First place winner Donde Fashion is awarded a $50,000 investment, $5,000 in Facebook ad credits and a trip to Silicon Valley to compete for an additional $250,000 at G-Startup Worldwide Global Finals.
About the G-Startup Worldwide at GMIC Tel Aviv Winners:
First Place: Donde Fashion, AI-powered visual search for eCommerce. www.dondefashion.com
15 high-quality startups selected by the Evaluation Committee of more than 20 active investors pitched global VC’s from prominent firms including JVP Funds, Carmel Ventures (Viola Group), Magma VC, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Aleph VC, Qualcomm Ventures, GWC Innovator Fund, Markers LLC, Lool VC, and 500 Startups.
G-Startup received ~ 300 applications from 47 countries. Most of our applications are focused on sectors of Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR, Cybersecurity and Robotics. The cohort has raised funds from notable firms like Canaan Partners, Plus Ventures, etc. and individuals like Noam Bardin (Waze CEO and Google VP). A large number of our cohort have graduated from Citi Accelerator, Microsoft Accelerator, Brainnovations, MassChallenge, IBM Alpha Zone, UpWest Labs, StartX, TechStars, and more.
Together G-Startup and all partners succeeded to organize an event offering 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 Startup Enabler, Facebook’s Fb Start and global partners including Sequoia Capital, Cheetah Mobile, and Google Launchpad. Also, we’d like to express our gratitude to our strategic partners, Microsoft and Cloud Valley. In addition, with the support of our promotional partners including 8200 EISP, Israel Brain Technologies, VCforU, StartupEast, SOSA, UpWest Labs, and The Junction, we have built a better startup ecosystem for our startups.
All G-Startup Worldwide regional participants will also automatically be accepted into FbStart, a global startup program from Facebook designed to help developers build and grow their products. FbStart members receive free tools and services and year-round opportunities to connect directly with the Facebook team for technical and professional support. FbStart members also receive a custom package of exclusive discounts from dozens of Facebook partners, including companies such as Amazon, Dropbox, UserTesting and MailChimp. Messenger platform and native mobile app developers can apply to join the program at www.FbStart.com.
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. Our alumni including Didi Chuxing, App Annie and Wandoujia have raised $11.6 billion in total. G-Startup Worldwide is hosted at each Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in 2017 including Beijing, Bangalore, Tel Aviv, Mexico City, Tokyo, 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! All regional winners have the opportunity to go through Facebook’s FB Start program and a boot camp with Google Launchpad Accelerator. Any eligible startup from around the world may apply.
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