Accelerators come with benefits and drawbacks for founding teams. In particular non-dilution clauses should be considered with care. In our approach we stress the importance of being equal business partners for founders to be able to work side-by-side with founding teams, stay aligned in interests and not get pitched against each other in due course. Some of these preferential rights can get in the way of future funding possibilities or will cost founding teams dearly.
Read more about this topic in the Mt/Sprout article (in Dutch) “Helft Nederlandse accelerators verlangt aandelen van startups“