Expert DOJO is one of the most unique investment models to hit the United States. Accelerators have existed for a long time and even thrived in the last 10 years but Expert DOJO have created an entirely new category by focusing absolutely everything on driving user and revenue growth as opposed to just investment. This obsessive focus has been instrumental in increasing our Internal Rate of Return to an unusually high level of 173% in just a few short years.

Our program is full of growth specialists to help the startups we invest in soar. That’s our secret sauce. 70% of our companies are from outside the USA, which also helps us create this global bridge between the Silicon Valley investment dollars and the innovation that the rest of the world has to offer.

Expert DOJO is one of the most active pre-seed investors (US) since COVID-19, right after TechStars and Y Combinator. We made around 70 investments in 2021 and intend to do another 1,000 over the next 10 years. We’ll not have to raise another fund over the next 3-5 years and are ready to take Expert DOJO and our portfolio companies to the next level.

We were recently featured in Forbes, and you can read the full article here.

is focused on growth

About the program

There’s only one thing that our program is focused on and that is growth. We build, grow, and scale the companies that we bring in through a very structured program. Our goal with this program is to build a vision for startups to take over the world. We are a team of strategists, and we will help you execute that vision. On top of that, we go deeper than anyone else to close that next round of investment. The relationships between Expert DOJO and our portfolio companies are long term. We start with a 6-month startup program and stay close to the companies over the next 2-3 years. As our program is virtual, it doesn’t matter where in the world the startup is located.

For our programs we bring in the best trainers on the market. We collaborate with external growth hackers and mentors to get tailored results for each of our startup’s needs. Our trainers are paid for best results, and are handpicked for their specific skill sets.

What we include in the program:

  • Unicorn Vision
  • Branding
  • Influence
  • Digital Marketing
  • Sales Workshops
  • User Acquisition
  • Revenue Growth
  • Distribution Plans
  • Growth Coaching
  • One on one Mastermind
  • Investor Training
  • Investor Pitching to +200 Active Investors
  • Top 10 VC Funds in the US
$100,000 in each of our startups

HOW WE INVEST

We initially invest up to $100,000 in each of our startups and help them get traction and go to market faster than they could ever do by themselves. By utilizing our massive resources and network, we help our companies unlock aggressive growth to quickly scale in the US market and globally. We typically invest in pre-seed and seed stage startups that have a product, go to market strategy, and a potential for high growth. As the companies grow, we make follow-on investments up to $1M. We remain industry agnostic and invest in founders from all over the world from all backgrounds.

potential to scale quickly

WHAT WE REALLY LOVE

Any company that has the potential to scale quickly. The emerging markets like Africa and India are some of our favorite parts of the World to find deals in, as the skillset is very high, the markets are emerging and the opportunities are endless.

There are a few different pillars we especially look into when making an investment:

  • Is there an Epic Insight?
  • Execution power of the founders.  Are they good at getting products to market?
  • Does the team have domain expertise?
  • Have the founders exited before?
  • Is the founder a good money raiser?
  • Can we see a direct path to 100k a month, and eventually 10M MRR?
  • Product market fit? This is an important one for us.
85% of our startups receive a follow-on investment

STRUCTURE & STATS

We haven’t needed to raise a fund. Expert DOJO’s investments are made by our single LP. During 2021 we made close to 70 investments, which brings our portfolio to 180+ startups. We intend to make 500 investments over the next 3 years, and we’ll not need to raise a fund for these investments either.

85% of our startups receive a follow-on investment and our portfolio has grown 300% over the past 2 years. The 50k, or 100k investments are made by SAFE notes, for 3.5% or 7% equity.

A large number of our companies are raising big rounds right now.  We’re constantly supporting these companies to achieve their full potential, and hit their next targets including follow-on investments of up to 1 million USD.

THREE DIFFERENT TYPES

SCOUT OPPORTUNITY

Expert DOJO Scout Program is for individuals who understand what a great venture backable founder looks like and wants to stay involved with their progress going forward and contribute to their success. You could be an angel investor, venture capitalist, founder or just very knowledgeable in the venture world. All you need to do is isolate the opportunity and send an introduction to Expert DOJO so that we can diligence and potentially invest in the company. If we do invest, then we will allocate carry on the back end of the deal to you so you benefit when there is a payout from an exit or liquidity offering.

will be a manual approval process

HOW IT WORKS

Upon approval to be a scout, Expert DOJO will support you with training and education to help you on your journey to finding the best startups on the planet. Expert DOJO have invested in over 240 startups to date and we will continue to build until we reach 1,000 investments. Our speciality in growth tactics are what separate us from any other venture fund out there and our accelerator startup program has been compared to a Harvard MBA. Join us and have a piece of the future of venture capital

APPLY NOW

TO APPLY

To apply to be a venture scout for Expert DOJO, apply via this 2 minute form here. Subject to approval, you will be sent a contract with all the information.