Who we are

Zeroth is Asia’s first accelerator program backing founders working on frontier technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and robotics. We invest capital into visionary founders at the pre-seed and seed stage, and partner with them over 3 months to build their startups through a team of experienced entrepreneurs, network of partners and investors, and a community of other founders.

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Our impact

63 Companies

Since 2016, we have admitted 63 companies through 4 cohorts of the program.

18 Countries

Our founders come from all over the world. They hail from all parts of Asia, Europe and North America.

3 Locations

Starting with Z04, we now have cohorts happening in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Bengaluru.

Why we do what we do

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We believe that artificial intelligence technologies will produce amazing products within the next 100 years. And we believe our founders are the ones to produce those leaps. Our mission is to build the ecosystem that serves all Zeroth founders. We strive to support them with the resources and opportunities they need to succeed, whether in Asia or elsewhere. Our team is made up of ex-founders that has been through the peaks and valleys of building successful startups. We aim to bring our industry knowledge, technical know-how and global network in assisting all portfolio companies to take their companies to the next level.

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Startup Spotlight

Pushing NLP forward

Fano Labs is a Hong Kong-based artificial intelligence startup specializing in speech recognition and natural language processing technologies. With the technical focus in Chinese dialects processing and analysis, Fano Labs helps enterprises conduct quality assurance and data mining in their call centers. After completing Zeroth, Fano Labs went on to receive investment from Horizons Ventures, the private investment arm of Li Ka-shing.

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From our alumni

Our goal is to serve our founders in any way that we can. That is our commitment to them. While we assist them in everything that they need to grow their business, they have the flexibility to run their companies as they need to. When they succeed, we succeed.

Christopher Choi
“On top of financial commitments, Zeroth provided Scribe Intelligence guidance in all crucial aspects: business development, product market fit, marketing and networks etc. Most importantly, Zeroth is run by world class experts who have its portfolio companies at heart, sharing their invaluable personal experiences and providing the best platform for startups to succeed.”
Christopher Choi CEO of Scribe Intelligence, Cohort 3
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“During the accelerator, Zeroth really helped us validate our business model and positioning through their network of experts. And I've really appreciated Tak's continuous support and ideas post program.”
Kishan Vasani CEO of Spoonshot, Cohort 2
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“The depth and breadth of AI expertise & network in the Zeroth family is amazing, which has accelerated our growth as an AI startup and as founders.”
Nick Yap CEO of Volareo, Cohort 3
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“We loved our time with Zeroth, and learnt so much from all the mentors that supported the program. These mentors are entrepreneurs who have built, or are building, tech companies like Skype, X.AI. Furthermore Zeroth's internal team helped us refine our focus and product, leading us closer towards achieving our vision. ”
Nick Yap CEO of Mate Labs, Cohort 1

Latest news

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Founder Interviews: The Story of Mate Labs

It’s been a crazy busy at Zeroth HQ since announcing our latest #Z04 accelerator programs in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bangalore. We’ve been reading applications non-stop and having back-to-back-to-back meetings getting know some of the most ambitious founders in the world…

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Request for Startups at Zeroth

Startups are like science experiments only in commerce. It’s not so much if a technology works — it’s about demonstrating that it can work at scale. The basic science is usually solved but can ways be found to build a repeatable scalable model on it? Zeroth provides funding and mentorship for AI startups at the earliest stages

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Announcing our newest programs in Bengaluru and Tokyo

Zeroth started by Tak Lo with a single office in Hong Kong almost two years ago, and even though the initial focus was Asia, we have invested in AI/ML startups across the world. Our vision is to be a global force of entrepreneurship. We are happy to announce the opening of two new programs,

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