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Investment Focus

Where founders get their first fund.

Spearhead gives founders their first fund and teaches them the craft of angel investing. Founders get capital, mentorship from leading angels and access to a community of elite alumni.

Why should I apply?

Entrepreneurship is a career that goes from founding startups to investing in them. You may start one or two companies over your career—but you can invest for a lifetime.

Most founders invest in companies they’re already helping, so they get compensated for their time and align incentives. Founders also get better at running their company after sitting on the other side of the table.

Who should apply?

You should be:

  • A current founder of a technology company with deep knowledge of your market; the typical founder has raised a Series Seed or later from notable VCs
  • Spearhead is focused on founders in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York City, Boston, and their surrounding areas—but we will consider exceptional founders from other cities
  • Passionate about learning the craft of angel investing and helping other founders

We’re particularly interested in technical founders who have access to compelling early-stage companies due to their reputation and expertise.



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Further Reading

Spearhead launches $100M fourth fund to transform founders into top-notch VC investors

Spearhead announced today that it has raised $100 million for its fourth fund. The basic outline of the program remains the same, but what’s changed is what happens after the formal Spearhead program has finished.


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Founders are extraordinarily busy, even for their own investors. A decade ago, they might have had relationships with a handful of VC partners as they scaled their businesses and raised additional rounds of capital.


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