Startups will solve the greatest challenges of this century, dedicate your life accordingly.

Every spring and fall season, Nex Cubed selects frontier technology companies and supports them with capital, resources, mentorship and community.

About Us

We back bold entrepreneurs who are willing to take serious risks to solve real problems. Our global ecosystem empowers them to bring new technologies to market, helps rising companies scale, and provides paths to liquidity – the power of three.

Nex Cubed exists to support the world’s’ most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. We provide early-stage capital, corporate relationships, and access to a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market, helps rising companies scale, and provides paths to liquidity – the power of three.

What makes us different at Nex Cubed is that we work with companies from the very early stages, before the technology even exists, all the way through to late stage companies. We admit first-time founders, later-stage companies, and multi-exit entrepreneurs. We support all industries, ranging from healthcare, finance, government, consumer/retail, ecommerce, and enterprise.

Spring 2017 Cohort

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Correlate is your virtual energy team, making intelligent energy decisions happen for Small and Large Commercial and Industrial customers.

FanAI gives sponsors the insight to understand the fans, the ability to tailor the right targeted relationship with the right fan at the right time, and to predict the fan’s response.

Pluto is an analytics platform for smart water management, enabling water facilities to prevent water wastage, predict asset health, and minimize operating costs.

SocialTrendly aims to organize the world’s social and public data to create context and insight for those who need to know.

Spark AI Identifies your best applicants in seconds and approaches star candidates before the competition.

SPEEV is the ideal platform for meaningful conversations.

Nex Cubed Joins GAN

The GAN is a network of the world’s most respected accelerators and organizations in support of the startup industry. Our 80 members span six continents and more than 125 cities around the world and operate short-term accelerator programs that provide funding, training, mentoring and amazing connections to startup companies.

Our Programs

We are a leader in innovation-driven value creation as a long-term strategic partner and shareholder.

Create: we build companies from the ground up

We actively hunt for solutions to pressing problems, leveraging large corporates’ innovation and product roadmaps to validate ideas and technological innovations. We are selective in the opportunities we pursue and use our relationships with universities and labs across the globe to find and work with PhDs tinkering on those specific problems. Our team helps identify the market opportunity while assessing and managing the intellectual property component. The result is co-development of the business plan a prototype, and ultimately a path to funding.

Incubate: we fund and support early stage founders pursuing groundbreaking technology

Our core focus at Nex Cubed is working with early stage founders to give them everything they need to succeed. Our large network of highly successful mentors and professional investors, coupled with a loyal and active alumni base, is able to open doors and provide advice throughout the startup lifecycle. We think of ourselves as the conduit between startups and the ecosystem that bring them success, whether that’s large corporates, mentors, advisors, investors, and/or academia.

Accelerate: go-to-market support and exit pathways for later stage technology companies

We work with growth stage companies that need help scaling and attracting exit opportunities. For nearly a decade, the partners and team have been working alongside later-stage startups, helping them rise to the next level. Employing our acceleration service modules, we provide entrepreneurs with all of the SG&A capabilities they need, when they need them. Nex Cubed can help later-stage startups accelerate their market velocity by cost-effectively scaling their operational and commercial capacity. We focus on the four areas of strategy, velocity, scale, and liquidity.

Our Partners

We partner with leading tech companies, service providers and corporations that share our mission to accelerate the development of founder ideas.

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Our People

We’ve assembled a highly competent team of partners, mentors and advisors from some of the best, brightest, most innovative, entrepreneurial minds out there. Our mentors are relevantly qualified, appropriately timed in the lifecycle, and Socratic in their approach.

John Vigouroux
Co-Founder & CEO

Kip Quackenbush
Co-Founder & President

Kelsey Morgan
Co-Founder & General Partner

Kirin Quackenbush
Program Manager

Maggey Felix
Sr. Director of Marketing

Tom Giles
General Manager of Healthcare and IoT

Who Should Apply
Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Computer Vision
Quantum Computing
Apply to Nex Cubed
An idea alone will not change the world; it takes incredible founders

We are accepting applications for Fall 2017, taking place in San Francisco from September 2017 – January 2018. 
We’re looking for bold founders who are utilizing AI to solve real problems. 

The technology focus for Fall 2017 is Artificial Intelligence.