Become a Startup Scout

Join the VC Startup Scout program and gain unparalleled exposure to the promising world of venture capital. Enhance your business acumen while catalyzing ambitious startups. Step into a journey of learning, influence, and growth.


Amplify.LA is a prominent startup accelerator based in Venice, Los Angeles, California. Established in 2011, it specializes in providing seed funding, strategic mentorship, and office space to young technology companies.

In its decade-long journey, Amplify.LA has invested in more than 100 startups with notable ones like Clutter, a tech-enabled storage company that got a Series C funding of $200 Million, and AIO Robotics, a 3D printer manufacturer that raised $40K in seed funding from investors including Idealab, The Orphanage, and others. Other successful ventures include Invested.In, a crowdfunding platform for startups.

Amplify.LA operates with a diverse set of successful mentors and investors. Some of these include Gil Elbaz, the founder of Factual; Brian Lee, the co-founder of The Honest Company and LegalZoom; and Mike Jones, former CEO of Myspace. The wide array of industry specialists and experienced entrepreneurs brings forth immense value to the startups that Amplify.LA invests in.

One of the significant particularities of Amplify.LA is their hands-on approach to working with startups. Besides funding, their four months programme provides the selected startups with a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum that includes mentor-led education sessions, and weekly progress check-ins.

Amplify.LA has also shown dedication to the entrepreneurship community with initiatives like Amplify Salon Series where they host an invite-only evening reception featuring a special guest speaker from the tech world.

In conclusion, with a mission to help teams find product/market fit in the burgeoning tech ecosystem of Los Angeles, Amplify.LA is a launchpad for entrepreneurs raising the bar in diverse sectors.

As a Scout, You Can...

Kickstart Your Venture Capital Career

Showing your skills in picking successful startups and advising founders is the surest way to build your reputation and secure a venture capital role.

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Help Your Ecosystem Thrive

Your community, region, or group thrives when its founders are given the chance to succeed before going back and reinvesting in their comunities.

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Earn a Share in Startups Without Investing in Them

Earn a share in startups you scout without the funds to invest directly just like a VC partner.

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Monetise Your Content & Community

As a podcaster, community manager, or event organiser you have a front-row seat to interesting startups which you can monetise by helping them fundraise.

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Create a Fairer Society

By identifying under-represented founders you're level the playing field for anyone to success based on merit independent from their social or ethnic background.

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Help Friends Get Funded

Help your friends who are neck-deep in their startups get the funding they need to succeed.

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Grow Your Personal Brand

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Startup Investor?

Amplify.LA (University) is the perfect place to find cutting edge dealflow opportunities from individuals, startups, and innovations. Join us to stay up to date with the latest trends and be the first to invest.

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Do you help run a co-working space as an organiser or a greeter? Do you come across interesting entrepreneurs and startups?

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Event Organiser

Do you organise an event, conference, or trade show? Help your founder attendees get discovered.

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Are you active in the entrepreneurship club at your college? Doing an MBA? Or are you a PHD student at a technical university? Help your fellow students get funded.

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