Seed & Series-A

Funding Accelerator Program

Our investment programs match startups with carefully curated investors & funding opportunities from Larta’s ecosystem.

Program Overview

Larta Institute’s early-stage funding accelerator programs are designed to quickly match a promising idea with strategic funding.

The programs are small and focused intensive 8-week cohorts – the objective is to prepare the startup to be investment ready, and then pitch to & negotiate with curated angel, seed, or Series-A  investors from Larta’s ecosystem.

Who's Eligible?

Any startup/alumni who has participated in a Larta program


No cost to participate, but cohorts are selective

Enrollment Deadlines

Applications will open in October 2021
Next cohort being planned for January 2022




Average of 8-12 hours per week

Interested in joining this program?

Answer a few short questions, and our team will be in touch with next steps and more info.

What to expect.

Refine your Investment Objectives & Pitch

Work with Larta’s team of experts and mentors to rapidly  review, refine, and finalize your investment objectives,  strategy, plan, and pitch. Identify the best-fit investors to align to your vision and needs.

Prepare your Dataroom and Readiness

Ensure everything is ready to talk to investors.

Investor Introductons, Meetings & Pitches

Meet with carefully curated investors from Larta’s ecosystem who are matched to your opportunity.

Negotiate Terms

The program’s objective is to move quickly towards a  consortium of investors, term sheet, and deal.

Support from a Dedicated Expert

Collaborate with a dedicated ‘Principal Advisor’

Startup Education & Content

Access Larta’s library of resources, and attend monthly webinars with leading industry experts

Since presenting at the Ag Innovation Showcase and introductions to key players within ag tech, we have raised tens of millions of dollars of institutional capital across multiple rounds of funding. This wouldn't be possible without Larta Institute.

Matt Crisp

Co-Founder & CEO
Benson Hill

Collaborate 1:1 with an expert Larta 'Principal Advisor' during the program. We have a team of 125+ highly experienced mentors.

Our programs are led by seasoned industry experts with deep sector knowledge. Each startup is assigned a dedicated Principal Advisor to guide their journey from idea to sustainable enterprise.

Principal Advisor

Kwame Ulmer

Kwame Ulmer brings 20+ years of experience evaluating medical technologies in the government and serving in senior operating roles at medical device companies.
Principal Advisor

David Whelan

David is the CEO of BioScience LA.
Principal Advisor

Olga Yermolenko

Olga advises family office clients on social impact and venture investment opportunities and has diligenced over $450m worth of deals.
Principal Advisor

Rachel Costello

Rachel led project management and business development for Tesla’s Energy Products Team.

Utilize our proven products during your program to accelerate your startup.

Our portfolio of 30+ products & tools for startups have been designed & proven over 25-years to accelerate translating R&D ideas into sustainable enterprises. 

Our bench of highly experienced experts/mentors work 1:1 with startup founders to deliver our products, customized to your stage of growth and specific goals. 

Access our global innovation platform & ecosystem.

Larta’s network includes some of the most forward-thinking startups, investors, businesses, philanthropists, community organizations, and government agencies.

Our innovation platform & ecosystem power our startup programs to accelerate new science & technology – by providing a unique combination of connections, resources, and funding.

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