BoostVC has been an accelerator known for the unconventional bets it has chased — and is still chasing — trends like blockchain and AR/VR that other investors have long sworn off. Its accelerator program has been as classical as it comes, offering perks like office space and living quarters for a relatively tight group of […]
I'm gonna start by saying I know I'll be downvoted to hell because this probably sounds too markety, but this is an honest review. It's amazing to see how far Boost VC has come from tiny investments in crypto companies to larger deals, towards futuristic technology, and that too in the middle of a pandemic.
I went through the Boost program in 2016 and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had. I met some of my best friends there, and their motto (be the cockroach) drilled survival into me at a time when another incubation program had left me confused about business priorities. Whenever I feel like I'm slowing down or confused, I still use their Wednesday dinner format and find a group of peers to bring myself back on track and up to speed.
Huge congrats to the Boost Team. Brayton and Adam are two of the most grounded and helpful people I've met in the VC space. I'm personally involved in a few of their companies they've introduced me to and love what they're building + the community aspect. Rooting for you guys!
Wow this is so cool. I went through Boost's first class.
In 2012, my friends and I were throwing around startup ideas because we disliked our full-time jobs out of college. We applied to Boost and it changed our lives. Within a week, we quit our jobs, moved to San Mateo, and lived in the startup hotel they provided. We had no clue what we were doing but Adam and Brayton always had our backs and we learned a lot real fast.
My opinion has been that the real SciFi are extremely unpopular work. For example:
Packet switching was a very unpopular idea by Paul Baran , which was invented to be survivable under nuclear attack. Similarly, the theory foundation, queueing theory by people like Leonard Kleinrock .
And for anything people imagine to be futuristic or Sci-Fi, it's almost always a clever usage of some foundational tech that has been unnoticed for a long time.