About Pioneer

Pioneer is a unique platform designed to support and nurture founders from the earliest stages of their entrepreneurial journey. With a network that spans over 250 founders in more than 50 countries, Pioneer offers a plethora of benefits to its members. These benefits are not just monetary but also include mentorship, networking opportunities, and resources to help startups grow and thrive.

Features of Pioneer

  1. 3-month Remote Accelerator: Founders get the opportunity to regularly meet with an advisor and a small group of Pioneers. This accelerator program is designed to help founders build their network, move faster, and find product-market fit.
  2. Trip to San Francisco: Pioneers can spend a month or more in San Francisco, building their ventures alongside other Pioneers.
  3. Company Incorporation: Pioneer offers free company setup through platforms like Stripe Atlas or AngelList Stack.
  4. Amazon Web Services: Pioneers receive $10,000 in AWS credits.
  5. Github: They get $1,000/month in GitHub Enterprise credits for 2 years.
  6. Segment & Mixpanel: Pioneers are provided with $50,000 in credits for both Segment and Mixpanel.
  7. Plaid: Up to $3,500/month in Plaid credits for 6 months.
  8. Mixmax: Free Mixmax Small Business for 1 year.
  9. Intercom: Free Intercom for 1 year, with a 20% discount thereafter.
  10. Airtable: $2,000 in Airtable credits.
  11. Vercel: Pioneers receive $1,200 in Vercel credits and a 10% discount forever.

Additional Features

  • Equity Exchange: Pioneer asks for 1% of the company’s common stock in exchange for the benefits provided.
  • Optional Investment: Pioneer offers an optional $20,000 investment at the startup’s last round’s valuation or $2M, whichever is higher.
  • Networking Opportunities: Pioneers have the chance to meet other founders who have raised significant capital from renowned firms like Sequoia, a16z, and Y Combinator.
  • Mentorship: Pioneers have access to a network of advisors and the Pioneer team, offering practical advice and feedback.
  • Summit in San Francisco: An opportunity for Pioneers to spend a month with other founders, attending dinners, talks with successful entrepreneurs, and more.
  • Fundraising Support: Pioneers can present at a virtual demo day where they’re interviewed by top Silicon Valley investors. Pioneer also occasionally invests more than the initial $20k.