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Q-Zero is excited to expand our ability to power the potential of young entrepreneurs through an investment fund. Since the beginning, our alumni have blown us away with the ventures they continue to work on even after participating in our programs and we want to be there to support them.
What is the Q1 Fund?
Q-Zero’s first investment vehicle aimed at investing in young entrepreneurs in the beginning startup phases and later stage businesses.
If you are picking the team to win, know the players from when they started playing the game.
At 17 years old, Micah participated at Catapult as a Free Agent in our 2014 inaugural cohort hosted at the Harvard Innovation Lab.
“At Catapult, I realized entrepreneurship was more than a hobby and something I wanted to do for the rest of my life”
At 21 years old, Micah:
- First robotics company in history approved by the hospitality industry
- Dropped out of Cornell and declined Techstars acceptance
- QØ Invested during pre-Series A
- QØ Angel Community invested $1mm
Micah at QØ
Accepted as a Free Agent.
Build foundation for relationship
Stayed in touch while @ Cornell.
Micah dropped out to start MaidBot his Sophomore year.
Helped get connected with resources during first $250k Angel raise.
QØ invested after regular Seed Round
Was given the opportunity because of the relationship
Opportunity shared w/ Angel Network
$1mm investment made
QØ maintains pro rata
Invest in the relationship
If cash healthy, invest $10-20k off the balance sheet to lock in pro rata.
An organized community of angel investors.
Will serve as the primary funding vehicle for our emerging startup companies and later stage businesses.
Full Time Accelerator in Santa Barbara
5% equity exchange
2 cohorts per year
Launch Venture Capital Arm
$10-15mm Early Stage Fund for $25-250k.
Additional Special Purpose Funding Vehicles with larger follow-on opportunities ranging from $250-2.5mm
Let’s keep the conversation going.