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.



November 16th, 2017

After 9-weeks of challenging the startups in Fleet #3, it was finally time to showcase what they have and leave it all on the stage at Pitch Night. Let's just say, they brought it all and crushed it. 

We had the biggest crowd we've ever had with over +450 RSVPs this Pitch Night. Thank you for the amazing support for the foreign startups and our program at The Refiners. Take a look at out our recap video of Pitch Night.



October 4th, 2017

What an amazing turnout at Meet the Fledglings! Thank you to all that made it out on a Wednesday night to welcome to foreign entrepreneurs in Fleet #3. Huge thank you to our Partners at Parisoma and to La Flamme for the delicious La Tarte Flambée!

Fleet #3 was very excited to see so many people at their welcome party. We can't wait to see how Pitch Night will turn out this upcoming November 16th!