The Refiners

Investment Size
100K - 1M


Founded by entrepreneurs The Refiners is a San Francisco-based Seed Fund Program devoted to helping world-class entrepreneurs thrive in the bountiful yet complicated environment of Silicon Valley. We are passionate about the needs of international startups, and believe they are different enough to warrant a program specifically for them. Over a three-month period, startups usually receive funding, networking and mentorship opportunities in Silicon Valley. 

The Refiners’ aim is to equip your start-up with the tools necessary to expand your startup’s vision and scale globally.We are committed to providing you with unparalleled support, guidance and expertise.


Innovation is everywhere, but you can’t afford not to be in Silicon Valley if you want to have a global impact in the digital space. Moving to the Valley, however, is a brutal process — competition is fierce, network is key, and time-to-market is of the essence.

Our mission is to provide foreign founders with an established network upon arrival — 200+ Silicon Valley mentors who have joined forces to select, advise, and invest in the world’s most promising startups. 

This unparalleled access — to key executives, entrepreneurs, investors, experts, business and technology leaders — makes The Refiners one of the most effective Cross Border Seed Fund in the world.


Startup Tabs

VC Talk: The Refiners Reimagined Early-Stage Investing With Acceleration Program, AI Platform - 11/17/2017

The San Francisco-based seed capital firm The Refiners has a unique business model: It exclusively invests in early-stage[...]

The Refiners veut des start-up «solubles» dans la Silicon Valley - 04/27/2017

Alors qu'il vient de lever 6,8 millions de dollars, l’accélérateur The Refiners a lancé sa saison 2. Il a recruté des start-up « cross border » capables de tirer parti de l’écosystème californien[...]

The Refiners lève 6,8 millions de dollars pour devenir incontournable dans la Silicon Valley - 04/24/2017

The Refiners, le programme d'accélération dirigé par Géraldine Le Meur, cofondatrice de Le Web, Carlos Diaz (Blue Kiwi, Group Reflect), et Pierre Gaubil (de l'éditeur Sensopia), a réalisé une[...]