GoCoach Receives $120,000 Investment Prize as Winner of July Startup Showdown Pitch Competition
ATLANTA, July 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Panoramic Ventures today announced that GoCoach is the winner of its second Startup Showdown, the monthly pitch competition for everyone designed to showcase and fund early-stage technology companies. GoCoach, a B2B SaaS talent development upskilling platform, received a $120,000 investment from Panoramic and gained access to its Founder Success Program.
Other companies that reached the Startup Showdown finalist round this month included:
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"Iwas tired of seeing organizations lose talent instead of investing in them, which is why our mission is to make it easier for people to grow in their careers, unlock their true potential, and achieve greater satisfaction at work," said GoCoach Founder and CEO Kristy McCann Flynn, a former corporate HR executive. "The feedback and mentoring I received through Startup Showdown was exceptional, and I encourage other startup founders to take part. We plan to use the investment prize to continue to evolve and refine GoCoach's technology."
The Startup Showdown series is hosted by Panoramic Ventures, the venture capital investing team of BIP Capital, one of the most active VC firms in the Southeast. Panoramic is led by highly successful entrepreneurs and investors Paul Judge and Mark Buffington.
"Our second Startup Showdown was highly competitive, but GoCoach ultimately won due to the emphasis it places on career acceleration through coaching and learning," said Panoramic Managing Partner Paul Judge. "Kristy and her diverse team of women leaders are focused on the premise of investing in existing talent to increase employee retention and upward mobility while also enriching the employee's value to the organization overall."
Startup Showdown is hosted monthly, with six open application periods each year. Every application submitted for Startup Showdown is reviewed by the Panoramic investment team, which narrows the applicant pool to 25 semifinalists for each event. Those semifinalists are invited to Mentor Day, where 100 mentor sessions are held each month.
Ultimately, five Startup Showdown finalists are selected for each event to pitch in front of a panel of guest judges with $120,000 on the line.
The application period for entrepreneurs to pitch in the August and September events is open now.
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