San Francisco-based Pioneer is an incubator that puts pre-seed/bootstrapped companies through a series of challenges to ready them for launch. The company was founded in 2018 by YC alum Daniel Gross. For more info on the company listen (or watch) Jason Calacanis interview Gross on a recent This Week in Startups podcast.
Pioneer’s monthly demo day is full of fledgling companies from around the world. This month, a fintech startup, Cash Coach, was one of seven featured.
Founder Sam Abrika delivers a 2-minute pitch followed by five minutes of Q&A with a mentor/investor. Cash Coach (UK) was selected for the incubator in April 2020 and subsequently raised $315K (at a $2.5M pre-money valuation) on the UK crowdfunding Crowdcube.