Rajesh Sawhney’s GSF accelerator has selected 11 startups for the next batch of its accelerator program. This is the accelerator’s first batch under its cross-border accelerator program launched in February this year and third batch overall.
These startups will go through a 13-weeks mentoring and coaching program starting with five weeks in India, followed by four weeks in San Francisco, two weeks in New York, one week in Toronto and finally one week in Singapore. Each startup will also be receiving seed funding of $40,000-$60,000 as part of this program.
GSF claims that 15 out of 25 companies in its portfolio successfully raised seed investment, five have raised Series-A funding and three companies have had exits, the most recent one being Little Eye Labs which was acquired by Facebook in January this year.
Startups included in this batch include:
– tripMD is a medical travel co-ordination platform which allows patients to browse through various treatment options at medical facilities globally and schedule an e-consultation. Following this, it will help patients find and book travel & accommodation for them and their companions. The company claims that it co-ordinates all aspects of the trip including visa, tickets, accommodation, local travel and scheduling appointments with the hospital. Founded by Devashish Sharma and Matthew Beck.
– Greymeter is an online talent engagement platform which allows students to solve real world challenges put up by various organizations, in order to earn rewards and discover career opportunities with these companies. Founded by Dheeraj Anand and Aman Garg.
– GuideTrip is a travel marketplace which allows travellers to search and book personalized guided tours across the world with locals as their personal guides. The company claims to currently offer more than 400 travel experiences across more than 24 countries. Founded by Arjun Sachdeva and Rohan Reddy.
– GigStart is an online marketplace which allows consumers and party planners to find and book entertainers for their event. It currently offers artists across various categories like music bands, photography, disc jockeys (DJs), instrumentalists, singers, dancers, anchors, comic artists, magicians and speakers among others. It also allows users to book for various transport services and rent sound & light equipments among others. Founded by Atit Jain and Madhulika Pandey.
– pxify is building an “easy-to-use” graphic design application which will apparently have collaboration features so that design teams and clients can work alongside one another. Future versions will also apparently feature version control for designs and an in-app design community among others. It is a Taipei-based startup and is founded by Nick Budden and Ian Sinnott (Concept Demo)
– WhatFix allows businesses to create web-based interactive how-to guides and integrate them with their applications and websites. Theses guides can be integrated as videos, slideshows, articles, widgets, buttons or links. It currently offers a free community version and a paid enterprise version priced at more than $99 per month. Founded by Khadim Batti and Vara Kumar.
– WizenWorld is a gaming startup which teaches math & science concepts to middle school students through multi-player games. It has currently built a math adventure game for class 3-8 students. Founded by Ankit Gupta and Deepak Joy Cheenath (Game Demo)
– Daily Rounds has developed a medical journal mobile app for doctors to review clinical patient case studies. The app will apparently feature clinical cases from medical schools across the world including AIIMS, Newcastle University, UNT Health Science Center, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, NYU Langone Medical center and Brown Alpert Medical School among others. It was previously called as MedEngage and is founded by Dr Deepu Sebin and Nimmi Cherian.
– Cuztomise is a SaaS-based collaboration platform for field service businesses. It offers features like workforce scheduling, invoicing, and field job tracking among others. It also allows users to communicate with their team and clients on the go via Smartwall technology, which apparently converts conversations into a searchable knowledge base for future reference. The company claims to have clients in Norway, Denmark and India. Founded by Mohit Jain and Chirag Gupta.
– AirStream allows consumers to access files and stream content from their computers (PC & Mac) and cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive on their mobile phones. The service is currently available on Android and iOS. Interestingly, it’s worth noting that AirStream was also part of GSF Accelerator’s previous batch. Founded by Jitin Pillai and Agnimitra Pathak.
– Hashtago is a SaaS-based solution which allows brands to conduct cross-
Hashtago is a Kiev (Ukraine) based startup and has previously raised a seed funding of $200,000 from the early stage VC Imperious Group. It is founded by Andrew Litvin, Artem Pochepetsky and Andrew Volovyk.