The CrunchBase Venture Program had a recent spate of accelerators join in the last month. CrunchBase now tracks around 580 accelerators, and the largest accelerator hubs are in the US, UK and then Spain. Peak years for launching an accelerator were 2011 through 2013. 2014 saw a drop of close to 40%.

Here are the recent additions ordered by # of investments. Welcome to the CrunchBase family.

US accelerators 
Plug and Play – Sunnyvale ,California
The Brandery – Cincinnati, Ohio
i/o Ventures – San Francisco, CA
– Lincoln, Nebraska
Coolhouse Labs – Harbor Springs, Michigan
Start Co. – Memphis, Tennessee
Elmspring Accelerator  – Chicago, Illinois
Tampa Bay WaVE – Tampa, Florida
MergeLane – Boulder, Colorado
Farallon Research LLC  – San Jose, California
Think Beyond Plastic – Menlo Park, California

Accelerators outside of the US 
Angelcube – Melbourne, Australia
ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator – Munich, Germany
GSF – Gurgaon, India
FounderFuel – Montreal, Canada
Luiss Enlabs – Rome, Italy
FastForward – Ramallah, Palestine
Distill Ventures – London, United Kingdom
JIC StarCube – Brno, Czech Republic
Parque Tec – San José, Costa Rica
Fit Startup Factory – Istanbul, Turkey

We encourage all accelerators to join the CrunchBase Venture Program.  Joining the Venture Program is free and  allows firms to report through spreadsheets to make sure their investment portfolio is accurately represented.  CrunchBase actively promotes upcoming accelerator deadlines in our weekly events email which reach a quarter of a million readers.

  • Originally published February 24, 2015