VCJ Straw Poll: What’s Your Take on the Proliferation of Incubators?

By Venture Capital Journal — 5 years ago

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Incubators are all the rage. Y Combinator, TechStars and 500 Startups Accelerator, among others, are reshaping the seed company landscape and projections are that more than 100 new incubators will soon take root.

Just last month, five firms. including Charles River Ventures and Highland Capital Partners, came together to form CriticalMass, an incubator that will exist inside the Cambridge Innovation Center incubator in Boston.

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Harvard MBA Student to Launch Business Incubator with Support from Accel-CORRECTED

By Venture Capital Journal — 5 years ago

In the white-hot incubator space, social activist Halle Tecco, who’s graduating from Harvard Business School in the spring, is preparing to launch a San Francisco-based incubator focused on developing industrial strength applications in mobile healthcare. Tecco (pictured) said her incubator, Rock Health, would be loosely modeled on Y Combinator, which a couple of weeks ago […]

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Dave McClure’s 500 Startups Joins Incubator Trend; Will VCs Respond?

By Mark Boslet — 5 years ago

The early stage/seed game is changing, and Silicon Valley’s venture firms need to start playing by the new rules. New-generation incubators are taking root, and the valley’s traditional firms aren’t participating, despite the relatively small amount of investment. First it was Y Combinator. Yuri Milner and Ron Conway’s SV Angel last month decided to give […]

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