UNDERDOG LABS IS A VENTURE FUND FOCUSED ON VERY EARLY STAGE OPPORTUNITIES. WE ARE DEDICATED TO HELPING MISSION DRIVEN FOUNDERS NAVIGATE THE EARLY STARTUP WATERS TO BUILD AND LAUNCH TRULY TRANSFORMATIONAL COMPANIES.
ENTREPRENEURS VERY EARLY
IDENTIFY & PARTNER WITH EXCEPTIONAL FOUNDERS AT PRE-SEED AND SEED STAGE
ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT WITH OUR PORTFOLIO EARLY ON
WORK SIDE BY SIDE WITH OUR FOUNDERS TO TACKLE THE EARLY CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES
PROVIDE GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT AS COMPANY GROWS
MAINTAIN A LONG TERM PARTNERSHIP TO HELP THE COMPANY SCALE
WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN ENTREPRENEURS
We hunt for passionate entrepreneurs with the X-factor.
Must have unique insight into a huge problem that needs solving.
And strong vision for applying emerging technology to solve it.
Do you have a burning need to solve a problem? Does your background give you a unique insight into how to fix something using technology?
Submit an application for us to review.
Note that we have a strong preference for entrepreneurs who have been referred from our network - let us know if you know someone we know.
All other inquiries email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are experienced start up founders with multiple exits under our belt. Highly successful angel investors who understand what it takes to create something from nothing.
Our team provides engineering, product & design resources to help our member entrepreneurs build prototypes and get to market.
Most importantly, we bring an incredibly powerful network to our founders to help them solve all the critical path challenges from sales & marketing, to technical architecture and beyond.
EXAMPLES OF SUCCESS
IPO & Exits:
ZipRealty, OpenTable, Trulia, LiveRamp, 10Footwave, Trails.com, Titan, Frontleaf (Zuora), Pillow (Expedia)
Co-founding & Incubating:
HealthDesk, GetawayZone/VacationSpot (EXPE), Pagewise (Demand Media), DealBase (HotelTonight), FlexJobs, Sharefaith, Roost (VerticalResponse), Perfect Coffee (Blue Bottle/Nestle)
Experienced operator with entrepreneurial DNA. Loves the challenge of generating high-growth. Founded / co-founded & sold several venture-backed companies. Held operating / leadership roles at large public companies.
Lifetime entrepreneur and startup investor/advisor that loves early stage company building. Over 30+ years of consistent superior returns from hands-on involvement in startups.