SoCal Venture Pipeline powered by Pacific Western Bank

Matching Seed and Series-A ready SoCal startups with venture capital investors

Get matched with the right Seed and Series A investors.

Since 2015, companies in this program have raised +$650M

Are you raising a Seed or Series A round of funding ($1M to 4M+) in the next 6 to 12 months? The SoCal Venture Pipeline program selects SoCal entrepreneurs raising institutional funding and directly introduces them to capital providers from our deep nationwide relationship network.

We take no fees, equity or compensation from startups. The program is generously underwritten by Pacific Western Bank, as well as Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and KPPB LLP. When you’re fabulously successful, we will brag about you.

Why are we doing this? We are committed to ensuring that entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and SoCal communities have access to capital and opportunity. The SVP program’s primary goal is to fix the access gap that is holding back entrepreneurs in need of additional capital who don’t currently have access to the right network of investors to help them continue to grow and thrive. We are also giving nationwide investors access to the unparalleled innovation network within SoCal — the value goes both ways!

Apply to Access the SoCal Venture Pipeline

Get matched & receive personal investor introductions.

How it works

  1. You apply by providing detailed non-proprietary information.

  2. Applications are reviewed monthly by our neutral investment committee of seasoned investors. We only accept startups that fit the program requirements and who will be attractive to institutional Seed and Series-A investors. 

  3. Startups accepted into the program will be matched based on their investment profile and receive personal introductions to targeted capital investors.

Still have questions? Please read our FAQ for more details.

Lead Sponsor



Ebrahim Bhaiji
Chief Operating Officer
Castifi Inc.

“The Alliance for Southern California Innovation has been a tremendous resource for my startup Castifi, a pre-series A startup. Their team was able to quickly understand the problem we’re solving and made an impactful introduction within the entertainment industry to City National Bank’s Venture Fund.”

Phoebe Yu
Founder and CEO

“SoCal Venture Pipeline is a great program. It’s super easy to apply and they move very quickly. I already got a few great VC intros that are interested in our Series A round.”

Ashley Crowder
Founder and CEO

“The SoCal Venture Pipeline team offers their support, guidance, and network to companies, and doesn’t take equity or fees. Why would you not apply to receive their help?”

Pipeline Companies