Silicon Valley In Your Pocket - an 8 week online virtual accelerator.

We help founders anywhere make their startups investor-ready so they can raise funding, hire staff, develop their technology and scale their operations.

We would love to share more about how we can help your startup and see if this is a good time for us to work together.

Imagine taking the guesswork out of the fundraising journey . . .

What if you could focus building your investable company - knowing that once you are ready to fundraise, you have a bridge to Silicon Valley. Moreover, imagine if you could build the critical aspects of your startup with help from accredited Silicon Valley investors and experts.

No More Wasting Time.

No more guessing which investors to approach, where to find them or how to approach them. We help you focus on building the most investable version of your startup and give you access to Silicon Valley connections once you are ready.

We believe the most important thing you can do is make yourself investable. Once you are ready, we are in a position to make the right connections for you in Silicon Valley and beyond. To ensure that we take vetted, prepared startups to the right investors and partners -  we use our proprietary investor-readiness assessment framework. 

 What You Will Achieve


Improve Your Investor-Readiness

Determine your current Investor-readiness score. Accredited investors will calculate your current score using our proprietary assessment framework and our team will work with you to focus on what is most important to improve your readiness.

Due-diligence Documentation

Set Up Your Online Deal Room

Create your private deal room using our templates combined with feedback from accredited investors so that you can have all the documents an investor might need when doing due diligence in consideration of an investment in your business. You will also create a public deal room for circulation on established investor platforms.

Growth Hacking

Adjust Your Business Strategies

When you achieve an appropriate readiness score, a bridge to Silicon Valley networks, resources and accredited investors will be available to accelerate your path to market.

Live Investor Pitch Day

Perfect Your Startup Pitch

Get insightful guidance from accredited investors to ensure that your 7-minute pitch video reflects your startup’s story and key performance metrics in the best light so that you can stand out immediately.

It was a privilege to work with the team at SVIYP and our organization is incredibly thankful for the continued education, support, and encouragement. Everyone involved provided incredibly valuable feedback and expertise which directly contributed to our growth and future success.
– Chelsie Lee 

Co-Founder  & CEO Shipsi U.S.A

Jeff played a vital role as we dealt with product development and raising seed funding. He introduced us to key people, developing into important partnerships vital to our business. He assisted in our funding process by facilitating introductions to Skydeck, Bee Partners, and others. I highly appreciated my time with Jeff in helping me to grow my business and be successful within Silicon Valley and beyond.
– MArio ornelas 

Co-Founder  & CEO zonetap, inc

Jeff and Kal helped us build long-term relationships with key players in Silicon Valley, also, putting together a top board of directors and advisors. We were introduced to investors and invited to attend/present at highly selective events in Silicon Valley. This helped us work on partnerships, increase our company exposure, gain access to market, and learn “how Silicon Valley Works” from the inside. Our company has benefited immensely, it’s been night and day since I met them.
– Manuel tiglio 

Ceo & chairman of the board, fastechMedia inc

Our experience with the SVIYP Team and Process has been absolutely fantastic.  Startup Veterans evaluating our Pitch and providing us with content specific to our areas of need has been incredibly helpful to our team and business.
– jake kovalcik 

Co-Founder  & CEO Sportslocker U.S.A

“They’ve worked with over 950 startups in three years from countries including the USA, South Korea, Spain, South Africa, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Republic of Georgia, Turkey, France, Mexico, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, and more”
Meet your lead instructors

Jeff Wallace

Silicon Valley Angel Investor & SVIYP Co-Founder.
Secured over $40 Million in equity and debt financing from accredited, angel investors, strategic partners and banking institutions. Forged a strategic partnership with Apple by securing a personal meeting with Steve Jobs. Led one start-up from zero to over $100 million in sales in a 4-year period. Co-Founder and President of The Batchery – a Silicon Valley incubator serving more than 100 startups from around the world.

Kali Ilunga

Silicon Valley startup advisor & SVIYP Co-Founder.
Raised funding from angel investors in New York, Silicon Valley and Johannesburg. Signed partnership with Microsoft to use mobile technology to educate 55,000 young people. Accepted into Founders Circle (Voted #1 Incubator for Global Entrepreneurs by Forbes) 1.5 million downloads of products he has built. Keynote speaker (“Innovation and Disruption”) at over 30 conferences across 5 countries. Has spoken at Harvard, World Bank, TBWA and more.

Kal Deutsch

Silicon Valley investor-advisor & SVIYP Co-Founder.

Former CEO and Managing Partner of The Batchery – a Silicon Valley incubator serving more than 100 startups from around the world. Held a number of executive positions at companies ranging from Fortune 100 including Visa, Wells Fargo, and Price Waterhouse. Travels internationally to facilitate entrepreneur and startup workshops and boot-camps at incubators, accelerators, corporations and universities.

Our strength lies in our diversity. With different experiences we drive innovation and creativity.
your coaching support
Rory Scott
Visa | Paypal | Yahoo
Experienced product management instructor for tech companies – Senior Product Manager at Visa. Specialties include defining and designing a product, measuring and iterating product success, successful product demos and managing a product team.
Martina Abrahams
square | google | YHMAB
Launched and managed a Kickstarter campaign generating $25, 000 in 30 days – for her startup; YHMAB. Launched products at Square, Google and Adroll – increasing revenue and adoption through focused go-to-market strategies.
Leonid Igolnik
angel investor | executive vp engineering | technology keynote speaker
Enterprise application specialist with experience in leadership and management of all aspects of software development life cycle in tech organizations. Specialties: setup and refactoring of software development teams. Enterprise software design, SAAS – software as a service.

meet our global team
Ijeoma Oguegbu
head of operations- santiago, chile
David Mumuni
founder relations- new york, U.S.a
Summer Kim
sviyp intern- seoul, south korea
Register now for the
Silicon Valley Masterclass – The Investability Blueprint
Learn the 9 things that make your startup investor-ready for Silicon Valley. Presented by Silicon Valley investors and SVIYP co-founders – Jeff Wallace and Kal Deutsch. Hosted by SVIYP co-founder Kali Ilunga.

Do you want to work with us one-on-one?

If you enroll in our accelerator program, you’ll have access to our SVIYP Concierge. This concierge service is designed to assist founders who are raising $1.5M+ to pursue scaling a post-revenue business. SVIYP will pair you with an accredited investor in Silicon Valley to walk alongside you through the fundraising process – after ensuring you are an investable company.  We limit participation to 5 startups per calendar quarter.

“Jeff calmly steered us out of the engineering labs and into the marketplace, giving us the confidence to launch our initial product and gather valuable feedback. Jeff introduced me to: valuable members of my team, investors, other advisors, fellow entrepreneurs, hardware/software development houses, and other key players both inside/outside Silicon Valley. Jeff secured for us and sat in with us during key meetings at companies such as GAP and Levi’s. By helping negotiate with potential customers & investors, Jeff made our fundraising process much simpler.“

"One of the advantages of doing something quickly is if you do something wrong you can change it. In a startup, absolutely nothing happens unless you make it happen."


Free Investor Readiness Self-Assessment

Use our tool to calculate how investor ready you are. Go from uncertain to confident – It’s Free!

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