What stage of funding do I need to be pursuing to get started?

The Kerosene program is best suited for founders pursuing series seed or series A capital (typically round sizes of $2-$10M).

Does Kerosene have a specific industry focus?

Kerosene is industry agnostic and supports most software-based companies.

How long does it take the average startup to begin conversations with investors through Kerosene?

All startups complete a 1 to 4 week fundraising preparation program and meet investors as soon as they are prepared. The average total time in the program is 4-6 months.

What is the time commitment for a startup going through the Kerosene program?

Founders can expect to commit a minimum of 8-12 hours per week.

I was or am currently in an accelerator program. Can I still work with Kerosene?

Yes. While fundraising does require a significant amount of time and focus, it is common for founders to participate in accelerator programs while working with Kerosene.

I am actively in the fundraising process. Am I still able to work with Kerosene?

We review all startups on a case-by-case basis. While it is recommended that founders come to Kerosene at the beginning of their fundraising journey, we often work with teams already actively raising.

What percentage of Kerosene Graduates receive funding?

Our warm introductions to our VC partners lead to ~70% of Kerosene graduates receiving funding.

What types of Investors are in the Kerosene network?

Kerosene works with 250+ vetted venture capital funds across the United States. While there are exceptions, most of these funds are industry agnostic and are active seed-stage investors.

What is Kerosene’s business model?

Kerosene’s model is a combination of a monthly program fee (no long term contract) and advisory warrants. Exact fee structures are determined and agreed upon based on the stage and performance of the company.

How do I get started?

Email us at info@kerosene.vc or take the Fundability Assessment. If your start up is a fit, a member of our team will reach out to set up a 30 minute introductory call.