Empowering founders to build the future with Artificial Intelligencetechnology

Our program is designed to equip you with essential resources and tools to pave the way for your success. Drawing from Accel’s experience in company building, we assist you in identifying the right customers who can serve as design partners. The program also provides a vibrant community to ensure a dependable network for problem-solving and support.

We invest in

Companies across early stages, including idea-stage and pre-product

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(We have invested in companies that are no product to under $50K in ARR)

Startups in India, Singapore, Indonesia, and the UAE

Startups where AI is an integral part of the product

The Accel Atoms AI cohort comprises of two distinct components:

AI Community
Open for everyone
building in AI
AI Accelerator
A selected cohort of
up to 5 companies

AI Community

Accel Atoms organizes a number of events, webinars, conferences, hackathons which are open to anyone who wants to be part of the AI community. Our mission is to make experts and information accessible to everyone. We strongly believe that a community of founders, builders, and experts is the cornerstone of rapid adoption of AI.

COLLABORATING WITH EXTERNAL AI COMMUNITY

We also support local communities and AI meetups in different cities. If you are a community admin, write to us at , on how we can help your community.

AI Accelerator

Accel Atoms will select a cohort of up to 5 companies, giving them access to:

  • Investment of up to $500K
  • A community of 200+ Accel founders
  • The Global network of Accel partners and founders
  • Up to $5M+ in perks and benefits from our partners
Perks:
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Google Cloud Platform
$250K in GCP credits, Hands-on workshops, Qwiklabs access for 1 month
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Microsoft Azure
$150K in Azure credits, GitHub credits, 25 Microsoft 365 seats for 1 year, Visual Studios Enterprise and more
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Amazon Web Services
Up to $100K in AWS credits

What kind of companies are we investing in?

We use the following framework to consider companies working with AI.

AI Builders
AI Builders
Foundational AI research and products

Companies that are building models and techniques in:

Text, Audio, Video, 3D & AR/VR, Faster Vector Stores, AI Security, Explainable AI, AI Hardware, GPUs and more.
AI Enablers
AI Enablers
Tools for using AI

Tools that make it easier for product and engineering teams to build AI products, including:

Programming Frameworks, LLM Ops, ML Ops, Prompt Management Tools, AI Observability, Feature Engineering, Steam Processing, Data Integration, ETL Data Governance and more.
AI Users
AI Users
AI-enabled consumer, horizontal and vertical SaaS applications

Companies that leverage AI to craft better customer experiences, and significantly boost productivity in areas such as:

SaaS, Healthcare, Education, Fintech, Robotics, Gaming and more.

Our Portfolio in AI

Accel’s investments in AI have provided us invaluable insights and domain knowledge.

An AI-powered DevTool that enables developers to deliver production-ready source code 10x faster for all kinds of apps

Founders:
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Design to Code Software

Founders:
all

Meritic is a co-pilot for FP&A teams to automate business analytics.

Founders:
all

Open Source Tools for Conversational AI

Founders:
all

Data Platform for AI

Founders:
all

AI Synthetic Video Platform

Founders:
all
Aavenir
Ada
Akto
Algolia
Assembly AI
Dhiwise
Ironclad
Locofy
Rasa
Scale
Sigtuple
Spyne
Synk
Synthesia
Transcend
Vercel

Program Overview

Through this accelerator, we want to support founders building the emerging AI Stack and facilitate them to be the next industry disruptor.

Connect With:
  • 200+ Accel portfolio founders
  • Investors
  • Global Accel Network
Be a part of:
  • Company building workshops
  • Cohort meetups
  • AI community meetups
  • Connects with industry buyers & customers
  • Expert talks + Accel organized AI events
Pitching & Fundraising:
  • Pitch deck building
  • Mock pitches
  • Investor events
Monthly Touch Points
Roadmap highlighting the key areas of focus and subjects that will be explored by the cohort
Key Dates - Current Cohort
APPLICATIONS OPENED
31st July '23
We will receive applications till
10th September for our upcoming cohorts
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
10th Sept ’23
Teams will be informed as and when they
are accepted into the program
COHORT STARTS
9th Oct ’23
Facilitation of the cohort, including both
online and offline sessions

FAQs

What is the difference between Community and Accelerator?
Description
Community
Accelerator
Online expert talks + Accel organised events
AI community meetups (offline)
Accel investments of upto $500K
Perks from our partners worth up to $5M
Access to 250+ Accel portfolio founders network
Access to Accel’s network globally
AI showcase with industry buyers and customers
Offline events with Accel’s investors and portfolio
Company building workshops by Accel instructors
Cohort meetups (online + offline)
Who is the AI Atoms cohort for?
Companies across early stages, including idea-stage and pre-product. Startups in India, Singapore, Indonesia, and the UAE. Startups where AI is an integral part of the product. Learn more about the AI cohort here.
Till when can we apply for the AI Atoms cohort?
We will accept applications on a rolling basis till the 10th of September, 2023.
What will be the program structure for the AI cohort program?
Here is a roadmap highlighting the focus areas and subjects we will explore over the course of the program:
Month
M1
M2
M3
M4
M5
M6
Month
M-1
M-2
M-3
M-4
M-5
M-6
Accel 
Mentoring
Expert
Talks
Cohort
Catchups
AI Comm
Meetups
Company
Building
Workshops
Customer
Showcase
Investors +
Accel
Portfolio
Mixer
Have more questions? Head to our detailed FAQ page