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Tap into the extensive network of enterprise companies, mentors, and investors the Bay Area has to offer.

Cohort 3 application deadline is June 7th and the cohort will start on July 1st, 2015

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Acceleprise SF will invest $30,000 in exchange for 5% equity.


Companies will go through a 4 month program where they will get access to mentors, investors and a structured curriculum covering topics such as UX/Design, Sales, Distribution, Fundraising, Customer Acquisition, Hiring and more.

Office Space

Companies will be required to work from our office space in San Francisco, which is highly subsidized through our partnership with Silicon Valley Bank.

Seed Funding

Acceleprise will help you create the perfect pitch and connect you with investors to help you raise a seed round.

The Team

Michael Cardamone – Managing Director and General Partner

Michael Cardamone – Managing Director and General Partner

Michael was an early employee on the BD team at Box and more recently led BD and partner marketing at AcademixDirect.  He has made several angel investments and is an advisor to a couple other startups. Michael has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University and a MBA from Columbia University.

Karen  Appleton – General Partner

Karen Appleton – General Partner

Karen was a founding member of the executive team at Box and currently serves as the SVP of Global Alliances.  Prior to that role, she led all BD efforts and led a task force for Box’s international expansion.   Karen holds a B.S from Towson University and a Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins.

Rowan Trollope – General Partner

Rowan Trollope – General Partner

Rowan spent 23+ years in various product and executive roles at Symantec and is currently the SVP & GM of the Collaboration Technology Group at Cisco.  Rowan is an angel investor and advisor to several enterprise tech companies, and currently holds 7 patents.

Nick Mehta – General Partner

Nick Mehta – General Partner

Nick is currently the CEO of Gainsight, a rapidly growing SaaS company that has raised over $29M in funding from top VC’s.  Prior to Gainsight, Nick was the CEO of LiveOffice (acquired by Symantec) and an EIR at Accel Partners.   He has made several angel investments in enterprise startups, including Hoopla, which has raised over $10M in venture funding.   Nick holds an A.B/S.M. from Harvard.

San Francisco Portfolio Companies

Cohort 1

Cohort 2


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