G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find the most innovative, early stage startups, invest in them, support them with a global network and enable them to change the world. In 2016, G-Startup invested over $1,000,000 in startups.
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 a boot camp with Google Launchpad Accelerator.
Since 2010, G-Startup alumni have raised $11.6 Billion. Didi alone has raised $11 Billion. We have also had 8 startups get acquired by companies like Google, Amazon, Alibaba, Apple and Pinterest.
Our winners also gain access to the exclusive G-Network, our private network for global tech executives.
G-Startup judges are world famous venture capitalists and tech leaders. Some of our judges include:
Hans Tung, Managing Partner of GGV Capital
Tim Draper, Managing Director of Draper Associates
Aydin Senkut, Founder of Felicis Ventures
Neil Shen, Founder of Sequoia China
Dave McClure, Founder of 500 Startups
Lei Jun, Founder and CEO of Xiaomi
James Shen, Managing Director of Qualcomm Ventures
Nothing shows what is possible like our amazing alumni:
Didi Kuaidi - Beijing 2013 “Most Innovative App” Winner - $35B Valuation
App Annie - Beijing 2010 Finalist- Raised $157M from Sequoia, IDG, IVP
Wandoujia- Beijing 2012 Finalist – Raised $128M & acquired by Alibaba
Apportable – Silicon Valley 2013 – Raised $11.4M & acquired by Google
Unisound - Beijing 2013 Finalist - Raised $107M from Qualcomm Ventures
Funding: Raised a round but less than $2 million
Industry: AI, Mobile, IoT, wearables, FinTech, Cyber Security, Smart Cars, AR/VR, Space, Robotics/Drones, Education, Health, AggTech, Social and eCommerce
Mission: Preference given to startups with innovative products that will make a positive impact on the world
Geography: Startups can be from any country in the world