Become a Startup Scout
Boost VC

Join the VC Startup Scout program where you'll have the opportunity to fuel innovation and harness new ideas. It's your chance to drive change while building an extensive network in the startup ecosystem.


Boost VC is a pre-seed venture capital firm and startup accelerator that was founded in 2012. It leverages technology focused on forging the future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, VR/AR (Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality), AI (Artificial Intelligence) and other unique technologies.

The co-founders of the firm are Adam Draper, the fourth-generation venture capitalist, and Brayton Williams. Both have a dedicated focus on sourcing startups that emerge from sectors that often face regulatory challenges.

Boost VC's accelerator program provides housing, office space, and investment in exchange for equity. The program takes place twice a year, with each cohort lasting for three months.

Boost VC has backed more than 250 companies to date. One notable success story is the investment in Etherscan, a Block Explorer and Analytics Platform for Ethereum. Another is Coinbase, a digital currency exchange, that as of 2020 is valued at more than 8 billion USD.

Among the successful founders related to Boost VC is Brian Armstrong, the Co-Founder & CEO of Coinbase. There is also Matthew Liu, the Co-Founder of Origin Protocol, a platform that enables the creation of peer-to-peer marketplaces.

Boost VC also has several related initiatives. One such important example is Tribe 12, a pre-seed program for Sci-Fi Tech startups, with the potential of offering up to a $500k investment.

One important particularity of Boost VC is its focus on specific sectors such as cryptocurrency and VR, which differentiates it from other accelerators that might have a broader tech focus. They also provide physical housing which sets them apart from other accelerators.

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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Available Programs

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Co-Working Space Organiser

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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