Global Innovator Fund
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A fund focused on investing in global innovators that are improving
GWC Mission: To connect the world and enable innovation.
The GWC membership is a private, invitation only community for innovators and executives from leading technology companies to build trusted relationships, share insights, explore collaboration and develop international growth strategies.
Members include executives from:
The Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) hosts mobile industry executives, entrepreneurs, developers and investors from around the globe to build partnerships, learn from industry thought leaders and show how innovation is improving the world.
500 Journalists from
*2015 Estimates including all GMIC events
Paul GrahamFounderY Combinator
Pony MaCEO and FounderTencent
LeijunCEO and FounderXiaomi
Sachin BansalCEO and FounderFlipkart
The G20 Mobile Leader Summit is an exclusive, private dinner followed by a roundtable discussion with approximately 20 of the world’s leading innovators in the mobile industry from key markets worldwide. The event is held bi-annually in Beijing and Silicon Valley.
Previous Attendees Include: • Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and Founder, Facebook• Yuri Milner, Founder, DST Global• Reid Hoffman, Founder, Linkedin• Pony Ma, CEO and Founder, Tencent• Robin Li, CEO and Founder, Baidu• Leijun, CEO and Founder, Xiaomi• Sachin Bansal, CEO and Founder, Flipkart• Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO and Founder, Olacabs• Evan Spiegel, CEO and Founder, Snapchat• Richard Liu, CEO, Jingdong (JD.com)• Sebastian Thrun, CEO and Founder, Udacity• Ben Silberman, CEO and Founder, Pinterest• Nathan Blecharczyk, Co-Founder, Airbnb
G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find the most innovative, early stage startups, invest $1,000,000 in them, support them
with a global network and enable them to change the world.
Enabling Innovative Startups to Change the World
• GWC Startup Worldwide is an investment strategy of the the Global Innovator Fund • The fund will invest $1,000,000 into 18 startups through G-startup in 2016
• GMIC will host G-startup at all nine GMIC 2016 Locations• Each local G-Startup winner will get a $50,000 investment prize and the
second place will receive $20,000 investment prize• Each winner also receives a free trip to Silicon Valley for GMIC SV
• The finals will be held at GMIC SV, where the 9 local GMIC Winners will pitch for an additional $250,000 investment (Total Investment $300k) . 2nd place will receive an additional $120,000 (Total Investment: $170k).
G-Startup Worldwide Overview
Neil Shen, Founding Managing Director, Sequoia China
Dave McClure, Managing Director, 500 Startups
Lei Jun, CEO & Founder, Xiaomi
Jenny Lee, Managing Partner, GGV Capital
Sasha Mirchandani, Managing Director,
Fu Sheng, CEO, Cheetah Mobile
Tim Chang, Managing Director, Mayfield
Charles Hudson, Venture Partner, SoftTech Ventures
Tim Draper, Managing Director, DFJ
James Shen, Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures
Didi Kuaidi• Beijing 2013 “Most Innovative App” Winner - $16 Billion Valuation
App Annie• Beijing 2010 Finalist - Raised $94 Million from Sequoia, IDG
Polar Rose• Beijing 2010 Finalist -Acquired by Apple in 2010
OpenGarden• Silicon Valley 2014 Winner -Raised $12.8m from August Capital
Filld• Silicon Valley 2015 Winner -Raised $3.25m Seed from Lightspeed Venture Partners
Hyperverge• Won Bangalore 2015 -Raised $1m seed from NEA
China India U.S. Other
Innovative productor service that
Mobile, Robotics, Education, Health, Social, Commerce
Have Achieved Major Traction in
Other includes Indonesia, Brazil, Japan, Europe etc.
Global Growth Potential
Benefits to Our Portfolio
Global Promotion and Thought
Leadership through GMIC
Deep Global Network of Tech and Innovation Leaders
Unique Relationships and
Expertise in Strategic Markets: China,
Access toInfluential LP’s
Enabling World Changing Innovation