GSF Accelerator announces the launch of its 6th iteration and will fund USD 200K each in 5 tech startups. This is the highest amount of funding that any accelerator provides to the startups anywhere in the world. Additionally, GSF will further invest USD 1M as co-investments in seed/series A rounds, at the end of the program. Applications close on Nov 30 and the program will commence in December of 2017.
GSF Accelerator experience is uniquely crafted for tech startups offering a deep immersion in both Indian and international markets. Selected tech startups will get unparalleled access to not only the Indian tech community with hands-on mentorship from India’s leading tech founders, but will also get access to GSF’s global community of over 300 mentors and startup founders. Selected startups will spend the first three months in Bangalore to refine their products, followed by trips to San Francisco, Tokyo and China for a deep immersion in global tech ecosystem.
Application Process: Apply here by Nov 30. GSF Accelerator is looking for innovative tech startups using frontier technologies like ML&AI, block-chain, sharing economy, etc. to solve significant problems in the areas of healthcare, fin-tech, ed-tech, media-tech, B2B SaaS and analytics, etc.
This iteration of GSF has been redesigned to be an intense and intimate experience for a small group of startups,“ says Rajesh Sawhney- founder of GSF Accelerator and co-founder of InnerChef. He says, “GSF 6 is designed as a life transformational experience for the 5 selected startups with program spanning Bangalore, SF, Tokyo and China. Fundamental ethos of GSF has always been for the founders by the founders. Each startup will be assigned a chief mentor from amongst the 6 founders that have come together this time.”
GSF is known for its strong track record of success with its portfolio companies: Little Eye Labs (acquired by Facebook in 2014) Pokkt (funded by Jafco, Singtel, Jungle) SilverPush (funded by IDG ventures, 500 startups) Zapr (funded by Hotstar, Flipkart and Svaan) HackerEarth (funded by Dice, Beenext, Prime Venture) Flintobox (funded by Lightboxm Aecal, Globevestor), Timesaverz (funded by Unilazer Ventures and others) Dailyrounds (Funded by Accel), DocsApp (funded by Bessemer, Rebright and others), Whatfix (funded by hellion, Stellaris, and others) and Quiziz (funded by Nexus and Prime VP).