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GSD Labs Launches 11th Cohort With 10 Startups To #GoGlobal



October 25th, 2022

  • These startups will participate in GSD’s 15-week program which includes hands-on sessions to make measurable differences in sales and marketing, speed-dating meetings with mentors/investors, strategy and direction for investor interfacing, and direct connection to GSD’s network of investors. A virtual demo day is the culmination of the accelerator where each founder presents to over 140 investors in attendance.

  • GSD travels the world in search of resilient entrepreneurs bold enough to #GoGlobal. This cohort includes a diverse group of founders with roots in the U.S., Japan, the Philippines, India, Pakistan, the Netherlands, Canada, Nigeria, the U.K., Australia, and Israel. 50% are led by minorities or founders from emerging markets.

GSD Venture Studio’s 15-week accelerator, GSD Labs has just launched yet another cohort of future unicorns. Challenging times require innovative concepts and a world without borders. The tech verticals of these exceptional startups include Worktech, Mobility, Healthtech, AI, Blockchain/Web3, Metaverse, Fintech, and ESG.

GSD’s CEO Gary Fowler and VP of Programs Nick Bravante are seasoned venture builders who direct strategy based on their own success as founders. Both Gary and Nick are well aware that 90% of startups fail, and that these failures are usually because companies run out of money. The entrepreneur’s dilemma is usually that they have a great idea but neither the money to grow nor the traction to raise. This is where GSD Labs comes in and injects tried and true tactics to growth hack sales and position startups for funding.

“Our accelerator gives companies the tools to succeed in driving explosive growth and attracting top-tier investment, followed by introductions necessary to execute both these missions.” Says GSD CEO Gary Fowler

The accelerator makes more than just connections for funding, as alumni Ajay Lalu, founder of Q-Hop states.

“The GSD Labs accelerator allowed us access to amazing Advisory Board members like Rick Orloff and John Agate through the networks of Gary Fowler and Nick Bravante. Through the accelerator, we were able to polish our pitch deck and our financial forecasts with the guidance and experience of Silicon Valley veterans. This gave investors like E Squared confidence to continue to invest in Q-Hop and opened up other potential investors from the Valley.”

GSD is excited to continue our work as one of the premier accelerators in the world of startups and continue to select, nurture and connect the best startups from every corner of the globe. Meet the next generation of global unicorns from GSD below!


Africa GreenTec


Africa GreenTec provides rural communities with renewable energy and holistic infrastructure solutions to introduce electricity, cooling, water, and internet access to new markets, addressing 11 out of 17 SDGs.


DaysToHappy


Toxic work cultures cost companies $1T annually. DaysToHappy reimagined the employee experience to eliminate toxic cultures forever through a mobile AI SaaS platform. Email/login/app not required, allowing the platform to scale instantly to thousands of employees.


Calorique


Green technology requires heat. Calorique has developed electronic radiant heat films compatible with all renewable energy markets. Continuous length sheets, up to 60” wide, and 10mm thick can be used to create heat for residential and commercial building heat, de-icing, automotive healthcare, agriculture, military applications, and more.


EneriqsAI


EneriqsAI is a cloud-based software company that minimizes cooling expenses while maximizing air comfort. The proven, patented, and accurate predictive-AI solution optimizes chiller efficiency in commercial buildings to achieve ~25% savings.


Fijo


Fijo allows drivers to collect 100% of their fares while enabling riders to select specific drivers and name their price. This subscription-based platform empowers drivers to build trusted relationships with riders to lock in guaranteed scheduled rides.


Image Machine


Image Machine enables virtual users to interact as 3D photorealistic avatars in the metaverse. The platform allows for a more immersive and intimate experience than Zoom, Teams, or Google Meet, and helps people feel closer despite being physically apart.


MedMatch Network


MedMatch Network is a cloud-based, B2B2C, AI-enabled, SaaS platform for patient referral management and information exchange among medical providers. It is also a marketplace where patients can store all medical records, simplify access to specialists/second opinions, and “shop” for digital health tools and medical services.


NFTA


NFTA is a Web3 SaaS e-commerce platform for NFT monetization and merchandising. Companies and fashion brands with access to digital artwork and redistribution rights can print on demand while NFT projects can create instant physical brands around their projects and artwork.


SimpliCapital


Inefficient cashflow management costs firms millions due to unpredictable receivables inflow & supplier payment outflow while thinly staffed finance teams rely on manual processes and assume AI is unreachable. SimpliCapital’s SaaS platform empowers businesses to achieve higher & predictable cash flows by accelerating receivables inflow & optimizing supplier payments along with an integrated digital payment platform.


Tier Money


Tier Money is a global banking platform that allows businesses and individuals to hold accounts in multiple wallets and currencies, swap between currencies, and pay globally. Users can send, receive and store funds in 22 currencies and between 120 countries.


UPBOND


Web3 is all about personal ownership of data and assets, yet users do not want to manage their own data and enterprises need some personal data to survive and thrive. UPBOND enables users to safely store all Web3 assets and personal data and selectively share their information with enterprises they trust.


If any of these companies pique your interest and you would like an introduction regarding employment, advising, sales, or investment, please contact Nick Bravante(nick@gsdvs.com).