what we look for

CreativeFuture is an Israeli Tech accelerators operating in HCMC since 2017. Accepted candidate are being exposed to the innovative culture that made Israel the start-up nation. We believe that to scale quickly and effectively, founders need to immerse themselves in their target market as soon as possible. It is the fastest way to gain valuable customer insights, create partnerships, and build the momentum needed to grow your business rapidly. 

That is why we invest in companies of various stages and domains that look to set up their business operations in Vietnam and South East Asia and hit the ground running.

We actively invest in:

Founders looking to break into the South East Asia market or founders that have already established presence in the region
All stages of the product lifecycle, from a mere idea to a market ready product
Startups both with and without previous seed funding

who we invest

CreativeFuture is an Israeli Tech accelerators operating in HCMC since 2017. Accepted candidate are being exposed to the innovative culture that made Israel the start-up nation. We believe that to scale quickly and effectively, founders need to immerse themselves in their target market as soon as possible. It is the fastest way to gain valuable customer insights, create partnerships, and build the momentum needed to grow your business rapidly. 

That is why we invest in companies of various stages and domains that look to set up their business operations in Vietnam and South East Asia and hit the ground running.

We actively invest in:

early market access

Upon our investment, you will spend a few months in our HCMC office, engaging directly with the CreativeFuture team to hone in on go-to-market strategy, find product-market fit, connect with partners/customers, and learn the best practices of breaking into the South East Asia market as well as what not to do.

Beyond our investment, CreativeFuture also supplies our entrepreneurs with office space, access to the Vietnamese Valley ecosystem, and an opportunity to work with some of the most influential and experienced people in the technology world. 

funding & fundraising

As a venture fund, our relationship with your company begins when we write our first check. But our initial investment in your startup is just the beginning. 

After the initial few months gaining momentum in the South East Asia market, we extensively prepare you for fundraising, give you insight to the investor point of view, and help guide your company throughout every step of this journey. We also look to participate (not lead) in these early follow-on rounds.

scaling the operations

For our portfolio companies, it is common to set up sales & marketing offices in the South East Asia while keeping the R&D in Israel. CreativeFuture is there to help every step of the way: from facilitating the creation of the business/R&D infrastructure to helping the founders scale their business the best way possible (e.g. by letting go). 

supporting & ecosytem

Investing in only a small number of companies each year allows us to allocate significant time and resources to each startup in both the short and long term.

Our entrepreneurs take on the South East Asia market with a strong support system and constantly build on each other’s diverse experiences. Moreover, our strong US-based network provides additional unparalleled support to you as a founder penetrating this new market. 

1. You are looking for mentorship & feedback

Quality mentorship is the secret sauce behind a great accelerator. Matching you with a network of top entrepreneurs, executives, and investors who share their experience and provide feedback and guidance can really accelerate your business.

Most often, the focus is the business itself—Is this the right product for the market? How can you achieve growth? What is the revenue model? Is this a big business? Is this business venture fundable?

You need to want to be mentored and seek the feedback. If you don’t think other people can add value or give you good feedback, then our accelerator is probably not a fit for you.

2. You are looking for business acceleration

If you already have traction and early product/market fit, you may benefit from business acceleration. CreativeFuture, in particular, is known for its large, worldwide network that can connect your business with potential customers in a matter of days.

By leveraging the network, you are short-cutting the lengthy business development process and rapidly accelerating your business. If your product is great, you can turn introductions into customers and quickly grow your revenue in a matter of weeks and months, while normally it would take months and years.

3. You believe that your idea is an actual business

You believe you have a good idea and potentially a great business and you want to accelerate the discovery of whether this is true or not. You will do that via a ton of testing, getting customer feedback, talking to mentors and accelerator staff, and most importantly by setting goals and aggressively measuring progress.

You will do all of this with the goal to find product/market fit, and then step on the gas to get growth and prepare business for financing. That is, you compress what normally happens over much longer periods of time down to days and weeks. You essentially force yourself and your company through the process and that’s an awesome way to do it.

4. You are preparing for financing

Whether you are a first-time founder or a veteran, raising money is never easy. We will prepare you for financing, not just by introducing you to investors—that’s the easy part—but by actually working with you to help ensure that you have an interesting, healthy, and defensible business.

You will work through the questions the investors will ask: What is the value here? Who are the customers? What are your traction and growth like? What’s your competition like? What is the market opportunity? What are the costs and revenue projections? What’s the hiring plan? What does this business look like at scale? All of these and many more questions get worked through to prepare you for funding.

5. You enjoy an intense environ- ment and competition

Accelerator environments are typically really intense. At least at CreativeFuture, the companies really Do More Faster, and it is amazing how much they accomplish in a short period of time.