Company-building designed for exceptional founders
Greylock Edge harnesses our decades of expertise in guiding founders from inception to IPO and beyond. Three-month access to Greylock's resources, AI Researchers in Residence, hiring and customer services. We don't require that Edge companies take capital from Greylock. We provide flexible funding ranging from a priced seed round to an uncapped SAFE note, to no capital at all. Additionally, we offer $500K+ in credits with AWS, Google, Microsoft and more.
Idea and Market Selection
Identify and refine a new or existing company concept. Our market map highlights areas we believe are particularly fertile for innovation.
We leverage our customer and expert network to do in-depth pain-point discovery and validation together.
Customers and Design Partners
We collaborate on constructing a design partner program, and leverage our network to identify the first five design partners.
Initial Team Building
Our in-house recruiting team works to help recruit your first engineers, product managers and designers.
What we are
What we are not
A bespoke company building program with direct access to Greylock investors, expertise and company building resources.
A scaled startup accelerator or incubator.
Flexible terms at the founder’s choice. Raise a full round, an uncapped note, or no capital at all.
Set terms and required dilution upfront in order for you to join the program.
Focused on a very select handful of founders on a rolling basis.
Structured as large batches across domains.
Ruthlessly prioritize your time advancing idea refinement, customer development, and recruiting.
Generic programming on company building.
What funding options are available through Edge?
Edge is designed to help build exceptional companies. By design, we don’t have standardized funding terms. We ask you to guide us on how you’d like to capitalize your company.
We don’t require an investment from Greylock in order to be part of Edge. For founders who would like an investment, we have the flexibility to do what’s best for the company – ranging from a priced seed round to an uncapped SAFE note, to no capital at all.
What’s the catch?
There isn't one. Our goal is to work closely together and to build a long-term partnership. If after working with us in Edge, you decide not to seek funding from Greylock, you are fully able to and encouraged to explore fundraising opportunities with any other investors.
What is the time commitment?
There is no standard programming or mandatory meetings to be spent with us. We expect you to be fully committed to company building - with or without us.
What do I need to have to apply?
Edge is designed to meet founders where they are, especially from the very onset at Day Zero. If you possess unwavering dedication to embarking on a journey to build a significant enterprise, we’re eager to engage with you – no other prerequisites necessary.
Am I too early?
No, you're not. Greylock has a decades-long track record of partnering with founders who are pre-idea and supporting them in developing conviction for what they want to build. In fact, we particularly love meeting before an idea has been conceived.
I already raised some funding, am I too late?
No, you're not. Edge is designed for founders in the early stages of company-building, which includes founders that have raised pre-seed or seed funding, and/or have participated in a startup accelerator or incubator.
When can I apply?
We take applications on a rolling basis, you can apply anytime in the form below.
Our Greylock Idea Map is a selection of areas we believe are particularly ripe for innovation. Though these are areas we’ve spent time thinking about, our greatest excitement comes when an entrepreneur introduces us to a thesis we’ve never imagined before.Learn More
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