LDR Ventures is the Top Incubator For Emerging Fashion & Consumer Lifestyle Brands. We’re Based in Southern California.



Free Office Space in Los Angeles

Venture Mentors & Investors

Partnership & Hands On Support


What is the need or problem you are trying to address?

Do you have a market breakthrough, intellectual property, product, service, design or technology innovation or a unique partnership? Why is now the right time? If your plan is successful, what economic or market benefit will the business convey?

Address the innovation in significant detail—think product, customer and needs, not marketing. Explain the principles of the business. What are the three major things that could go wrong? Has market demand been validated? Have you validated your cost of goods, pricing models and cost to acquire customers? How long will it take to validate the viability of the product, model or technology? What is your burn rate and path to profitability? How do you acquire your initial customers and how do you keep them? How will you get to a large customer base in the first few months or quarters?

Who are you, and why are you qualified to lead this opportunity? What skills do you bring to this opportunity? What skills will your team need to add? Do you envision yourself as the long-term CEO or in another role? The focus is mostly on you, your goals and your founding team. Address why you are uniquely qualified to solve this problem. People, who are key to your innovation, matter to us.

What is the role of every member of your current team? Are they all working toward mitigating your primary risks, or are they working on non-critical development that can be addressed later? Are they the best possible people for meeting your current milestones? Are the founders thought leaders or associated with thought leaders in the field? What critical people, who could address your key risks, are missing, and where can you find them?

It is important to understand your path to mitigating the business’ risks you face. What milestones will this financing help achieve? What are your future milestones, and how much capital will you need to achieve each? What is the company status and burn rate at each of these milestones? What are your contingency plans if things don’t go well? Is the amount for which you’re looking in line with the risk-removal milestones you have outlined? What is your total and operating cash burn (the amount you’re spending) per month, in case months stretch into years?

Do you have a good understanding of the competitive landscape? Are you comparing your company against market competition in areas that matter to the end customer? Are you comparing your future product or service to your competitor’s current product or to their future product? Is your business addressing a need in a large enough market (over a billion dollars)?

How significant a step forward is represented by the business? What impact will it have on the competition? Why can’t a competitor replicate your plan tomorrow? Why have other players in the field missed out on this opportunity?


Are you ready to apply? If so, please submit your plan below. Your plan should include information about your team, product, service, traction, financials and funding-to-date. We carefully review each application and will reach out whether you are a fit or not.