Winner of G-Startup Worldwide at GMIC Beijing 2016
G-Startup Worldwide has wrapped up another successful startup competition, held at GMIC Beijing, arguably the most influential tech conference in Asia. Entrepreneurs and investors came from near and far to be part of the event.
Hans Tung, Midas List VC with GGV Capital, flew in from San Francisco, CA. Hans has been an early stage investor in both the US and China (Xiaomi, Airbnb, Wish, Misfit, et. al.) and is a big proponent of cross border mass market globalization. Hans has been a part of GWIC and G-Startup year over year because of the organization’s “ability to pull together mobile executives, founders and investors from all around the world. And now with an early stage fund and co-investing along side seasoned VC’s in each market, it only makes sense.”
And he is not the only fan. “I paid notice to GMIC and G-Startup very early on. I believe in their mission of driving global mobile internet innovation. They are really critical in helping founders gain access to resources as well as connecting quality startups to investors from all around the world.” David Tang, Partner and Managing Director of Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), was not only a G-Startup judge but also delivered two keynote speeches at GMIC addressing the investment strategy for two of NGP’s main investment focus areas in China; Digital Health and Consumer IoT Solutions.
Suthenesh Sugumaran, founder of Pacific Founders/Belazee, an on-demonad concierge service and e-commerce platform, traveled all the way from Malaysia to compete. “First and foremost, I am looking forward to learning about all that is going on in China and globally as well as from the other founders. Second, we are raising a Series A so being a part of G-Startup is an incredible platform to connect with investors and media. Lastly, I am looking forward to the PitchCamp mentorship to improve on my delivery and presentation skills.”
The day before the conference, the top 10 finalists had the opportunity to practice in front of top tier mentors at PitchCamp who helped them refine their pitches. On the first day of the GMIC Beijing, each of the 10 finalists had 5 minutes to pitch their companies before fielding 5 minutes of questions from the panel of investor judges. The panel then selected 3 startups who would go on to pitch to a different set of judges during the final round on the main stage. All of the top 10 receive 3 months of free space at DAY DAY UP and are accepted to Google Developers Launchpad Program.
Jeff Yu, founder of Zoom Offices, a commission-free online office platform connecting office providers and users, noted that even though his company did not make the top 3, he found tremendous value in being part of G-Startup. ” G-startup has a lot of exposure globally and always attracts the most prestigious investors, mentors and judges. The mentors pointed out some areas we needed to improve upon and we immediately made those changes to our pitch. We are very grateful for this opportunity.”
We are pleased to announce the best of the best at G-Startup Worldwide at GMIC Beijing:
First place: An You Tian
– on demand grocery delivery. Winner of a $50,000 investment prize and a trip to Silicon Valley to compete at the G-Startup Worldwide Global Finals in September for an additional $250,000 investment prize! After the finals they will be able to attend a 3 day bootcamp at Google’s headquarters too!
Second place: Yihu DaoJia
– on demand healthcare. Winner of a $20,000 investment prize.
Third place: Deepshare
– Deeplinking SDK and analytics for app developers.
The top 3 each received a membership in G-Network
, our global, invite only, tech leader community.
A special thank you to our evaluators, mentors, and judges:
Hans Tung, GGV
, Managing Partner
Barrett Parkman, GWC Innovator Fund, VP & Co-Founder
Xiong Zhen, Baidu
, GM Mobile Services Group
Erica Yu, GGV Capital
Zhou You, 36Kr
Lims Wang, Microsoft Ventures & Accelerator
Wang Xiangyun, ShengJing360.com
Ryan Baird, GWC Innovator Fund
Song Mao, Qualcomm Ventures
Bowen Wang, Zhen Fund
GWC was founded in 2008 with the vision to be the world’s most influential mobile innovation platform. GWC enables technology innovation that positively impacts mankind by building connections and trust among mobile industry leaders and innovators globally. It includes the G-Network, a member network with over 700 CEO industry members; the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) event series; GHome, a China-US innovation incubator; and RobotX, a leading AI and Robotics innovation platform. For more information, please visit http://en.gwc.net/
GMIC, the Global Mobile Internet Conference, hosts mobile executives, entrepreneurs, developers, and investors from around the globe and across platforms to build partnerships, to learn from industry thought leaders, to better understand mobile technology trends, and to shed light on how mobile is positively changing the world. GMIC will be the official home for all G-Startup Worldwide competitions. For more information, please visit http://www.thegmic.com/