GSV Announces the Elite 200, GSV Cup Semifinalists
CHICAGO and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- GSV Ventures, a female-led, multi-stage venture capital firm, announced today the 200 semifinalists in The GSV Cup — the world's largest EdTech pitch competition for startups. The acclaimed 200 companies, The Elite 200, represent the top pre-seed and seed stage startups in digital learning across the "Pre-K to Gray" space. These companies will compete for up to $1M in cash and prizes at the ASU+GSV Summit, the annual education technology event hosted by Arizona State University and GSV Ventures, in San Diego this April 4-6.
The esteemed list was selected from a global applicant pool of 750+ companies, the largest application pool yet. More than 175 judges from leading venture capital firms and strategic partners in digital learning used the Five P's framework (People, Product, Potential, Predictability, and Purpose) to determine the 200 most promising companies.
"We're at a critical and exciting time for the future of society," said Deborah Quazzo, managing partner of GSV Ventures. "The pandemic has made it increasingly clear that Ed is on The Edge — on the edge of innovation, transformation, globalization. We've always imagined a new era in which ALL people have equal access to the future, and this year's Elite 200 companies are emblematic of that vision. We're proud to name the 200 semifinalists in the GSV Cup competition and look forward to having them pitch live at the ASU+GSV Summit."
These companies are serving learners from Pre-K to Gray, with companies well-distributed across the following categories: Early Childhood, K-12, Higher Education, Adult Consumer Learning, and Adult Enterprise Learning. The 2022 Elite 200 continue to break barriers, coprised of an increasingly diverse and global group:
Learn more about the GSV Cup Elite 200 and the selection process here.
The GSV Cup is powered by Google Cloud, HubSpot for Startups, HolonIQ, and GSV Ventures. Applicants were evaluated by the world's leading investors, including Accel, General Atlantic, Reach Capital, and Owl Ventures, among others.
View the full list of companies selected to the GSV Cup Elite 200 at https://www.asugsvsummit.com/gsv-cup-elite-200
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