers in perpetuity.

Upon selection, we will help you to work out the best process for creating a US company (or US parent company) in which we can invest. If you already have an incorporated company, these investment terms still apply.

We don’t charge any other fees for the program. You are not obligated to accept this offer if you’re a Pioneer Tournament winner.