venture-backed accelerator for
Israeli start-ups
in the US.

We work with early-stage founders in the trenches, providing the first institutional capital and a support system to scale their company in the US. We help with first hires, product, customers and fundraising.

We invest $150K in each company and selectively accept 6-9 teams every 6 months to go through our intensive go-to-market and mentorship-driven program. During the program, we facilitate meetings between our Israeli founders and Venture Capitalists, angels, tech executives & like-minded entrepreneurs in Tel Aviv, Silicon Valley, NYC & Los Angeles.

Since 2017, a total of 65 companies have gone through the Fusion accelerator. Collectively, they have gone on raise +$200 million and have a combined market cap of +$600 million.

$110,000 cash investment in a convertible note

Support system of FUSION network, investors & alumni

Office space in Santa Monica & US business address

Subsidized housing option during the program

Perks & benefits from vendors like AWS & Google

Contact us:



730 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

We are actively looking for Israeli early-stage companies
to join our family and scale in the US market.

Apply here



Why join FUSION? TL;DR for Israeli entrepreneurs

  1. $150K cash investment – Each portfolio company receives the full investment amount prior to the beginning of the program.
  2. An intensive 9-week program – Mentorship-driven bootcamp with over 150+ back to back sessions, lectures, and office hours with our network of investors and professionals; Learn and network on high-speed, engage with investors (VCs, Angels) and corporate partners; Work on storytelling & “Americanizing” your value proposition; Establish Market Entry strategy & KPI’s focused on traction and costumer acquisition; Pitch your company in front of angel investors and early-stage VCs in Tel Aviv, Silicon Valley, NY & LA.
  3. Support system of US-based industry experts, investors, executives and FUSION alumni – Our network provides a “soft landing” platform for Israeli founders’ business and personal needs. The program is just the beginning of a journey: As strategic partners and stakeholders, we continue to work with our alumni to set up their US office, and provide access to capital and potential corporate partners.
  4. Office space, perks & benefits – Business address for US operation in California | Credits & Perks from vendors like Google Cloud & AWS | Office Hours with leading experts (storytelling, legal, finance, immigration, sales, marketing and fundraising).


What kind of start-ups are you looking for?

We’re looking to work with Israel-led, pre-seed start-ups from all industries that want to grow their company in the US market. We usually like to be the first money in and/or invest alongside friends and family.

How can I apply?

Founders can APPLY for a $150,000 investment as part of the Fusion Accelerator program and get a decision in 3 weeks.
(*) Initial feedback within 72 hours.
(*) Final decision within 3 weeks.
(*) Entirely virtual & remote interview process.
(*) Transparent – All founders receive feedback and know their status through every step.

What does the application process look like?

Founders can APPLY for a $150,000 investment as part of the Fusion Accelerator program and get a decision in 3 weeks.
(*) Initial feedback within 72 hours.
(*) Final decision within 3 weeks.
(*) Entirely virtual & remote interview process.
(*) Transparent – All founders receive feedback and know their status through every step.

We run a quick investment process. We invest $150,000 in each company that is accepted to go through our accelerator program.  It takes us up to 2 weeks from the first meeting to decide whether we'll make an offer (send a Term Sheet).

We don't like to waste founders' time. Our screening process is entirely virtual & remote. All founders receive feedback and know their status through every step. We look forward to reviewing it and we appreciate your time & effort in our process.

Can I apply as a single founder?


Our start-up outsourced the software development, are we eligible to apply?

Yes, as long as one of the founders has technical capabilities.

Do we need to write a business plan?

No. We don’t ask for business plans and/or budget. We make our decisions based on the application form and/or personal meetings with you.

Do we need a one-pager or a presentation?

Preferably yes, as it helps us get a sense of how you pitch, think and value your start-up.

Will our application form and info be kept confidential? (or: Do you sign an NDA?)

We keep your info confidential—only our advisors and drafting committee will have access to it. Nevertheless, we do not sign an NDA agreement (almost no VC or accelerator would do so with an early-stage start-up).

Moving to the US

Why US?

Nearly all Israeli founders focus their ambitions on the US market from day-one. And for good reason – the overwhelming majority of Israeli exits are in cooperation with American entities:
● 80% of acquisitions of Israeli tech companies are by US corporations.
● More than 60 Israeli unicorns were listed on NASDAQ/NYSE over the last two years.

FUSION's mission is to empower the innovative Israeli tech sector with the contacts and know-how it needs to scale in the United States. Our vision to be the bridge between early-stage Israeli startups and the US market by becoming the leading pre-seed platform in the Israeli ecosystem.

Can we do it without moving from Israel to California?

Sorry, no – you must be present in Los Angeles & Silicon Valley during the program. We believe that to scale quickly and most effectively, founders need to “engage” with their market as soon as possible. It is the fastest and most efficient way to gain valuable feedback, and create relationships with potential customers, partners and investors.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 global situation - For batch #7-9 participants we produced an hybrid (in-person & remote) bootcamps in TLV and a remote curriculum with our US network. We keep close eye on the situation, and reserve the right to adjust programming accordingly to keep everyone safe & healthy.

Can you provide us with US visas?

During our program in the US, a tourist visa should be enough.
While we don’t get directly involved with visas, we do:
  1. Connect you with start-up founders in the US who will be happy to give you advice.
  2. Introduce you to good immigration lawyers to set up your US operation.
Israeli citizens require a visa to enter the US – we recommend scheduling an appointment with the US Embassy to get B1/B2 visa, if you don’t have one already. EU passport holders should be eligible for the ESTA Visa Waiver program.

PLEASE NOTE: The purpose of your trip is to attend business-related meetings and activities that advance your company, such as meetings with prospective investors and clients.

Do we have to set up a US company to get accepted?

We encourage all of our portfolio companies to set up a Delaware C-Corp as soon as possible. If you intend to grow your business in the US, you will eventually do it. Many investors in the US (including VCs & Angels) will never invest in Israeli LTDs because of tax & legal issues. It's not pre-condition to set up a US company to participate in Fusion.

Is there an office space?

The Fusion offices are based in the heart of Silicon Beach. During the program, we offer each company a membership and a desk at Spaces Santa Monica. Portfolio companies use Fusion’s office as a business address for their US operations. Our space is conveniently located walking distance from. restaurants & cafés, Santa Monica Pier, Venice boardwalk, and hundreds of start-ups and tech giants, like Google and Snapchat.
Address: 730 Arizona Ave, Suite 206, Santa Monica, CA 90401 | Spaces

What about accommodation?

Fusion offers a subsidized living option during the program. Our beautiful house in Santa Monica is located minutes away from our office space.
PLEASE NOTE: Accommodation isn’t free, but it is substantially cheaper than Airbnb or hotels in the area.

Our Program & Deal

What are the deal terms?

We invest $150,000 in exchange for 7.5%. The investment is structured as a convertible note (SAFE), based on Silicon Valley industry standards.

We'll wire $150,000 as soon as you are accepted to our accelerator. If you haven't incorporated, we'll help you do it. The capital comes from our investors: Top-tier global VCs & 50+ serial founders, all committed to helping our portfolio founders succeed.

We've already got some funding / have been working on our start-up for a while. Can we still apply?

Sure. We’ve been working with Israeli start-ups that have raised their seed funding and/or have been “on the road” for a while.

Is the valuation negotiable?

No. We offer the same terms for all participating companies.
Many of our startups have already raised capital at a higher valuation and still choose to join us for the added-value and benefits we provide to their companies.

Most start-ups don’t come to Fusion for the money – they do it because they are interested in scaling their business in the US and be part of our leading pre-seed platform: We work closely with you to build your advisory, hire talent, get customers and find your North Star. The program is just the beginning of a journey: As strategic partners and stakeholders, we continue to work closely with our alumni community. 
We help you raise your next round when you are ready, not just during demo-day, facilitating dozens of intros to angels & VCs in Israel and the US (often a few years post-program).

Do you provide additional benefits?

All Fusion portfolio companies enjoy free programs & perks from AWS, Azure, GCP, Hubspot, Notion, Monday, Stripe and many more. We work with the best legal & financial service providers in Israel as partners. Our benefits are valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars.


We don't want to participate in the program / your funding, but will you consider working with us in a different model?

Unfortunately, we can’t. We are focusing all our efforts in giving value to our start-ups in the program.

I'm starting a start-up. Can I meet with you?

We are always happy to meet or interact with founders. Unfortunately, we can’t meet  with every start-up that wants our advice and/or wants to get into Fusion in person. Hence:
  1. If we are in the midst of a drafting process, applying would be the best way to engage with us.
  2. If you have a different ask and/or a special inquiry (that we didn’t cover in our FAQ’s), feel free to drop us a line at team@fusion-vc.com . We appreciate accuracy combined with relevancy. Please communicate relevant information for your request and make a clear and concrete ask.

Can you recommend other investors who might be interested in our start-up? Can you make intros for us?

When we refer start-up founders to investors, it means we are recommending them – hence, we know them well and preferably have worked with them. If we don’t know you well, we can’t recommend you. Furthermore, we don’t make intros for commissions and/or any kind of other compensation.
If you’re looking for investors, your best alternative is to find people within your network (or sometimes, beyond it) who are involved within the tech industry and know you well, and ask them for their assistance.

Where to find us?

No matter what stage you are at, if you are looking to build your start-up into a company in the US, we would love to hear from you. Our partners are based in Israel and Los Angeles. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to set up a time to chat: guy@fusion-vc.com
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