Accelerating Technology Startups to Series A

How it works

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Accelerate your technology startup with support from our team and interact with other entrepreneurs, industry experts and professional investors. We work with founders who we believe have the potential to Series A within a 12 - 18 month timeframe. We provide extensive training through Dreamstake Academy and access to seed capital through our own angel network.
Dreamstake is a professional funding and acceleration platform. We work with strong founders to make their technology startups attractive to qualified investors. We offer support to startups until they are ready for investment by sophisticated angels or venture capital funds. Dreamstake has built an extensive investor base, and uses JustInvesting to manage investors' access to the select companies.


Dreamstake is a network of 20,000 entrepreneurs, investors and helpers focused on creating the next generation of technology startup winners. We provide the first democratised accelerator model open to all and without cohorts or time boxing. The platform is free to join and provides access to education and mentoring through Dreamstake Academy.

Startup founders join our platform, create a startup profile and receive access to the resources they need to build successful products.

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Our team

Paul Dowling - CEO
Paul has spent the last 5 years working with founders and investors in the European eco-system. He is a regular speaker at international startup events and mentors for several leading accelerators. He has over 20 years experience of working in tech and has a strong knowledge of startup funding.
Marina Atarova - CMO
Marina is an entrepreneur with 5 years experience of working with early stage tech companies. Marina has been involved in running marketing campaigns and created a global network of startup leaders. She runs Dreamstake Academy and has presented at European conferences and accelerators.
Ralph Stenzel - CTO
Ralph has a wealth of startup experience having worked with Filmdoo, PropertyTribes, Quickclass and Shopitize. Prior to this he was leading tech teams and projects at Deloitte, Siemens and Lexis-Nexis (Reed Elsevier). Ralph also supports Berlin Startup Weekend as mentor, is a hackathon judge and workshop tutor.