A rewards-based, hands-on, for-profit accelerator.

A new type of accelerator with crowdfunding roots and massive networks.

Who we are

Velocity Growth is the purpose-built crowdfunding services company for startup founders who seek capital to launch by leveraging rewards-based funding models. The company provides the tools, talent, technologies and services needed to maximize entrepreneurs’ opportunities for success.

What we do

Velocity Growth will offer entrepreneurs a series of cloud services and applications that deliver an optimized experience as they prepare to raise the funding needed to get their ideas launched on leading rewards-based crowdfunding platforms. These tools will include apps and services offered free of charge while others will be available on a success-based fee and equity basis.

Who we work with

Velocity Growth is the purpose-built crowdfunding services company for startup founders who seek capital to launch by leveraging rewards-based funding models. The company provides the tools, talent, technologies and services needed to maximize entrepreneurs’ opportunities for success.

Why work with us

Velocity Growth will offer entrepreneurs a series of cloud services and applications that deliver an optimized experience as they prepare to raise the funding needed to get their ideas launched on leading rewards-based crowdfunding platforms. These tools will include apps and services offered free of charge while others will be available on a success-based fee and equity basis.

Who we work with

EvoNexus
University of California San Diego
Wireless Life Sciences Alliance
San Diego Sports Innovators

Our team

Jeff Belk
Chairman

Jeff served in several executive positions during more than 14 years at Qualcomm, including Senior Vice President, Strategy and Market Development, as well as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Interdigital Corporation (NASDAQ: IDCC). and San Diego’s Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSMI), the UC San Diego Alumni Association, San Diego-based Wireless Life Sciences Alliance, and is on the advisory board of CommNexus, a leading San Diego technology trade organization. Jeff also has made a broad range of angel investments and serves as an adviser to a number of privately held companies.

Josh Baylin
CEO

Josh is a former Bloomberg technology reporter and financial professional turned developer and serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of Velocity Kick, the first set of crowdfunding analytics tools aimed at improved audience and message management. Most recently, Josh led a financial data consulting and trading business, Visual Systems Research Group and VSRG Capital. Previously Josh worked as a portfolio manager at SAC Capital Advisors, LLC in Greenwich, Conn., managing technology investments. Prior to that, he held the role of Associate Analyst at Legg Mason Equity Research covering the wireless and technology sectors.

Andy Abramson
Chief Strategy Officer

Andy is the Chief Strategy Officer of Velocity Growth, where he leads marketing, communications, along with business and eco-system development. He is also CEO and founder of Comunicano, Inc., a Del Mar-based value creation communications agency that has been supporting startups, early stage and high-growth companies globally since 1992 including over 30 which have either been acquired or gone public in the USA, UK and Europe. Previously Andy held management positions with The Upper Deck Company and Foote Cone Belding/Impact as well as executive positions with three professional sports team, The Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia Flyers and Philadelphia Wings starting in 1974.

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