Abaca takes frustration out of raising capital by providing you with a common language to communicate with investors, a picture of where your company stands now, and a roadmap for where to go next.
Abaca helps you benchmark your startup's progress and level up.
Abaca provides you with a better starting point and a common language to use with investors, mentors and support organizations.
Have more productive conversations with investors, mentors and your team by saving and updating your Level as part of a profile. Share your profile and learn a common language for talking about your progress and identifying milestones critical to growth.
Abaca’s matching algorithm helps you pinpoint where to look for raising capital -- whether that’s grant, debt, angel, seed or venture capital. It also matches you with resources in your ecosystem, such as incubators, accelerators, or government programs and incentives. A customized match score provides you with a gauge of which options are your best fit.
Built upon Village Capital’s proven Venture Investment Level methodology, Abaca charts growth milestones across eight categories investors care about most.
Know your company’s strengths and weaknesses, using the language investors use. Make funding conversations more productive and avoid the mystifying “sorry, you’re too early” response.
Use Abaca to align your team on strategic priorities. Abaca’s investment readiness assessment helps you explain not only what your team needs to focus on but why.
Abaca’s milestone grid helps visualize your progress in each business category. Quickly pinpoint gaps needed to complete your next milestone and overall level. We call those gaps critical milestones, which help set priorities and are great for framing conversations with board members, investors and mentors.
Establishing the Founding Team
Setting the Vision
Solidifying the Value Proposition
Validating an Investable Market
Proving a Profitable Business Model
Moving Beyond Early Adopters
Hitting Product-Market Fit
Exit in Sight