What is 50Folds

We’re a team of experts who love to build startups. Drawing on experience gained in companies such as Delivery Hero, Groupon, Lazada and others. We have the network and knowledge, supported with methodologies we have developed, to help entrepreneurs fuck up less and grow more. In short, it’s a very long accelerator, designed bespoke for each startup.

We build startups at two stages: ideation (Incubation) and pre-seed (acceleration).

Startup is a bitch (there, we said it)


  • Your savings are running out and the gf/bf is nagging you

    You have a massive opportunity cost quitting your job to try beat the odds, right? You only have so much runway before you have to give up on the dream. Would be cool to make sure you don’t fuck up doing dumb stuff and have to save up for 2 years to try again, right?

  • You're the CEO, YAY! Only it's more lonely than the 40y/o virgin on Friday night

    You need to keep up appearances, right? You feel you need to tell everyone ‘everything is awesome’ like you are in a stupid Lego movie. There is no one to talk to that understands, or finds what you do is super fascinating!

  • I thought investors are throwing money at everyone?

    Investment is not as easy to get as you thought, right? Also you read stories such as from Box, that even if you build a freakin unicorn, you can still be driving a Honda, if you don’t get the terms right. And there are soooo many terms!

  • Like, I could go to an accelerator, but I need help after 3 months, dude!

    There is some new program on every street corner showing what they got these days, enticing you with their wily demo day ways. You’re a scientist/artist with something that is making the establishment sweat, and think these could help… only what happens after?

  • There is SO MUCH I didn't know I didn't know!

    Sure you are smart as a whip, and read ‘dumb ideas’ getting funded on TC every day, but it isn’t quite as easy as you thought. You tried raising some cash and an angel wanted 3x participating preferred liquidation preference, now you’re figuring out if your business model has a LTV greater than 4x CAC, on top of recruiting, KPIs, culture… shit.

50Folds was founded because startup shouldn’t be so frickin hard!

50Folds supports founders

We’re a team of experts who love to build startups. We know it shouldn’t be so hard, so we did something about it. Drawing on experience gained in companies such as Delivery Hero, Groupon, Lazada and others. We have the network, over 100 mentors and knowledge, supported with methodologies we have developed, to help entrepreneurs fuck up less and grow more. In short, it’s a very long accelerator, designed bespoke for each startup.

We build startups at two stages: ideation (Incubation) and pre-seed (acceleration).

Join the [Anti]Accelerator
“I have a startup and it’s time to make it 50Folds”

[Anti] Accelerator

We partner with pre-institutionally funded startups. Not like an accelerator.

A lifelong support structure to grow in

Founders need specialty support in areas that take a long time to learn and are hard to get access to. This is predominantly in business model strategy, scaling, processes and fundraising, not to mention network access for mentorship and recruitment.
Everyone needs someone to call at midnight to help them think through problems.

Join the Incubator
“I’m an awesome founder looking for a team and an idea to kick ass with”

Incubation

We create a new startup together, from scratch.