Newchip Accelerator & Our Venture Partner Network

Seed funding has become more and more difficult to obtain outside the valley, so we created partnerships between accelerators, incubators, angels groups, VC funds, and investment platforms to create the Newchip Accelerator.

Accelerator Goal 

We work intensively with you to get your company into the best possible shape, refine your pitch to investors, and help you raise from our network.

We have 6 funding paths: Venture Capital Partners, Accelerator Partners, Angel Networks, our Graduation Expo, and Investment Platforms. 

Our program works with companies up to Series A around the world and offers access to entrepreneurs of all backgrounds and experiences.

Graduation week you pitch to a carefully curated, invite-only investor pool- where we’ve had million dollar commitments and acquisitions result. 

Investment Process

We require all startups to complete one of our accelerator programs so that we can introduce you to our investors, partners, and even potential acquirers.

We commit and invest in top graduating startup’s rounds depending on your company stage, due diligence, price, and our co-investors.

In exchange for covering the tuition of the program, funds take a warrant option to invest in your company up to $120k as we complete our due diligence. 

The accelerator allows us to build a relationship and complete our diligence process in a way that helps you succeed whether our fund invest or not. 

 

Meet The Awesome, Diverse, and Veteran Team

We come from all over the world, have built and ran companies ourselves, and have the expertise to help you build and scale.

Ryan
Rafols

FOUNDER & CEO, NEWCHIP
GENERAL PARTNER, JOURNEY VP

Joshua
Lawton

MANAGING PARTNER, JOURNEY VP
ACCELERATOR DIRECTOR, NEWCHIP

Nihar
Patel

MANAGING PARTNER, JOURNEY VP
ACCELERATOR DIRECTOR, NEWCHIP

Laurie
Cercone

VENTURE
PARTNER

Jason
Frick

VENTURE
PARTNER

Armando
Vera

VICE PRESIDENT
OPERATIONS

Ishaan
Chopra

SENIOR VENTURE
ASSOCIATE

Isabella
Medford

VENTURE
ASSOCIATE

Greg
Bomberg

VENTURE
ASSOCIATE