New Delhi: Ed-tech start-up Fliplearn has been selected as a semifinalist among 200 leading pre-seed and seed education technology startups competing to win the GSV Cup, with a prize purse valued at $1 million. Semifinalists are recognized as top innovators in the EdTech sector, disrupting the way people teach and learn worldwide.
The GSV Cup Elite 200 semifinalists will compete for the $1 million prize. They will be invited to participate at the ASU+GSV Summit taking place August 9-11, 2021, both virtually and in San Diego, with a live audience voting for the finalists. The ASU+GSV Summit is the annual education technology conference hosted by GSV Ventures and Arizona State University.
Fliplearn has been invited to pitch to an esteemed panel of judges from global venture capital firms and strategic education companies at the ASU+GSV Summit taking place August 9-11, 2021 in San Diego, California, and virtually. The prize consists of $550,000 in non-dilutive capital and $450,000 in Google Cloud credits.
On the occasion of being selected as semi-finalists, Managing Director of Fliplearn, Divya Lal said, ‘’ We’re honoured to be included in the GSV Cup Elite 200. We are the only Indian EdTech company in this list that focuses on schools. Fliplearn now gets the opportunity to pitch their ideas to an esteemed panel of judges from global venture capital firms. We are overwhelmed with gratitude and pride and waiting for the finals.’
“Congratulations to Fliplearn for being named to the GSV Cup Elite 200,” said Deborah Quazzo, managing partner of GSV Ventures. “As the world moves from Before Coronavirus (B.C.) to After Disease (A.D.), we are seeing a surge of innovation in edtech — the dawn of the age of digital learning — driven by entrepreneurs on a mission to improve lives through education.
These ‘weapons of mass instruction’ have the power to transform teaching and learning. Fliplearn was named a semifinalist in an extremely competitive contest of EdTech startups around the world and will now compete for $1 million in non-dilutive capital and prizes.”
Fliplearn was selected based on rigorous criteria by a panel of 152 esteemed judges from global venture capital firms and strategic education companies. The GSV Cup is powered by Google Cloud, HubSpot for Startups, HolonIQ, and GSV Ventures. Applicants were evaluated by the world’s leading investors, including Accel, Alexa Fund, Brand Capital International, Epic Ventures, Founders Circle Capital, Owl Ventures and Reach Capital, among others.
The second annual GSV cup is the world’s largest pitch competition for “Pre-K to Gray” early stage EdTech startups, with more than 700 startup applicants in 2021. These innovative EdTech companies help ensure that all people have equal access to the future through technologies in early childhood, K-12, higher education, adult consumer learning, and adult enterprise learning.
This year’s Elite 200 represent diverse backgrounds and locations:
- 58% of companies have female founders
- 44% of companies have founders that identify as people of color (POC)
- 39% of companies are based outside the United States