TechBio FAST

TechBio FAST
Pre-Seed Funding in 9 Days

For professors and grad students ready to start companies.
The time of the Scientist-Founder is now.

  • 500K-$1M investment

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  • Feedback in 4 days

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  • Decision in 9 days

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The company submission period is over.

How FAST Works

FAST represents a new SLA for fundraising between NFX and Founders.

  1. Initial response within 4 business days
  2. Decision within 9 days
  3. Money in your bank within 3 weeks
  4. $20M allocated. First come, first serve
  5. Simple financial contract, standard terms the founder chooses $500K - $2M SAFE investment depending on FAST Type
  6. Transparent - you know the deal terms and where you are in every step of the process
  7. Founders who receive FAST funding join the NFX Guild, our portfolio of 300+ top Founders who support each other



To apply:
Create a private BriefLink which includes a deck, a video and answers to 12 questions.

What companies are most likely to get funded by NFX?

Like all investors, we have investment preferences and areas of focus that you should know about. For instance, we strongly favor companies that can have network effects (NFX). We focus on companies located in the US, Israel, LatAm, and Europe.

We don't invest in these sectors: semiconductor, medical devices, pure pharma, pure hardware, and network devices.

Learn more about what each NFX Partner is interested in by visiting their Signal profiles: Morgan Beller, Omri Amirav-Drory, Pete Flint, Gigi Levy-Weiss, and James Currier.

Here's our current portfolio.

Here are some essays we've written on fundraising.

FAQ

What does FAST stand for?

What are the investment terms?

Which kinds of TechBio companies should apply?

How do I apply?

Can I apply to multiple FAST programs?

How do I increase my odds of getting investment from NFX?

Who sees my application?

Are investments first come, first served?

How can NFX invest so quickly?

I applied. When will I hear back?

How long will the FAST initiative last?

Will FAST founders be treated the same as the other NFX portfolio companies?

Is this an accelerator?

Is this a new financial instrument like a SAFE?

About NFX

NFX is a Pre-Seed and Seed venture firm based in San Francisco. As Founders ourselves, we built 10 companies with more than $10 billion in exits. These exits spanned multiple industries and geographies. We invest, build software, and distribute content to help early-stage Founders unlock speed, defensibility, and edge.