A platform for early-stage startups and investors who believe in them.

VALIDATE :: FUND :: SCALE :: EXIT

Qbate helps STARTUPS scale and help INVESTORS ensure profitable exits.

Investor, Mentor or Support Organisation? Join our vibrant online startup ecosystem/community.

Startup founder looking to scale? Join our next cohort. Get training, advice, seed funding and access to investors.

QBATE STANDS ON THREE LEGS

Qmmunity

A vibrant online startup ecosystem.

Qbate-SI

An intense online startup Incubator/Accelerator.

Qbate-CF

A sophisticated crowdfunding platform.

SOLVE PROBLEMS :: BUILD THE FUTURE

We work with visionaries in various industries who are creating viable, scalable & disruptive solutions.

AGRICULTURE

ENERGY

TECHNOLOGY

RETAIL

FINANCE

MANUFACTURING

MEDIA

HUMANITARIAN

GAMES

TRAVEL

THE QBATE MODEL

We have a unique model that helps reduce the risk of startup failure there by ensuring profitable exit for investors. We have tried to summarize it.

Apply and get selected to be a part of the Qbate Startup Institute (Qbate-SI) Incbation/Acceleration Cohort. 

Go through the Qbate-SI 5-months intensive Incubation/Acceleration Program. This will help create/validate your business model, understand your market, create your MVP, get some traction and be ready to scale. During this process, the startups get seed funding in exchange for a little equity in their startup.

Our first assignment with startups is INVESTOR READINESS. After going through our Incubation/Acceleration Program, founders are required take out INVESTOR READINESS ASSESSMENT  in order to calculate their INVESTOR READINESS INDEX (IRI). Founders who score above 80% are considered ready for investment.  We help with all necessary documentation and Invest in their startup or linking them with investors.

We remain a part of the funding process. We help the startup and investors reached a balanced agreement that is favorable for both parties.

We help facilitate the funding process. We work with the startups  to create realistic milestones which unlocks their funds in tranches. This ensures consistent growth. 

We monitor the startups closely to ensure that the growth strategies (created during the incubation/acceleration program) are being implemented and iterated where necessary. This is where the real work is.

Before funding, we create exit strategies for Qbate investors. These strategies could involve an acquisition, an IPO and many more. We work closely with the startups to ensure that investors exit profitably. 

INVESTOR READINESS INDEX (IRI)

At the core of Qbate is our drive to help startups become investor ready. The IRI is a model we developed to measure how ready a startup is for investment. This uses key metrics such as, Idea-Market fit, Market size, Traction, Iteration rate, Execution Speed, Willingness to pivot and many more to measure investor readiness.

80% or NOTHING

A startup is considered to be investor-ready only when it attains at least 80% Investor Readiness. Only then will Qbate be a part of the funding process.

30% - No Brainer
No Brainer 30%
50% - Almost There
Almost There 50%
80% - Investor Ready
Investor-Ready 80%

QBATE & THE SDGs

Qbate is huge advocate for the SDGs.

We believe that the private sector has a huge role to in actualizing the SDGs. Because of this, we constantly ensure that our startups are constantly tackling at least one of the SDGs with their innovations. 

We realized that every time entrepreneurs attempt to solve an SDG with their business, they end up solving  a real problem and this is the foundation for startup entrepreneurs. We encourage our entrepreneurs to SOLVE A PROFITABLE PROBLEM IN A SCALABLE WAY.

We plan to have reached at least 10,000 startups by 2030 and we are working hard to ensure that these startups are championing the actualization of at least one SDG.

A COMMUNITY IN YOUR HEART

Qbate is not just another location on the internet. It's a community of like-minded problem solvers and solution providers, who are constantly seeking better ways to get things done and transform our world for the best. Let's collaborate and help each other grow.