G-Startup Worldwide Announced the 2017 Global Winner!

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First place winner Donde is awarded $250,000 investment at G-Startup Worldwide Global Finals at Cross-Border Venture Summit from GWC Innovator Fund

Sand Hill Road, Silicon Valley – November 1, 2017 – G-Startup Worldwide Global Finals, a global startup competition held at Cross-Border Venture Summit to find high potential, early stage startups, is honored to announce the Global Winner for its 2017 Global Finals. The G-Startup Worldwide Global Finals is where startups chosen by investors from thousands of startups in Bangalore, Tel Aviv, Beijing, Jakarta, Seoul, Sao Paulo and Silicon Valley will pitch top Silicon Valley VC’s for a $250,000 investment. G-Startup Worldwide alumni have collectively raised over $17.2 billion.

About the G-Startup Worldwide Global Finals Winner: 

Global Winner: Donde, AI-empowered SaaS platform for online shopping. www.dondesearch.com

Donde is using Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing to provide automatic merchandising, product recommendation and search technology to retailers. The result is a dramatic increase in online sales , improved user experience and global expansion overcoming language barriers.

Donde is working with some of the biggest e-commerce companies in the world, Donde is supported by the best minds in AI and technology including executives from Google, Mobileye, AliExpress and Wanda ecommerce.

Donde is the 1st place winner of G-Startup at GMIC Tel Aviv 2017!

GMIC, hosted by GWC is one of the largest technology conferences in the world and attracts over one-million attendees from over 60 countries.

After the first place win, Donde was chosen to participate in GMIC Beijing and shared the stage with senior executives from Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, JD.com and more.

“We are excited to be part of Cross-Border Venture Summit hosted by G-Startup Worldwide. It’s a great honor for us to receive the recognition of the leading figures globally and are thrilled to receive such great interest and appreciation for Israeli technology solving hard problems and scaling it in US and Asia. We are glad to be supported by the G-startup team which promote disruptive and cutting edge technologies and makes us feel like a real global village.” said Liat Zakay, CEO of Donde.

G-Startup Worldwide received over 4,800 applications from 78 countries for its 2017 Global Finals. Seven regional winners selected by our amazing Evaluation Committee of over 250 VCs will pitch DST, GGV Capital, GWC Innovator Fund, and Foundation Capital for a $250,000 investment and $5,000 in ad credits from FbStart by Facebook at Cross-Border Venture Summit.

Together we succeeded to organize an event in which we offer the opportunities for startups around the world to receive global publicity and to pitch world renowned VCs for their next round of fundraising. Special thanks to our global partners, Sequoia Capital and FbStart from Facebok.


About G-Startup Worldwide

G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find high-potential, early stage startups, invest in them, support them with a global network and enable them to change the world. The G-Startup Worldwide program invests over $1,000,000 in startups annually. G-Startup alumni like Didi and App Annie have raised over $17.2 billion. Some have been acquired by companies like Amazon, Google, Apple and Alibaba. G-Startup Worldwide is hosted at each Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in 2017 including Beijing, Bangalore, Tel Aviv, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Silicon Valley. The local winners of G-Startup Worldwide at selected competitions receive investment. The winner also receives a free trip to Silicon Valley to compete to become the G-Startup Worldwide Global Winner and receive an additional $250,000 investment! Any eligible startup raised (<$2M) from around the world can  apply.

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