We know that the Southern hi-tech potential is tremendous –
We’re here to make it bloom.

We back BGU’s outstanding students and recent grads with
an early-stage investment of up to $20,000, and full support in everything
you need to grow your startup.

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Our Process

01

Apply

Fill in our form. It will help you orient towards the process and what investors look for in start-ups and social projects.

02

Meet

If you pass the screening, you’ll meet the family.
Our analysts work in small teams, you’ll meet them, pitch and get some questions as a follow-up.

Try to prepare as best as you can, it’s ok if you don’t have all the answers yet.

03

Due Diligence

Now that you proved your worth, we’ll dig a little deeper.

Guided by one of our analysts, you’ll be asked to prepare some documents for the upcoming investment committee, improve your pitch, and present it on our pitch night.

04

Investment Committee

The moment of truth!
By then, hopefully, you tried, revised and narrowed it down to nothing but the best.

You’ll pitch to our committee who will follow-up with some hard, but necessary questions. We’ll discuss about your startup’s potential, process, status, and future.

05

Cactus Portfolio

Welcome aboard. As part of Cactus’s portfolio, you’ll get more than just a check.

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Follow-on Investors
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Networking & Startup Community
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Legal Consulting
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Cloud Storage Credits
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Tailor-Made Workshops

Our Investment Tracks

Get Started

$5,000

Get Ahead

$20,000

Give Back

$5,000

Get Started

$5,000

Get Ahead

$20,000

Give Back

$5,000

Questions & Answers

General Information

Yes! Just send us an email to hello@cactus.capital

Application Process

Yes – Our “Get Started” track was created specifically for Startups at the beginning of their journey. You can read more about this track here.

We accept applications  in which at least 50% of the founders are BGU students or recent graduates (two years after graduation) from Ben-Gurion University.

If your startup is unrelated to the field of your thesis or research you can submit the application.

During the window opening period for applications – you you can submit your proposal here.

A sole founder can submit an application for the 5K tracks (Get Started and Give Back)
We do recommend you to go here(llink) and find your future co-founder

Get Started and Get Ahead tracks: any technological or innovative venture in any field.
Give Back track: an innovative venture with a social impact.

Yes, as long as one of the founders has technical capabilities. Although we strongly encourage you to look for a CTO to join your team.

Yes. While filling out the application you will be asked to add your “pitch deck”. In case you do not know how to build the pitch deck presentation, you can get inspired here.

No. We don’t ask for a business plan/one pager/budget during the application. If we continue the process with you, you will need to prepare these documents.

We keep your information confidential—only our advisors and drafting committee will have access to it. Nevertheless, we do not sign an NDA agreement (almost no VC or accelerator would do so with an early-stage start-up).

Not at all. We believe that competition is a positive thing. If there are more start-ups in your field, it means the market wants your product and it solves a real problem. But this also means you need to find your uniqueness and your added value.

Of course! If your application was rejected, we recommend that you email us and understand why it was rejected so that you can make changes and submit again next year.

Investment terms

Our contracts are SAFE-type contracts, this type is known as the most friendly to entrepreneurs, you can read about the SAFE investment method here.

No. Our contract is fixed and the same for everyone.

We’ve investigate each case individually, if your start-up has already raised money, contact us on hello@cactus.capital.

Portfolio Companies

Cloud Credits, a bunch of network for future investors and startup founders, Cactus Capital network of portfolio companies & access to experts on campus

When we refer start-up founders to investors, it means we are recommending them. hence, we know them well and preferably have worked with them. If we don’t know you well, we can’t recommend you. Furthermore, we don’t make intros for commissions and/or any kind of other compensation.