Jet Fuel for Fundraising & Growth
Flight Path is a modified startup incubator program focused on preparing early stage B2B tech startups for fundraising. We will help you with early stage fundraising strategy, preparing to work with corporates and refining key operational pieces essential for growth.
Flight Path will introduce you to qualified, vetted investors.
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Runway’s Track Record
“The biggest difference is definitely the Runway team, who are trustworthy, passionate, and truly care. They’ve provided excellent support and proactively reach out to each member to see how they can help them (and their companies) succeed. “
Fundraising the Silicon Valley Way
Each week, the Runway team gets inquiries from people looking for help with fundraising. We noticed a surprising trend.
Even though there are more sources of investment capital for B2B tech startups today than ever before, many of these inquiries were from founders that had gone through the top accelerator programs in the country, like TechStars, Y-Combinator, 500 Startups, Alchemist Accelerator and more. These are highly selective programs. So why are these founders still in need of help?
We learned from these founders that while they had good networks, as well as good online investor databases, such as Crunchbase and PitchBook, investor introductions are still very much a challenge.
And introductions matter! It’s not who you know, it’s how they know you. Terrific accelerator programs often do not have investor introductions as part of the program.
Flight Path is built to not only introduce you to investors, but also to vet and qualify them for you!
Who is Flight Path for?
Being in the Flight Path program means you’re joining a tight-knit community of founders and entrepreneurs committed to creating viable companies.
What are we looking for? Good people, scalable businesses.
Investor Introductions: Our Commitment to You
At Runway, we take introductions seriously. To make a quality introduction, we need to know about you and your company and work with you to optimize for investor readiness. We also need to vet the investor(s) identified to be a good fit for your investment opportunity.
A quality investor introduction means that:
1) the startup is prepared and can clearly articulate their opportunity for investment, and
2) the investor has been vetted such that
- they are interested to see deals like yours and
- have agreed to take a call/meeting with you – and
- the call/meeting with the investor/group actually happens.
Runway commits to making at least five (5) quality investor introductions for each startup participating in FlightPath within 90 days of the program start date. If we fail to do so, we will refund you 50% of your program fee.
In the event a FlightPath participating startup does not make sufficient progress towards investor readiness, Runway may decline to make investor introductions on your behalf. In such cases, Runway will refund you 50% of the full program fee.
Trusted by the Best
Acquired by Facebook in 2016
IPO 2017, Acquired by FOX 2019
Acquired by Carlyle 2019
“Runway felt much more human than other places.
The community is laid-back and our team members really like the Happy Hours and connecting with new people. Office hours with mentors are very helpful. We actually met a VC during one of the office hours and we’ve stayed in contact ever since.”
How much does Flight Path Cost?
Flight Path costs $5,746.00 per team**
Included in the price of the program:
**Flight Path cost is based on one to two person per team. Bigger team? Talk to us by clicking below!
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Connecting founders with mentors
We work with 30+ mentors who’ve already been down the road you are traveling and are equipped to guide you in the areas where you need help.
From marketing to finance and product to leadership, they will share their best advice to help you grow and avoid the most common pitfalls along the way.
Amenities and perks
Flight Path gives you access to all of Runway’s workspace amenities, services and perks.
“If there’s a problem you’re working on, like fundraising, there’s always someone who can help.
When we needed a hand on design, we could talk to the right people to help us out. We’ve even had people who’ve been early beta testers! It’s great to have a strong community that’s almost an extension of the team.”
Recognized as one of the best places to work in SF
Your Flight Path Crew
Startup Ecosystem Manager
Learning & Event Manager
Community Success Manager
Apply Today To Be A Part Of The Flight Path Program
Submit your application by October 8.
Cohort to be chosen and notified by October 15
Program Starts October 25