The Techstars Dubai Accelerator in partnership with GINCO is expanding Techstars’ presence in the Middle East. GINCO is a full service general contracting firm, covering the full lifecycle of the construction process from concept to execution and supervision. Dubai is known for their leadership in technology innovation. Pioneering entrepreneurs leading innovative companies solving challenges in transportation, construction, wellness, IoT, robotics, & beyond should apply, no matter your location.
Insight Partners is the most trusted scale-up firm in the software industry. Their team of industry-leading experts partner with companies to drive extraordinary success that is fueled by know-how, grit, and hands-on collaboration. Founded in 1995, Insight currently has over $20 billion of assets under management and has cumulatively invested in more than 300 companies worldwide. Across their people and their portfolio, they encourage a culture around a core belief: growth equals opportunity.
Global Founders Capital Management GmbH is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, early, growth, emerging growth, mid venture and late ventures. The firm focuses on investing in the equity of young technology companies. It prefers to invest in internet, software, Fintech, e-commerce and wireless projects. The firm invests globally with a focus on Southeast Asia, Middle East, North Africa, Vietnam, Colombia, Europe, the United States, and China. The firm prefers to invest between €0.01 million ($0.01 million) and €10 million ($12.9 million). The firm invests between €0.1 million ($0.137 million) and €1 million ($1.38 million) during the seed stage, €1 million ($1.38 million) and €3 million ($4.14 million) during the early stage, and €3 million ($4.14 million) and €8 million ($11.03 million) during the growth stage. It prefers to be the lead investor and have a board seat in its portfolio companies. Global Founders Capital Management GmbH was founded in 2006 and is based in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. It operates as a subsidiary of Rocket Internet AG.
A Rockstart Accelerator is an intensive startup program that helps entrepreneurs take their companies from early traction to the global market in 6 months.
It provides investment, office space, highly specialized knowledge, and access to a broad network of international mentors, partners and investors. During this program, the startups enroll in 30+ workshops on Lean Startup, Growth Strategies, Fundraising, Sales, PR & Marketing, Team & Personal development, Legal & Finance and more. After 100 days the entrepreneurs present their companies to investors, partners, entrepreneurs and industry journalists in Demo Day.
Finally, in a month-long program in Silicon Valley startups expand their international network and learn from the world’s leading tech scene.
SOSV is venture capital firm and an accelerator specializing in technology startups. The firm also specializes in seed, early venture, growth capital, venture and growth-stage funding to disruptive startups. The firm typically invests in information technology with a focus on hardware, software, leap motion, sales and biotechnology, telecommunications, energy efficiency technology, energy, green energy, medical devices, transportation, robotics, internet, and social media; it also invests in the food sector. It seeks to invest globally with a focus on United States, Europe, and Asia including China. The firm typically invests between $0.01 million and $0.05 million and offers a two-four month program in exchange for equity. The firm prefers to invest as the lead investor. SOSV was founded in 1995 and is based in Princeton, New Jearsey with additional offices in United States of America, Europe, and Asia.
Sequoia Capital Global Equities extends Sequoia Capital’s technology investing efforts into the public markets.
SCGE currently manages over $7 billion and invests in companies across the global technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) sectors, primarily focusing on software, internet, financial technology, and technology-enabled consumer businesses. The firm’s portfolio consists of concentrated, long-term investments in leading companies across the world. While the majority of the portfolio is comprised of public companies, SCGE also partners with entrepreneurs through late-stage private crossover investments, often investing alongside Sequoia Growth funds. The firm’s private portfolio includes emerging leaders in the United States, China, India, Brazil, Korea, and Israel. As these private companies become public, SCGE grows the partnership with additional investments at the IPO and beyond.
Entrepreneur First is a company builder that invests in individuals “pre-team, pre-idea” to help create new technology startups.
Entrepreneur First selects purely on the basis of technical talent, so entrepreneurs would be able to apply before they have a team or an idea. Their intensive 6-month program is designed to give you the best possible support in the first 200 days of your startup’s life.
Entrepreneur First has created over 100 startups now worth over $1bn. They're funded by some of the most prestigious investors including Y Combinator, Index Ventures, and Octopus Ventures.
Plug and Play is a global startup ecosystem and venture fund specializing in the development of early-to-growth stage technology startups.Over the past 11 years, we have built the largest innovation platform on the planet, bringing together startups, investors, and corporation.
With over 200 corporate and investor partners, Plug and Play is an open innovation
ecosystem that has helped over 3,000 startups.That’s why big corporations around the world have come to us looking for the best technology in their sector. Now we have more than 11 vertical acceleration programs supported by over 200 corporate and investor partners.
The SoftBank Group is a global technology player that aspires to drive the Information Revolution. The SoftBank Group is comprised of the holding company SoftBank Group Corp. and its global portfolio of companies, which includes advanced telecommunications, internet services, AI, smart robotics, IoT and clean energy technology providers. In September 2016, Arm Holdings plc, the world's leading semiconductor IP company, joined the SoftBank Group. In May 2017, the SoftBank Vision Fund, which invests globally in the businesses and technologies that will enable the next stage of the Information Revolution, had its first major close with over USD 93 billion in committed capital.
Launched as Google Ventures in 2009, GV is the venture capital arm of Alphabet, Inc. They’ve invested in more than 300 companies that push the edge of what’s possible. In the fields of life science, healthcare, artificial intelligence, robotics, transportation, cyber security, and agriculture, their companies aim to improve lives and change industries.
They’ve built a team of world-class engineers, designers, physicians, scientists, marketers, and investors who work together to provide these startups exceptional support on the road to success. They help their companies interface with Google, providing unique access to the world’s best technology and talent.