Impro.AI will Compete as Semifinalist in the World’s Largest Pitch Competition for Pre-K to Gray EdTech Startups
Impro.AI has been selected to The Elite 200, the distinguished list of semifinalists set to compete in the 2023 GSV Cup. The GSV Cup, widely recognized as the world’s largest EdTech pitch competition for early-stage digital learning and workforce skills startups, takes place at the ASU+GSV Summit April 17-19, 2023, in San Diego, CA. The cup, powered by GSV Ventures, Google Cloud, HolonIQ, and HubSpot for Startups, will award $1MM in cash & prizes.
Impro.AI was selected from a global applicant pool of 900+ startups across 69 countries, representing the largest and most competitive applicant pool for the GSV Cup. More than 200 judges from leading venture capital firms and strategic partners in digital learning and workforce skills, including Accel, Bessemer Venture Partners, Blume Ventures, ECMC Group, NEA, Pear, Owl Ventures, Reach Capital, and more, leveraged a rigorous framework to evaluate each startup and determine the 200 most promising companies.
“Our team at Impro.AI is deeply honored to be recognized as one of the world’s top 200 EdTech startups. Our mission is aligned with that of the GSV Cup to enable all people to have equal access to the future. We are doing this by combining the world’s best Generative AI capabilities with our own micro-coaching algorithms and expert coaches to enable managers and employees at all levels of companies to affordably develop enhanced work habits. At the same time, for organizations, Impro’s platform provides data insights about team-wide strengths, weaknesses, and misalignments. Importantly, these insights are actionable, enabling organizations to manage risk dynamically and accelerate growth,” said Josh Blair, CEO and Co-Founder of Impro.AI.
“Our GSV Cup semifinalists epitomize our 2023 theme, Brave New World – you can’t use old maps to navigate a new world. These 200 companies are charting new courses and drawing new maps to achieve the scaled delivery of learning and skills. We all hope to achieve the mission that ALL people deserve equal access to the future through the innovations of these great founders,” said Deborah Quazzo, Managing Partner of GSV Ventures and Co-founder of the ASU+GSV Summit.
The Elite 200 companies selected as semifinalists in this year’s competition support learners from Pre-K to Gray and are well-distributed across the categories of Early Childhood, K-12, Higher Education, Adult Consumer Learning, and Workforce Learning. Among this year’s Elite 200 companies:
- 43% of companies are headquartered outside of the United States
- 52% of companies have female founder(s)
- 48% of companies have founder(s) that identify as people of color
The 2023 Elite 200 join an illustrious group of startups with past winners and semifinalists, including, Abwaab, Curious Cardinals, Ethena, Kibo Schools, LingoAce , uDocz, and many more.
See Impro.AI and all of the companies selected to the GSV Cup Elite 200 at https://www.asugsvsummit.com/gsv-cup-elite-200
Impro is a developer of an AI-augmented coaching and consulting platform, that enables companies to manage risk through actioning data insights and to offer personalized performance coaching to their entire workforce. Impro enables managers and employees to adopt new work habits through a 5-minute per day, AI-powered, human-led micro-coaching app. New work habits are formed by first developing new mindsets, then trying out new behaviors, and then repeating new successful behaviors such that they truly become new habits (that result in enhanced performance). For organizations, Impro’s platform provides data insights about team-wide strengths, weaknesses, and misalignments. These insights are all actionable and enable organizations to manage risk dynamically and accelerate growth.