Underdog supports San Francisco Bay Area
Social Enterprises.

About Us

Activities

Investing

We target seed rounds, and often make introductions to other early stage investors.

Talent Management

Leveraging our network and expertise, we help organizations with the entire talent cycle- hiring, onboarding, learning & development, and forming Advisory Boards.

Philanthropy

Advisory Board support, as well as the creation of earned income streams at our not-for-profit grantees.

Organizations

ACCELERATING EDUCATION STARTUPS education technology company Union of Concerned Scientists Network of Teaching Entrepreneurship Junior Achievement Room To Read Stanford Solar Car Project Princeton University Center for Energy and Environment Carett Pasturemap NTFE

Criteria

Underdog looks for the following criteria for those it supports:

WHO

Who is running the show? Are there at least 2 or more full-time entrepreneurs? Do they have the relevant skills- one who understands the market/ “demand” side, and one that understands the solution/ “supply” side?

WHAT

Is the business easy to describe? What is the asset being built, and how protectable is it? Sorry for the cliché, but is it a “vitamin” or “painkiller”?

WHERE

San Francisco Bay Area is our target so we can leverage our network.

WHEN

Is the 1.0 version complete? Is there proof of demand? Reoccurring revenue?

WHY

What drives the founders? What is their vision and how hard will they fight for it? How do they plan to create and measure the social impact of their work?