River Ecosystem includes the River Accelerator, the River Network, and the River Lounge in San Francisco. River Ecosystem is a group of dedicated dreamers who pledged to lead the movement of popularizing Virtual Reality amongst the masses. River Ecosystem works with startups and investors in the fields of frontier technologies. The River Network creates events that facilitate networking between frontier technology entrepreneurs, startups, and investors including our Founder Field Day event at AT&T Park. The River Accelerator program focuses on frontier technologies such as AR, VR, AI, drones, machine learning, robotics, and more. River Accelerator provides startups with mentorship from top luminaries, workspace in SOMA, access to the River Lounge, meetups/happy hours, the River Accelerator Demo Day, and a $100,000+ initial investment. The River Accelerator has helped over 40 frontier technology companies raise over $100M in funding.
We believe in the Founder’s Journey - the transformative process of turning vision into real world impact through daily execution and grit. Our team of investors, operators and community builders support founders through portfolio success programs across virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, space, next generation hardware, and IoT. In 2014 we launched River, the world's first accelerator dedicated to virtual and augmented reality startups, which now includes all frontier technology categories.