Coplex Ventures is the venture capital arm of the Coplex Startup Studio & Accelerator.

Coplex Ventures Thesis

We invest in select software startups that are:

  • Composed of domain expert founding teams, even if they can’t code.
  • Pre-product to modest revenue.
  • Have a short-term path to revenue.
  • Subscription, Marketplace, On-demand, Digital Media, SaaS, NewCommerce, and Consumer App business models.
  • Able to get significant value from the accelerator programs offered by the Coplex Startup Studio.

The Landscape

The software companies built on top of the internet are no longer confined to just the technology sector. Today, software is integrating itself into the core of every sector in our economy. With ubiquitous connectivity and emerging technology, we see increasing demands for the new internet software ventures globally. We seek to invest in those that understand their sectors well, and empower them to build technology companies in them.

How We Do It

We see an unsolved problem in the venture landscape. Strong founding teams with subject-matter expertise, industry influence, and new startup concepts don’t qualify for traditional seed-funding or accelerators due to lack of coding or product development experience.

We partner with highly-capable domain expert founders to start new software companies in the space they know best. It's okay if they can't code.

 

Each of one of our investments gets to be part of the Coplex Startup Studio accelerator progams, saving them time and money. We use the Coplex Lean Process to take new concepts to revenue in as little as 8 weeks and can take ventures to a $5M valuation in as little as 6 months. It’s core to how we’ve co-created over 250 internet ventures.

Why do we do it?

The Coplex ecosystem is built to serve, elevate, and connect global startup communities.

The Coplex Studio Difference

In the traditional Accelerator model, founders provide leadership, product development, and coding expertise. The Accelerator supports with domain experts and capital.

Accelerators

In our Startup Studio model, founders provide leadership, domain expertise, and a great concept. The Startup Studio supports with lean product development, coding, and capital.

The Coplex Studio Difference

The Skinny on the Coplex Startup Studio

Every startup we fund at Coplex Ventures goes on to co-create with the Coplex Startup Studio. With our skilled teams and proven lean process, ventures are accelerated on their journey to product/market fit.



Lean Process

Lean Process

We craft products swiftly & iteratively. Startups save valuable time/money as we test assumptions & refine.


250 Startups and Counting

250 Startups & Counting

Our process is repeatedly proven successful as ventures get to market & see revenue in as little as 8 weeks.


Multiple Locations

Multiple Locations

Great ideas and talented domain experts can come from anywhere. That's why we have offices in Phoenix, LA, and Seattle.


Our Investment Criteria

Since not every startup is right for Coplex Ventures, we carefully vet your founding team, idea, and other qualifiers to ensure success. A good fit looks like this:

  • Early Stage Startup
  • Tech/Digital Product Idea
  • Subscription, Marketplace, On-demand, Digital Media, SaaS, NewCommerce, and Consumer App business models.
  • Strong founding team, 8-week path to revenue, subject-matter expertise on team, high-score in qualification analysis

Who we won’t invest in:

  • Startups that require expensive/time-consuming approvals. (i.e. FDA)
  • Startups associated with adult content, multi-level marketing, or gambling.
  • Startups with more than 3 founders.
  • Startups with messy cap tables or legal structures.