Why Investors Say No

Why Investors Say No
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Google and AirBnB, were rejected by outside investors.

Both became unicorns.

So, why do investors say no?

We can think of a few common reasons about why startup founders don't receive offers for investment.

Join us for a webinar on the top reasons VCs and angels say no to investing in startups.  

Who should join  

Startup founders who want to:  

  • Receive outside investment to grow their startup  
  • Be in the chance to receive up to S$200,000 from Accelerating Asia  
  • Join an award-winning accelerator program  

What we will cover  

  • The top reasons investors say no  
  • How you can improve your chance of getting a yes from investors  
  • How Accelerating Asia invests in startups  

And remember applications to join the Accelerating Asia program are now open, apply now.    

Who we are

Accelerating Asia is a pre-Series A venture capital fund and award-winning startup accelerator based in Singapore. As an independent startup accelerator, we focus on our startups and founders first which means our interests are aligned from Day 1. Our startups receive competitive funding, access to the best-in-class mentors, active angel and institutional investors, customers and our network of partners. You’ll have access to a great space in the downtown area in Singapore with a high-value and efficiently-run program that offers tremendous value while giving you time to run your business.


Invest in the future

Accelerating Asia invests in startups with scalable technology solutions and revenue generating business models that combine purpose with profit.


In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of startups and the terms of the investment including the merits and risks involved. Prospective investors should not construe this content as legal, tax, investment, financial or accounting advice.