Get matched with venture capital investors

SoCal Venture Pipeline

Current and Past SVP Companies

About the SoCal Venture Pipeline

The SoCal Venture Pipeline (SVP) program helps SoCal-based founders get access to sources of institutional capital for Seed and Series A funding. After a thorough vetting process via two committees of experienced investors,  startups accepted into the SVP program receive personal introductions to VCs with a proven track record of funding similar startups or that match their investment thesis.

SoCal Venture Pipeline Accepted Companies

Startups we have accepted into the program and are currently seeking funding.

Investors: Join our relationship network

The Alliance has established a nationwide network of over 200 institutional investors who receive curated personal introductions to high quality startups ready for Seed and Series A funding who match their investment thesis and previous investments. Join our relationship network to get connected to high potential startup founders.

SoCal Venture Pipeline Alumni

Startups who have successfully raised funding or were acquired.

Our Sponsors Make SVP A Free Service

We take no fees, equity or compensation from startups or investors because the program is generously underwritten by Banc of California, as well as Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, KPPB, and HVTC. When you’re fabulously successful, we will brag about you.

Lead Sponsor

Banc of California

As one of the strongest and most trusted banks headquartered in California, we have the resources and expertise to help your business grow and succeed.

Additional Sponsors

Startups Apply Now

Get matched with the right Seed and Series A investors. These are warm introductions that could change your life.

Program FAQ

What is the SoCal Venture Pipeline?

The SoCal Venture Pipeline is a program developed by The Alliance for SoCal Innovation designed to assist founders in Southern California in accessing institutional capital. We facilitate strategic introductions to VCs suited for Seed and Series A funding.

Who is eligible to apply?

Founders based in Southern California who are preparing to raise their first round of institutional Seed or Series A funding within the next 6 to 12 months are eligible. We cater to various tech industry verticals.

What are the criteria for a startup to be considered ready for Seed or Series A funding?

Key indicators include a minimum raised through angel funding, product market presence, customer traction, a dedicated team, and a scalable business model. Specific requirements vary for Seed and Series A stages. Check out our full FAQ page for more detailed criteria

Is there a cost to apply?

No, there is no cost to apply. Our sponsors cover the operational expenses of the program.

How does the selection process work?

Applications are first reviewed by Alliance staff, followed by evaluation and feedback from our community. The final decision is made by our Selection Committee, which meets monthly.

What support can I expect if accepted into the program?

Once accepted, you’ll receive strategic introductions to VCs, guidance on pitching and presenting your startup, and access to our network of resources and mentors.

What happens if my startup is not accepted?

If not selected, we provide feedback and referrals to resources to address areas needing improvement. We encourage founders to reapply after further development.

Can I reapply if my startup has evolved since a previous application?

Absolutely! We welcome reapplications from startups that have achieved new milestones or overcome previous challenges.

How are conflicts of interest handled?

We maintain high standards of integrity and transparency. Any potential conflicts of interest with committee members or founders must be disclosed to the Alliance.

How is my application data used and protected?

Your application data is strictly used for evaluation purposes within the SoCal Venture Pipeline program and is not sold or shared externally. We are committed to maintaining confidentiality and data security.

Upcoming events

Connect with the SoCal innovation community through highly curated leadership workshops and focused events that drive high quality relationships.