FAQ


Program

What happens at Zeroth.ai?

Check out DT42’s blog post about what they learned throughout the Z01 program

What does Zeroth’s program look like?

The program is broken into three components over the course of 13 weeks.

  • Mentorship: each startup will engage daily with Zeroth Venture Partners to receive feedback with leading entrepreneurs and investors in the AI/ML space
  • Traction: each startup will meet weekly with the team to discuss feedback and drive forward progress
  • Investor Day: each program ends with a Investor Day, where each startup will pitch in front of live and virtual investors

How do I apply to Zeroth.ai?

Apply here


Do I need pitch deck to apply to Zeroth.ai?

No, we will evaluate your company based on an application form and interviews.


What is the relationship between Zeroth and startup?

We think of ourselves as part of the founding team. We invest as part of what we do, but we act as founders alongside your startup.


What does the post Zeroth relationship look like?

The relationship between founding team and Zeroth continues post program. This includes simple things like communications, but more complex things like fundraising and talking to further investors.

What does the word Zeroth mean?

Zeroth describes what is immediately preceding the first in a series. In our words, Zeroth describes the fundamental order of things.


What is the application process?

Before our application closes at Janruary 19th, 2018, you are required to finish basic application requirements here. After internal review and due diligence, we will kick off our next round interviews with selected startups and will announce our cohorts around February.

 

Investment

What is Zeroth’s investment?

On average, we will invest $120,000 USD for 11%-12% equity. This is a combination of a $20K common share investment and a $100K SAFE note.

Do we have to incorporate in Hong Kong to receive funding?

No

What are Zeroth’s Areas of Interests?

Zeroth.ai invests in the entire spectrum of AI technology startups, but is particularly focused on the following areas of interest:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Medtech
  • Voice and Speech/NLP
  • Agtech
  • Logistics
  • Robotics


Do I have to be currently fundraising to join Zeroth.ai?

You do not need to be in any type of fundraising stage to join. However, we will hold an Investor Day for our cohorts to meet potential investors.

 

Logistics


Are startups required to stay in Hong Kong for the duration of the program?

We will strongly recommend our cohorts to present in the first two weeks of the program (Strategy Planning Stage), and the last two weeks (Investor Day Stage). For the time in between, Product Market Fit, we encourage cohorts to go to where they would like to develop market in.

Can Zeroth help us get VISA to stay in Hong Kong?

Yes


Does Zeroth help us to find accommodation during the program?

No


For more inquiries, please email info@zeroth.ai.