- Location: Asia, China, Shanghai
- Timing of Applications: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
- Focus: Cloud, eCommerce, Internet, Mobile, SaaS, Software, Web-Based
Chinaccelerator, a leading startup accelerator in China, is a mentorship-driven program helping internet startups from around the world cross borders – from the world into China and from China to the world. It is operated by the venture fund SOSV with $300M AUM operating eight global accelerators. Chinaccelerator offers three months of rigorous guidance, training and resources from mentors, partners and investors. The robust and supportive alumni network continues into the startups’ post-Chinaccelerator lifespan.
Since its inception in 2010, Chinaccelerator has helped 100+ companies build a China and global business. One of its co-founders, Cyril Ebersweiler, also founded HAX, the world’s first and largest hardware accelerator. William Bao Bean is the current Managing Director of Chinaccelerator and Partner at SOSV.
Founded in 1994 by Sean O’Sullivan, SOSV — The Accelerator VC — operates eight accelerator programs around the world:
SOSV invests in over 150 companies per year and over its two-decade history has a net realized IRR of over 30%, putting it in the top 5% of private equity managers in the world. The team at SOSV dedicates approximately 20% of our own time promoting big ideas for positive global change, from organizations and movements that focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education to environmental causes such as global warming.