Build the next industry-defining company with the infrastructure of a large venture studio behind you.


Companies incubated

1700 +



Valuation of incubated companies


Assets under management

Bringing visionary ideas into reality

With a leadership team from Elemy, Lyft, Doordash, and Uber, we’ve created more than $1.4B in enterprise value in under 24 months with funding from General Catalyst, Founders Fund, Softbank, Tiger Global, and other top-tier venture funds. 

Your role as a founder

We partner with ambitious founders to lead portfolio companies at Cold Start. If you’re a leader with an entrepreneurial mindset that thrives in ambiguity, we're here to help you achieve your next goal.

What we are looking for

Success as a cross-functional leader of an operationally-complex, high-growth marketplace

Extensive experience designing and executing on strategies

Reputation as a well-rounded leader with exceptional go-to-market and product instincts

Domain expertise in healthcare is preferred, but not necessary

Experience as an entrepreneur, launching a company from ideation to revenue

Experience recruiting and retaining world-class talent in a high-performance culture

Insights, tools, & playbooks

Gain access to our network of data insights, compliance infrastructure, and operational playbooks.


Find support in a competitive base salary and the working capital needed to build an industry-leading startup from scratch.

Built-in operating team

Access our venture studio comprised of skilled operators and innovators dedicated to scaling your idea.

Everything you will need, at your fingertips

With access to our studio team, infrastructure, and resources, our founders scale companies quicker than typical venture-funded startups.

What our partners say

“The opportunity to create industry-defining companies is bigger than ever.  Our vision at Cold Start is to empower innovators with all the tools, resources and talent needed to build the future we all want to create, together.”

Yury Yakubchyk

Chairman and Founder

Founder in Residence

As a founder in residence, you’ll lead a new venture from research to launch and beyond with the support of Cold Start’s resources, playbooks and world-class team that will derisk the venture and expedite your growth.

We’re in this together from day one, with one on one mentorship from our founding partner, Yury Yakubchyk, our leadership team and ongoing support of the entire Cold Start studio.