Scale is an incubator with the characteristics of a high-growth accelerator fund and focused on Founder-First Incubation. Scale’s thesis - The greatest driver of venture returns is the selection of founders strengthened by struggle.
Founders between the coasts are naturally predisposed to adversity & committed to building companies from first principles. At Scale, we invest capital and time into the founder first and then build category-defining companies. We aim to replicate outlier success by handpicking the right individuals.
The team at Scale has built three unicorn startups in Missouri (EquipmentShare, Zapier, &
Veterans United), raised VC funds (Countdown Capital) and are looking to help other entrepreneurs between the coasts do the
- Capital: Scale invests a minimum of $40k for 5%
- Mentorship: guidance from founders who have been in the trenches building VC funds and unicorn businesses in the Midwest
- Space to Build: Free office space at Scale HQ
- Education: an 12 week bootcamp with 28 classes on how to build a business (“Scale Sessions”)