Partners


The Long Beach Accelerator has partnered with several crucial organizations to help ensure your success.

Sunstone Fund


Sunstone Management, Inc. is a diversified private capital management and investment firm offering comprehensive wealth management solutions to its worldwide clients with a focus on investments in U.S. based small businesses and middle markets. Its investment offerings are carefully structured to meet targeted investor goals ranging from short term senior debt products to longer term, equity, growth capital and venture capital investment strategies.

Sunstone invests on behalf of a diverse client base across the globe, including institutional investors and high net worth individuals and families. Sunstone is deeply committed to building trust through its proven asset management and operational expertise, and to create value that is sustainable and aligned with the needs of clients.

Sunstone’s Venture Capital funds including the Sunstone Long Beach Accelerator Fund invest in emerging US start-ups developing innovative solutions in the industries such as Healthcare, Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Data Science, Aerospace & Aviation, Logistics & Transportation Technology, Clean Technology, Mobile Technologies and Applications. These funds offer Sunstone investors a unique opportunity to eventually catch the value of those high growth start-ups by obtaining a small piece of their equity in early stages such as the “seed round”.

Seraph Fund


Founded in 2004, Seraph Group is one of the most successful structural angel investment firms that invest in high tech startups in “seed round”. Over the last fifteen years Seraph has successfully built a unique limited partner network of over 330 successful entrepreneurs from a variety of industries in 100+ cities all over the world.

Seraph Group’s current portfolio covers 59 companies in medical/life science, internet, aerospace, communication, semi-conductor, artificial intelligence, enterprise software, digital media and cyber-security. Its 21 exits in the last decade have consistently produced a positive alpha. In late 2019 Seraph Group established the Seraph Long Beach Fund, with its partner Sunstone Management serving as a co-general partner.

This Fund allocates up to one-third of its investments to Long Beach Accelerator entrepreneurs upon completion of the program, while the remaining two-thirds are designated to funding other seed round startup projects in the City of Long Beach.

CSULB


The Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship also known as the IIE was founded in 2017 as part of the city of Long Beach’s commitment to build a tech ecosystem. The IIE led by Dr. Wade Martin provides ongoing programming for innovators and entrepreneurs alike on and off campus.

The amount of programs and workshops are constantly growing and developing to support individuals on their entrepreneurial journey. The IIE supports many programs and include:

  • Beach Incubator – open to anyone and occurs every Tuesday between 7-9PM during the academic year
  • CSULB Innovation Challenge – campus wide annual business plan competition
  • DLBA Entrepreneurship Education Series
  • Beach Entrepreneur Bootcamp
  • Centro CHA Boot Camp
  • DLBA Woman Owned Entrepreneur Accelerator
  • Climathon
  • Professional Networking Events

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