Ignite your product vision

Turn your dream into the next great startup with insight from experienced builders, support from an active founder community, and pre-seed investment up to $2M.

Run with your idea

Unusual Spark is structured to provide the kind of pre-seed support you want from leading experts, without the cookie-cutter fellowship experience.

Starter capital

Receive up to $2M of initial pre-seed funding to get you from sketch to working prototype.

Strategic expertise

Work closely with leading experts at Unusual, including 1:1 working sessions to refine your idea and build your team.

Founder community

Access a quality network of early-stage product builders with whom to share ideas, challenges, and best practices.

Getting started is one of the hardest parts of starting a company. Unusual excels at converting ‘potential’ founders into real ones and helping them evolve that initial spark into a scalable venture.

Alex Kwon, Co-Founder and CEO of Lounge

For founders with the right spark

Unusual Spark is for pre-seed consumer or enterprise product builders with vision, passion, and talent. You might be a good fit if you have:


Observed emerging consumer or enterprise behavior that isn’t being addressed by existing products in the market.


Sketched out the product idea or maybe even built a prototype with your potential co-founder.


Considered bootstrapping, but would rather partner with people who have built successful products and companies.

From day one, Unusual deeply believed in our mission. They’re always willing to go the extra mile to help our company in any way we need. Sarah and the Unusual crew have truly been allies to our entire team.

Stella Han, Founder of Fintech Stealth Company

Join an exceptional community of builders

Create meaningful connections and explore your idea alongside an incredible group of founders in the early stages of building their consumer or enterprise startups.

A former CPO of Slack, now on a mission is to empower local businesses.

A former product builder at Samsung now reimagining the remote work experience.

A former director of engineering at Starbucks, now helping companies navigate SOC-2 compliance.

A former founder and engineer at Oracle, now helping financial analysts turn data into insights.

A former product builder at Citizen, now building something new.

A former product builder at Superhuman and Uber, now building something new.

A former product builder at Robinhood and Coinbase, now building something new.

A former product builder at Affirm, now building something new.

A former product builder at YikYak and Loom, now connecting people through content.

Have an idea for the next great startup?

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