Pioneer

Pioneer

Pioneer is company and accelerator that holds a weekly contest. Winners of the contest receive funding for their project and advice from the Pioneer community.

The contest

Pioneer holds a contest every week. Other participants give feedback and allocate points. The more progress a participant makes, the higher their score will be. Each week, the top-ranked participants win investments from Pioneer. Players who win 3 times become Pioneers.

Pioneers receive $7,000 in cash and Stellar with the possibility for a $100,000 investment, a round-trip ticket to San Francisco and access to the online community of Pioneer.

Funding

Pioneer is funded by Stripe and Marc Andreessen.

Timeline

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Daniel Gross

Founder

Jenny Ning

Employee

Rishi Narang

Employee

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Lucas Matney
February 28, 2020
TechCrunch
There are plenty of accelerators aiming to sway young startups to join their ranks rather than apply to Y Combinator, but Pioneer's sell is a bit different. First off, they are fully remote; founders selected to participate in the program chat with advisors via video chat. Second, Pioneer is largely looking at companies that aren't [...]
Lucas Matney
February 19, 2020
TechCrunch
Amid skyrocketing operating expenses, remote work has become an obsession for Bay Area founders looking to have it both ways, accessing Silicon Valley's networks of capital and opportunity without paying steep premiums for talent. Daniel Gross has a deeper understanding than most of Silicon Valley's opportunities. The Jerusalem native was one of Y Combinator's early [...]
Mariella Moon
October 5, 2019
Engadget
Earlier this year, Sound United announced the addition of Pioneer and Onkyo's home audio division to the list of brands it owns. Its properties already included...
Shannon Stirone
October 4, 2019
Wired
Two twin probes from the 1970 sent back some of our first images from Saturn and Jupiter.
Richard Lawler
October 1, 2019
Engadget
A couple of years ago, Pioneer released the DJ DDJ-XP1, a controller full of touchpads and slide controls that DJs could use along with other equipment when the...
Paris Martineau
September 30, 2019
Wired
Submit a project. Rack up points by completing quests. Post weekly updates. This is tech culture distilled into a game--with real consequences.
September 20, 2019
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