preccelerator

The Preccelerator® Program is an accelerator for early-stage startups offered to select companies out of the Santa Monica office of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP that provides initial capital, sophisticated legal services, interim office space, mentorship, a targeted curriculum, investment strategy counseling and access to a strategic perks portfolio with the objective of helping you grow your idea from business concept to funded startup.

WHAT WE OFFER

Free 24/7 co-working space on a rolling basis in sought after Santa Monica, including printer and copier access, wireless internet and access to conference rooms for meetings and presentations.

Be proactive in making sure your incorporation, contracts and equity structures are set up correctly before you get too far down the evolutionary path.  Access to $25,000 worth of real-time non-billable legal advice and transactional legal services on site under our standard terms of engagement.  To view SA&M’s practice offerings, click here.

Access to customized curriculum workshops each term to fit each cohort’s specific needs, plus evening content and networking events and activities. Over 50+ per year!  Each term culminates with a Demo Day to investors and the community – attended by over 150 people each term!

Initial unrestricted cash investment of $25,000 to each cohort company.  Access to our network of investors through investment strategy counseling sessions, Meet the VC Luncheons, Demo Day and targeted investor introductions.

Access to a robust Preccelerator Perks Portfolio with over $500,000 worth of discounted services and benefits to help you succeed and cut overhead expenses.  To view the current perks package,
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Access to a group of seasoned mentors that can assist in the growth and success of your company.  Mentors provide regular office hours and a “value-first” approach.  To view the full list of mentors, click here.

How does my company apply?

Online applications for the Preccelerator® Program are open! To qualify for acceptance, please fill out our online application. Once submitted, someone from our review committee will contact you. Applications are accepted and investments are made on a rolling basis.

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THE TEAM

PROVIDING SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE

Len Lanzi

Managing Director 

Leonard M. Lanzi has over 30 years of organization management and fund development experience. He has been serving as the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Venture Association since 2007. In his capacity at LAVA, Len works with the LAVA board of directors to direct the strategic plan and organize educational and informational programs within the venture funded startup ecosystem in the greater Los Angeles region.

Len brings a well-rounded knowledge from such diverse human service organizations as the Community Kitchen of Santa Barbara, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Junior Achievement of Southern California and the Boy Scouts of America.

Leonard graduated from the University of Rochester with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He has professional certification from Pepperdine University on Private Capital Markets. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Santa Monica where he served on its Board of Directors as VP Programs. Leonard also serves as Board Chair for Meals on Wheels West, as a director for Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention, Board Treasurer for the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Governors for StartOut, a nationwide entrepreneurial organization for the LGBT community.

Kelly Laffey

Senior Vice President, Director of Business Affairs, Preccelerator

Kelly Siobhan Laffey is an associate of the firm and the Director of Business Affairs at the Preccelerator. Kelly’s practice focuses on advising emerging growth and middle market companies in the technology, digital, internet, interactive media (i.e., AR and VR), and entertainment industries. Kelly counsels clients on issues related to corporate governance and formation, venture capital and other financings, joint ventures, employee compensation, complex stockholder and operating agreements, securities law regulation and other general corporate matters.  Kelly also advises investors and funds in connection with venture capital and other financings. Full Bio >>>

Scott Alderton

Chairman and Board Member, Preccelerator

Scott Alderton is a founding partner of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, Managing Partner, and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Scott is co-chair of the Firm’s Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Practice Group and chair’s the Firm’s Interactive Entertainment and Video Games Group. Scott advises both public and private clients across a number of industries, including technology, manufacturing and distribution of goods in commerce, finance, the Internet, interactive video games, and new media industries. Full Bio >>>

Greg Akselrud

Board Member, Preccelerator

Greg Akselrud is a founder and partner of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles. He chairs the Firm’s Internet, Digital Media and Entertainment practice group. Greg advises a wide range of public and private clients across a number of industries, including companies in the entertainment, digital media, Internet, technology, consumer electronics and apparel industries. Full Bio >>>

Louis Wharton

Board Member, Preccelerator

Louis A. Wharton is a partner of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles. Louis’ practice focuses on advising startup, emerging growth and middle market companies across a spectrum of industries in securities compliance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. He counsels clients in the technology, internet/e-commerce, pharmaceutical, apparel and entertainment industries, among others. Full Bio >>>

Peter Csathy

Board Member, Preccelerator

Chairman, CREATV Media. Advisor, Strategist, Connector, Dealmaker, Investor, Producer, Writer, and Thought Leader — Entertainment, Digital Media, Media, Tech and Social Impact. Former CEO Manatt Digital Media, CEO Sorenson Media, CEO Sightspeed (acquired by Logitech), President Musicmatch (acquired by Yahoo!), SVP Universal Studios, New Line Cinema  Full Bio >>>

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