About two business incubator models

    In my blog and in the comments I mentioned several times about one American business incubator Y Combinator, for example, in the article “ Startup: Success Formula ”. To return to this topic I was made by another, not my note . It was about the Russian business incubator Inventure. I wanted to compare these two models.
    A lot has already been written about Y Combinator on the Internet. Naturally, there is a site for this incubator. The local American press, as well as television, also does not disregard it. As for Inventure, besides the indicated note, I could not find anything. Not even a corporate site yet. Therefore, I built a comparison, starting from quotes from the indicated notes on the Russian incubator.

    I do not make any conclusions, leaving this to the readers. Unfortunately, in Habr there is no way to connect the polling mechanism directly to the note. Nevertheless, I would be grateful if in your comments you answer the following questions:

    1. Could there be an incubator built on the Y Combinator model in the CIS countries?
    2. And if so, do you know something like that?
    3. Could there be an Inventure incubator in the West?
    4. And if so, do you know something like that?
    5. Do you know other models of existing business incubators?

    So ...

    Think for yourself, decide for yourself ...

    Previous jobs (founder - A.M.) : Kommersant Publishing House (1990 - 1998; from correspondent to the chief editor of the Kommersant newspaper and general director of Kommersant-Daily CJSC), Yukos (1998 - 2004; head of the communications department with the public, managing the company's media holding), Publishing House "Secret Firms" (2004 - 2007; co-founder, general director and chief editor)

    The founders of Y Combinator (as far as I remember, 3 people) are business professionals with deep IT knowledge, well-known in this field. We started as programmers - developers. At the dawn of their business activities, they themselves brought to light several IT startups.
    Organizationally, the incubator consists of several blocks that “lead” a startup from the moment of its first contact with the incubator to the moment the fund “leaves” the project: search, production, development, support and analysis. Above all the blocks is the Investment Council.

    The internal structure of Y Combinator is elementary simple. Or rather, there is no structure. The main work related to the activities of the incubator is carried out by the founders themselves. By the way, they are opposed to calling their company an incubator.

    By the way, the incubator specializes mainly in Internet projects.

    The same goes for Y Combinator plus other programming projects. And they explain this, precisely, with their IT - background.

    Since the incubator is considering projects that are still actually at the idea stage (pre-seed stage), startups will have to come to terms with the idea that Inventure will receive a share of 50% + 1 share in the project - it is the incubator that focuses on the control package.

    I can only guess what the author means by the pre-seed stage. Y Combinator calls it more familiar and simple: seed - stage. However, as you will see later, they work in fact at the same stage as Inventure, if not even a little earlier. And at the same time they claim no more than 10% (usually 5-7%) in a funded startup.

    Read on in my iTech Bridge blog

    - Note after the publication of this note. Dear “pluses” and no less respected “minuses”! .. As I understand it, you, first of all, vote for or against one of the presented models. If so, then do not consider it work and please make a comment in at least two words: “YCombinator / Inventure” - “for / against”. Thanks!

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