Join the Batchery Network
Why Join Us?
We are redefining the concept of the early-stage incubator. We are a national network of 40 seasoned business leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors. Each of us owns a share of the Batchery–and through that share, a percentage of all our portfolio companies.
Here’s how it works.
Each of our partners makes an initial investment in the Batchery to become members. Not only do you get a share of every startup that graduates during your tenure, you’re incentivized to do what you can to help our startups succeed in the long run. That is our secret sauce - every member has real skin in the game, which results in an exceptional, high-touch experience for each startup that comes through our program
An Investment with Immense Potential
Members in good standing share in the accumulation of our assets over time. Good standing means your investment and eight hours a month minimum of your time–as a coach, as someone helping with Batchery operations, as a reviewer, analyst, investor, or any of the other ways that the Batchery operates.
And, our Batchery Angel Fund reviews each graduating class and provides seed-stage financing to the most promising companies. Investing is optional, but all members get to see the process unfold, evaluate companies, and share in the upside.
“After 25 years teaching Computer Science at U.C. Berkeley, consulting with companies small and large, and co-founding a successful software start-up, I missed the opportunity to work with passionate early-stage entrepreneurs. As a Batchery member, I am learning about new businesses and working with smart and aggressive founders.”
A Vibrant Community
Being a member makes you part of a dynamic national network of seasoned investors, innovators, and business leaders. The community regularly meets online and offline, learns from each other, and travels to meet with entrepreneurs and fellow members.
No matter where you're based, as a member of the Batchery, you gain a strong connection to the heart of innovation, Silicon Valley. We provide a unique 'boots on the ground' advantage, granting you access to the valley's dynamic startup ecosystem while maintaining your location independence. It's the perfect blend of local insight and global reach.
A Learning Community
We are learning together how to coach startups, invest in startups, de-risk our early-stage investments, and understand and take advantage of emerging trends and technologies.
Twice a year, we join together to comb through hundreds of applications to identify the dozen startups that are admitted to each Batch. We share in coaching, networking and driving all the other aspects of running a business. Seasoned experts in each domain guide the teams that help run the Batchery.
For members looking to make a more substantial impact, we offer an additional equity carve-out for those who serve as managing members, join our management committees, teach courses, provide professional services, or invest in each of our graduating classes.
As a former serial entrepreneur and Fortune 500 executive, when I decided to dedicate my time to startups, it was a natural decision to join the Batchery. I’m thrilled to be able to advise and leverage my network to the benefit of the many creative, innovative Batchery entrepreneurs.
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We like to think of ourselves as a boutique incubator, so we purposely limit our cohort to a dozen or so companies twice a year and our membership to 50 partners. This enables us to create a far more intimate experience than other incubators, and a highly engaged community. We seek to offer a wide range of expertise, a diversity of backgrounds, unyielding energy, and authentic goodwill to create an inviting and thriving ecosystem to power our startups.
To begin your journey with us, contact Peter Burghardt. Come and shape the future of startups with the Batchery.