In Residence

With Us

Selecting our next founders

We are looking for experienced startup operators and builders who are interested in launching Computer Vision AI startups with our elite team at Launch Factory.

We surround our founders with a powerful team of startup leaders who have launched, grown, and exited numerous technology companies.

We provide patented IP, technical leadership, market expertise, back-office support, and funding so you can focus on what you do best: building great startups.

Computer Vision Focus

This year, Launch Factory has partnered with WowYow, Inc to leverage their breakthrough computer vision for video AI technology to develop multiple startups in new verticals.

To launch these companies, we’re selecting Founders in Residence (FiR) to co-found each new startup with Launch Factory.

Patented AI technology

WowYow, Inc. has developed a proprietary computer vision AI platform technology for processing and analyzing video content. Current AI solutions suffer from cost issues that make computer vision video processing prohibitively expensive.

WowYow’s solution solves the efficiency and scalability problems that other providers face and opens the door to new, exciting applications.

New Market Verticals

Our innovation team, comprised of AI field experts, has identified several exciting markets for future computer vision startups. 

About the Program

Founders in Residence will work with Launch Factory, in San Diego, to investigate concepts for video computer vision applications, validate these markets, and develop the vision for their business.

FiRs will receive an initial investment to build and scale this new venture with Launch Factory as a resource.

What we’re looking for

Startup Track Record Prior experience starting, building, and leading a successful startup or corporate organization

Ready to Work – We’re looking for builders, people who are excited about creating companies from the ground up.

Obsessive Customer Focus – Founders who turn research and insights into an actionable go-to-market strategy.

Unique Industry Knowledge – We love founders with a unique skill, passion, or experience that sets them apart.

Proximity to San Diego – Founders in Residence must be willing to work in person at our San Diego office.

Exposure to AI / ML – Product development based on Computer Vision, AI, or ML models is preferred

Technical and Non-Technical

We’re searching for a diverse cohort of founders from both technical CTO backgrounds and non-technical CEO/COO roles.


– Sales, Biz Dev, and Product Marketing Gurus

– Obsessive customer focus with the ability to turn research and insights into an actionable go to market strategy

– Track record of successful startup fundraising


– Product , Architecture, and UX Gurus

– Incredible product vision with experience developing products from concept testing through mature production

– Track record building amazing user experiences

Andy Ballester

CTO and Co-Founder of GoFundMe

“I’m incredibly excited about this technology partnership. By democratizing access to bleeding edge computer vision, we’re providing founders with the opportunity to launch disruptive applications in untouched markets.”

Kimberly Davis King

Launch Factory Partner

Launch Factory is more than an investor. We surround founders with a network of advisors, powerful technology, investment capital, and back-office support to help them build great things!

Portfolio Companies

Learn more about the Launch Factory family of portfolio companies

The Steps


Apply as a Candidate

Your first step is to hit the apply button on our website. In the application process, you’ll submit your resume, personal information, startup operator experience, and future entrepreneurial goals.


Screening Process

We evaluate each application based on several factors including past startup experience, track record, personal skills, and unique industry knowledge.


Get to Know Us

We’re looking for exceptional founders that are looking to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty building amazing things. We want to hear about your past accomplishments and failures.


Build Time

In early April 2022, we’ll kick off the program at our San Diego offices. Our team is here to help you research, validate, launch and build an incredible startup. Launch Factory is your co-founder.

Tools and Resources


Elite Advisors
We surround our founders with an extensive network of domain advisors, partners, and investors.


Protected IP
We’ve partnered with WowYow to provide new scalable computer vision AI solutions to our founders.


Market Access
We’ve identified and validated current computer vision markets for our founders to develop and pursue.


Founder Equity
Founder’s in residence ideate, develop and launch each new startup and receive founder equity.


Initial Funding
We provide each of our new companies with an initial seed investment to launch the business.


Our incubation program supports founders with key resources and back-office support to help them focus on building.

Detailed FIR Deck


Do I need a startup idea to apply?

No, Launch Factory’s innovation team has identified several promising markets for disruptive AI applications that founders can review and build from. However, FIR candidates are highly encouraged to identify any interesting computer vision AI for video market applications that they feel passionate about.  Each FIR candidate will ultimately validate and propose a new company and solution they believe will be most successful.  

What kind of startups can I build?

Launch Factory will be funding and incubating several computer vision AI for video companies in 2022. Through the technology partnership with WowYow, Inc, Founders in Residence will gain access to WowYow’s API and will be able to build solutions that leverage their technology.

How does the selection process work?

Interested founders should begin by applying via the application here. Launch Factory will review those applications and approved candidates will be invited to join an in-person info session and visit Launch Factory’s office to meet with several members of our team. Launch Factory will then make final selection based on each candidate’s experience and skills fit.

What is WowYow Inc's technology?

Since 2016 WowYow has been leveraging its computer vision technology in the media industry to automate the analysis of publisher video and image content and to serve contextually relevant advertisements without relying on user tracking and third-party cookies. Three key advantages that make WowYow’s AI platform highly competitive are its cost-effective processing engine, smart detection algorithms, and applied AI solutions.

Do I need to be located in San Diego?

Founders in Residence will work 100% onsite at our office in San Diego to facilitate close collaboration within the Founders in Residence and with Launch Factory. Some remote work flexibility will be available as needed though.

Founder in Residence

Co-found a Computer Vision AI startup with us in 2022.