Day One is designed to support former-Amazon founders who are launching game-changing startups.
Our customer obsession and 'Think Big' LP has created a breeding ground for founders ready to venture out.
Day One can invest in any stage of a company’s growth from pre-seed to pre-IPO. While we are stage-agnostic, our sweet spot is between seed and series A investments.
A co-founder or executive is an alumni of Amazon or an Amazon subsidiary (Twitch, Ring, etc.)
Co-investors are Amazon alumni or an Amazon investment vehicle (Alexa Fund, etc.)
An Amazon alumni is placed as a board member at the company
This network is interested in getting our hands dirty to help founders succeed. We support startups with a top-notch network of founders, mentors, and investors. Community is at the core of what we do.
As former founders, we saw too many Amazonians with great startup ideas fail to pursue them because of the golden handcuffs. We seek to change that.
Day One does not lead rounds and we do not seek board seats. We rely on our community for potential investments. Refer an opportunity and participate in the carry if we pursue the deal.