Top U.S. Accelerator 2018, 2017 & 2016

Angelpad’s rise to the top is rooted in extremely high satisfaction of its graduates, high valuations for its portfolio companies and fundraising success.

2018 Seed accelerators AngelPad, StartX and Y Combinator have landed the coveted Platinum Plus spots in the 2018 rankings from the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, a benchmarking program run by entrepreneurship and management experts from Rice University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Georgia.

2017 Seed Accelerators “AngelPad” and “Y-Combinator” share the coveted top spots in the 2017 rankings from the “Seed Accelerator Rankings Project” (SARP), an annual benchmarking study run by Entrepreneurship and Management experts from Rice University, MIT and the University of Richmond. (Source)

2016: Over 150 programs were invited to participate this year. For 2016, the rankings have moved to a tier system, with no ordinal ranking within tiers. Platinum is the highest tier. (Source:

2015 – This year, the list is topped by a new champion: Angelpad (last year’s #3 program). Mucker Lab (#4 last year) and Techstars (last year’s #2) took second and third respectively. (Source: Techcrunch)