a16z Games announces Speedrun 2024 with $75 million investment pool

Startups are encouraged to enter for the next event starting in January

a16z Games has announced its Speedrun 2024 accelerator program, pledging to invest up to $75 million in startups that prove to be the most promising.

Focusing on the intersection between gaming and technology, next year’s Speedrun has been confirmed following the completion of its 2023 iteration. The program – a ten-week training course – aims to support the best startups at the beginning of their development journey.

It will combine capital with training some of the most experienced talent in the gaming industry, community development work within the groups and industry itself, and content tailored to early-stage startups. Each SPEEDRUN program culminates in a Demo Day for the best startups in the industry to meet some of the best entrepreneurs across Games x Tech.

Key details:

  • Investment: $500K
  • Location: SF bay area for the duration of the program
  • Activities: In person kickoff, live speakers and panels, dinners and mixers, invite-only demo day

Key dates:

  • 9/30: Application Deadline, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submission yields faster feedback and next steps
  • 10/15: Last Day of Interviews
  • 1/22 to 3/29: SPEEDRUN 10-week program begins in January and ends at GDC


Applications for the first cohort of SPEEDRUN 2024 are OPEN NOW through 9/30!