Everything You Need to Know about the Startup World Cup

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on May 25, 2022

Many startups in our community are looking forward to competing at the Startup World Cup (SWC) global competition, an event organized by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Pegasus Tech Ventures. The mission of SWC is to highlight the world’s best technology startups and to connect those startups to the global innovation ecosystem. Startup founders apply to regional competitions in 70+ cities around the world, where experienced investors evaluate their ideas and business plans. 

The firm behind Startup World Cup, Pegasus Tech Ventures, is a global venture-capital firm with US$2 billion in assets under management. Pegasus offers intellectual and financial capital to emerging technology companies. The corporations for which Pegasus invests – through its venture capital-as-a-service model – typically attend because they want to partner with cutting-edge technology startups. Doing so helps these corporations become more innovative and successful. 

SWC’s past success stories inspire entrepreneurs to apply and corporate executives to attend. Since the company’s participation, The Japanese startup UniFa signed 40+ partners from global corporations, grew revenue to US$30 million, and plans to IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. MIT-born Leuko Labs completed a successful fundraising round and 2019 winner from Vietnam Abivin expanded dramatically, increasing its geographical presence and finalizing a new funding round. 

The excitement is ramping up as entrepreneurs prepare for the SWC Silicon Valley Regional Competition on June 2, 2022, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. 

The winning startup will join 70+ other global finalists at the SWC Grand Finale on September 30, 2022. The winner will receive a US$1 million investment prize – enough to turn dreams into reality and change the lives of everyone involved. Confirmed speakers include Nikesh Arora, Chairman & CEO of Palo Alto Networks; Spencer Rascoff, Co-Founder of Pacaso and Zillow; Ryan Kavanaugh, Principal & Co-Founder of Triller; Jordan French, Founder & Executive Editor at Grit Daily; and Marianna Tessel, CTO of Intuit.

It will be exciting to see the amazing business and technology ideas presented at the Startup World Cup. No doubt some of the smartest startup founders, investors, and corporate executives from around the world will join the event to network and to collaborate with other creative thinkers.

For tickets, see this link.

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

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Jordan French is the Founder and Executive Editor of Grit Daily. The champion of live journalism, Grit Daily's team hails from ABC, CBS, CNN, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fox, PopSugar, SF Chronicle, VentureBeat, Verge, Vice, and Vox. An award-winning journalist, he is on the editorial staff at TheStreet.com and a Fast 50 and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur with one sale. Formerly an engineer and intellectual-property attorney, his third company, BeeHex, rose to fame for its "3D printed pizza for astronauts" and is now a military contractor. A prolific investor, he's invested in 40+ early stage startups through 2021.

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