September 14-15, 2016 GSVlabs, Silicon Valley, USA

2016 Sponsors + Partners

  • AT&T


    Aspire brings together AT&T employees, nonprofits and community members to help equip students with the skills they need to lead the digital, global economy. AT&T is investing in innovative education organizations, tools and solutions; and employing technology and capabilities that are unique to our company to make a positive impact on education. Every student deserves opportunities to reach his or her full potential. By removing barriers, sparking innovative solutions and making connections, we can help every student achieve a bright, successful future.

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    Caohejing Development Corporation Founded in 1984, the Caohejing Hi-tech Park Development Corporation (CHJ) is one of China’s leading real estate developers and operators.  More than forty corporations on the “Fortune Global 500” list have set up over a hundred high tech enterprises with Caohejing. The Caohejing Innovation Center serves as a start-up incubator for firms in several emerging sectors, including mobile apps and gaming. Our experienced team assists new companies with mentoring, HR and operational support, as well as early stage funding from banks, venture capital, and angel investors.

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  • CBRE


    CBRE’s more than 70,000 professionals provide exceptional outcomes for clients in 60+ countries by combining local market insight, broad services, specialized expertise and premier tools and resources.

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  • Cooley


    Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law.

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  • Deloitte


    “Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services to select clients. These firms are members of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”). Each DTTL member firm provides services in particular geographic areas and is subject to the laws and professional regulations of the particular country or countries in which it operates.

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  • Espeo


    Our software house help venture-backed startups create market-leading products by providing rock solid development teams.

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  • First Republic

    First Republic

    Founded in 1985, First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a solid commitment to responsiveness and action. Services are offered through preferred banking or wealth management offices primarily in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland, Boston, Palm Beach, Greenwich and New York City. First Republic offers a complete line of banking products for individuals and businesses, including deposit services, as well as residential, commercial and personal loans.

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  • HPE


    We help customers use technology to slash the time it takes to turn ideas into value. In turn, they transform industries, markets and lives.

    Some of our customers run traditional IT environments. Most are transitioning to a secure, cloud-enabled, mobile-friendly infrastructure. Many rely on a combination of both. Wherever they are in that journey, we provide the technology and solutions to help them succeed.

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  • IBM
  • JetBlue


    JetBlue Airways is dedicated to inspiring humanity. We strive to make every part of your experience as simple and as pleasant as possible. Unfortunately, there are times when things do not go as planned. If you’re inconvenienced as a result, we think it is important that you know exactly what you can expect from us. That’s why we created our Customer Bill of Rights. These Rights will always be subject to the highest level of safety and security for our customers and crewmembers.

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  • Konica Minolta

    Konica Minolta

    Konica Minolta, Inc. is a Japanese technology company headquartered in Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, with offices in 49 countries worldwide. The company manufactures business and industrial imaging products, including copiers, laser printers, multi-functional peripherals (MFPs) and digital print systems for the production printing market. Konica Minolta’s Managed Print Service (MPS) is called Optimised Print Services. The company also makes optical devices, including lenses and LCD film; medical and graphic imaging products, such as X-ray image processing systems, colour proofing systems, and X-ray film; photometers, 3-D digitizers, and other sensing products; and textile printers.

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  • Mozido


    Mozido’s mobile payments platform unlocks financial freedom for roughly 2 billion people around the globe who carry mobile phones but no bank accounts. Being outside the financial mainstream means paying more fees and premiums for everyday transactions. Mozido provides alternative services at lower fees through mobile phones.

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  • ReBoot


    ReBoot Career Accelerator for Women educates, inspires, and empowers women to re-start their careers and pursue new goals. Learn current office technologies, connect with other professionals, and confidently progress with your goals. Our HQ is at GSVlabs in Silicon Valley. Expanding to Chicago & NYC in April 2016; Seattle in Fall 2016.

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  • S&P Global Marketing Intelligence

    S&P Global Marketing Intelligence

    Every day at S&P Global Market Intelligence we collect, scrub, interpret, and analyze vast volumes of content, turning it into actionable intelligence on the global financial markets and the companies and industries that comprise those markets.

    We deliver the data and insight you need to make informed, smarter business decisions and investment decisions that are critical to your future.

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  • b trax, Inc.

    b trax, Inc.

    btrax is a cross‐cultural consulting, branding and marketing agency focused on the US and Asian markets with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Our fully bilingual and bicultural team provides results-driven strategies and creative solutions through offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, Los Angeles,Shanghai and New York City. We serve the global market and our specialty is the Asian market, specifically Japan/China, with services for design, web, mobile, and social media.

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  • Czechinvest


    The main objective of The Business and Investment Development Agency CzechInvest, is to advise and support existing and new entrepreneurs and foreign investors in the Czech Republic.

    Business and Investment Development Agency CzechInvest, is an agency of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Established in 1992, the agency contributes to attracting foreign investment and developing domestic companies through its services and development programmes. CzechInvest also promotes the Czech Republic abroad and acts as an intermediary between the EU and small and medium-sized enterprises in implementing structural funds in the Czech Republic.

    CzechInvest is exclusively authorized to file applications for investment incentives at the competent governing bodies and prepares draft offers to grant investment incentives. Its task is also to provide potential investors current data and information on business climate, investment environment and investment opportunities in the Czech Republic.

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  • Dang


    Our founder, Vincent, launched Dang Coconut Chips in 2012 after his mother gave him a recipe for Miang Kum, a Northern Thai lettuce wrap that requires toasted coconut. At the time, he was working as a sustainability researcher and moonlighting as a street vendor for the SF Underground Farmer’s Market. Vincent made the dish, tasted the toasted coconut, and then immediately called his family in Thailand to find more because it tasted so good. With that, a new company was born. Vincent decided to name it Dang after his mother since it was her recipe that started it all.

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  • Dreamit Ventures

    Dreamit Ventures

    Ranked one of the top 10 accelerators in the world by Forbes, a top investor in healthcare by CBInsights, and a top 20 most active venture investor by the National Venture Capital Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dreamit focuses on bringing the right people together to drive progressive innovation and real business velocity.  Dreamit has launched more than 275 startups that have gone on to raise in excess of $275 million and are collectively worth in excess of $1.5 billion, including LevelUp, SeatGeek, BioBots, Biomeme, Adaptly, Meerkat and more. Dreamit is the only growth accelerator designed for mature startups. Post-seed companies with product market fit, some revenue, or early traction are left with limited funding options and resources to scale before qualifying for today’s “super-sized” A rounds. We put our companies in front of customers, key strategic partners to drive pilot programs and distribution before we match them with larger venture funds and investor groups to raise follow-on funding.


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  • Enjoy


    If technology is supposed to make our lives easier, why is it so hard to buy and set up? That’s why we created Enjoy. We hand-deliver your device and set it up where you need it. No more fumbling with the manual or returning it because it’s not what you thought it would be. We think technology should make your life better. And we’re here to make that happen.

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  • Exo


    Exo is the market leader in insect-based protein – a revolutionary and sustainable alternative protein source. Exo’s all-natural cricket-flour protein bars are developed by a three-Michelin-star chef and are made with simple, whole ingredients. 

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  • Farm Hill

    Farm Hill

    Farm Hill is crafting the future of healthy eating. We curate and deliver awesome healthy food, making healthy eating convenient and delicious. At Farm Hill we use only whole ingredients in our meals – fresh vegetables & fruits, whole grains, sustainably-raised meats, and never added sugars or refined flours. Our food is truly wholesome, healthy, and delicious.

    Farm Hill launched in April 2013 and graduated out of the first batch of companies from the Stanford StartX Accelerator Program. We started by delivering lunches to office workers in the suburbs. We identified an unmet need for higher quality, healthier food in underserved suburban environments — places with few good food options. Since then, Farm Hill has delivered over 300,000 meals to businesses in the SF Bay Area and is growing rapidly.

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  • Foundersuite

    Foundersuite is a software platform that helps startups launch, raise capital and scale.  Foundersuite includes: Investor CRM (investor search + workflow management for raising capital), Investor Updater (create monthly or quarterly Progress Reports); Startup Docs (pitch decks, models, cap tables, NDAs, etc.) and FoundersMarket (great deals on other products— Stripe, Gusto, Hired, InVision, etc.).
    Since March of 2016, startups using Foundersuite have raised > $61Million in funding.
    A one minute demo video of Investor CRM:
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  • Frobot


    You’ve never tasted froyo like this. That’s because traditional stores, burdened with the costs of pricey real estate and a team of shop keepers, sacrifice product quality to save money where they can. Frobot is the opposite.  We’ve built the leanest, most efficient, fresh frozen yogurt store that serves the most premium product at an everyday affordable price.

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  • Global Chamber

    Global Chamber

    As the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Global Chamber®, the Global Chamber® San Francisco (GCSF) is part of a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives, and professionals growing to 500+ metropolitan areas around the world. We leverage technology and our own business networks to help our member companies to succeed faster and more profitably across borders and to make valuable connections in any of our active metro chapters worldwide. Global Chamber® San Francisco hosts events, provides business services, collaborates with local / regional groups and helps to create a more global business community within the San Francisco Bay Area.

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  • GrubMarket


    GrubMarket is the most affordable farm-to-table food delivery service offering a variety of organic and locally-sourced food and produce.

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  • Guayaki


    Yerba Mate has the “strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate” all in one beverage.  Of the six commonly used stimulants in the world: coffee, tea, kola nut, cocoa and guarana, yerba mate triumphs as the most balanced, delivering both energy and nutrition.

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  • Health-Ade


    Hand-crafted the “old-fashioned way”–the way nature intended–Health-Ade does everything possible to guarantee the best brew out there, including (but not limited to): produce in anall-glass process to ensure no plastic/metal leaching, ferment in super-small batches (2.5 gallons!) to allow for premium control over quality, and flavor only with the highest quality ingredients we can find, like raw cold-pressed juice. We never come close to using fake fermentation agents, flavorings, or chemicals, and rely heavily on nature, not dollars, to decide when the product is ready.

    Non-GMO project verified, and certified organic, kosher, vegan, and gluten-free, Health-Ade heavily supports the REAL FOOD movement in their local communities, and is actively expanding their reach to become a valuable national brand.

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  • Hint Water

    Hint Water

    Founder and CEO Kara Goldin says, “the idea behind hint is simple, pure water, nature’s diet refreshment, accented with a hint of natural flavor. No sugar, no artificial sweeteners. hint is a refreshing alternative to sodas, juice and other sweetened drinks and it tastes great.” Sound good? It tastes even better. 

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  • Imperfect Produce

    Imperfect Produce

    Each year, 20% of the produce grown in America is rejected from grocery stores because it has a funny shape or size. We realized this issue of ugly produce (or as we like to say, “cosmetically-challenged produce”) is one of the largest environmental problems, and one that wasn’t really being talked about. So we came up with the idea to reduce this food waste and generate extra revenue for farmers while making produce more affordable for all families. Imperfect gives consumers the chance to buy delicious, wonky-looking produce at a discount. We’re on a mission to find a home for these unloved and odd-looking fruits and vegetables at a price that is mouthwateringly affordable.


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  • NuttZo


    Today, NuttZo is blending up 2 delicious flavors – protein packed Peanut Pro and paleo friendly, non peanut Power Fuel

    …and is expanding to some other seriously delicious and healthy snacks this year (that we can’t tell you about…YET).

    At NuttZo, it’s MORE than just nuts and seeds. We’re passionate about nutrient-dense, delicioussnacking that fuels your body AND your life!

    Our mission is to inspire a new way of eating, living and being on this little planet. So thank YOU for helping us spread the #NuttZoLove.

    We couldn’t do it without you.

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  • Peeled Snacks

    Peeled Snacks

    We believe you should feel good about snacking. That’s why we developed strong partnerships with our farmers and suppliers to grow the best tasting organic, non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients and turn them into delicious snacks. We make sure everyone has the option to eat a genuinely good tasting snack that’s as close to nature as possible.

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  • Quinn Snacks

    Quinn Snacks

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  • Regrained


    ReGrained repurposes “spent” beer grain, upcycled from the brewing process, to create healthy, delicious, and sustainable products baked with all natural, locally sourced ingredients.

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  • Rhythm Superfoods

    Rhythm Superfoods

    Our journey began with a simple concept: when you need a snack, you deserve delicious, nutrient-dense options that are all-good for your body. We started experimenting with air-crisped Kale Chips in the kitchen of The Daily Juice, a little juice bar in Austin, Texas. Our original products were so popular, we perfected our recipes and made our move to become the superfoods snack innovator we are today. We’ve got three superfood snack lines and oodles of flavors to keep you in your groove. Our snacks are all good, not just “less bad” — we hope you’ll try them all!

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  • Simple Squares

    Simple Squares

    Simple Brands is on a mission to create simple, great tasting and healthy snacks. Their flagship products, SIMPLE Squares®, are savory-sweet, organic nutrition bars infused with honey and herbs. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Simple Brands strivse to transform our grab-and-go food culture from one focused on preservatives to one that embraces whole foods.

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  • SparkLabs


    We are a new type of seed-stage fund. We believe business is now truly global. Exceptional entrepreneurs, that are building strong, category defining companies at highly advantageous valuations – can be found anywhere. We are a team highly experienced in finding such talent and helping our entrepreneurs to develop, grow, network, and scale into other markets throughout the world.
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  • Sprogs


    Sprogs is a San Francisco food company making Fresh Eats for Healthy Foodies at work, at play and in between. Whether you’re on a long ride or run, shuttling between meetings or play-dates, we want to put fresh, nourishing food right at your fingertips – literally!

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  • Startup Documents

    Startup Documents

    Startup Documents automates the company formation and legal document process for early stage startup founders and companies. For a flat fee, founders can generate core legal documents, such as Privacy Policies, Terms of Service, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements with terms that are specific to their needs.

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  • StartUpRising


    StartUpRising is a coalition of leaders across policy, businesses, non-profits, education, and influencers in the area of diversity and inclusion in the technology and venture capital sectors. We are committed to moving beyond

    -Creating synergy between various organization in the tech ecosystem who are addressing issues along the diversity and inclusion pipeline

    -Sharing diversity and inclusion best practices

    -Creating and executing new initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion

    -Visibly recognizing and communicating diversity and inclusion best practices achievements throughout the tech community

    -Identifying and addressing emerging issues that can impact our diversity culture

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    SVIEF is the largest China-US technology and innovation forum in the Silicon Valley. It aims to build a professional platform to enhance the communication between the high tech industry in China and U.S. The SVIEF 2015 attracted nearly 10,000 attendees and over 150 exhibitors. Centered on the theme of “The Era of Innovation, The Internet of Everything,” SVIEF 2016 will cover topics including smart future, cyber security, new media and education.

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  • Sweet Loren’s

    Sweet Loren’s

    Sweet Loren’s creates all natural cookie dough with a homemade taste and a healthier twist. We strive to be the baking company that cares while passionately inspiring healthy, balanced lifestyles. Find us in the refrigerated dairy aisle of Whole Foods Markets (Northeast and Southern CA), Publix, The Fresh Market, Harris Teeter, Hannaford, Kroger, and many more.

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  • Techstars


    Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of startup programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO.

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  • West Agile Lab

    West Agile Lab

    West Agile Labs is a full-service design and development shop with headquarters here in San Francisco and additional offices abroad. We’ve worked with partners like Samsung, Ritz-Carlton, and FundersClub, along with emerging startups- including 5 from Y-Combinator who have collectively raised over $75M.

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  • WeWork


    WeWork is the platform for creators. We provide everything you need to create your life’s work including office space, community, and discounts on services you need. Our mission is to create a world where people make a life, not just a living.

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