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This platform is the brainchild of a disruptive group of Silicon Valley-based innovators and partners who believe in closing the funding gap while democratizing investor access for underrestimated founders. With a variety of backgrounds in creating and powering both local [US] and global funding platforms, this network of investors and innovators has made a humble attempt to simplify the complex problem that most founders in the marketplace face when attempting to fund their innovation - access to the money while also creating a clear path to diverse deal flow for investors-at-large. No more excuses for the funding gap. 

 

The DYVVYD concept is simple – a smart, seamless, process for founders to gain access to the best investors in the industry committed to diversity and inclusion, with D&I as a distinct thesis. In turn, investors driven to diversify their portfolio and connect to untapped markets can do so through the marketplace portal where profiles, pitch decks and pitch videos of diverse startups can be easily accessed.

 

We believe in 'innovation-for-all' and by its funding, all communities of society [and all consumers of technology] can be equally represented by the solutions created to solve their own needs in their very own backyard.

THE CONCEPT

We're using the power of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to power our community and connectivity.

 

Have a question that hasn't been addressed in any of our community pages? Drop us a line below.

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ACTIVE DEALS | ACROSS INDUSTRIES | PRE TO C

Grand Central Tech is an accelerator. But it doesn't charge rent, or equity. It graduates successful companies from free to paid office spaces and charges corporate partners-- Google, Microsoft, IBM, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan Chase, to name a few-- for access to the brilliant companies it recruits. This week, it celebrates the beginning of its second year-long program supporting almost 20 young companies.

Partnerships are plentiful, and valuable. Coders building tools for coders can more quickly get their products to strategic clients. Education startups are eager to hear more about big employers' most-sought skills for new hires. Founders working in technologies like Bitcoin see opportunity in larger companies' recent interest in their fields of specialty.

And the startups seem to be curated for their value to corporate partners. The up-and-comer companies are the type that will meaningfully contribute to existing corporate ecosystems, not apocalyptically disrupt them.

  • Introductions to corporates for potential pilots, product integrations, customer/supplier relationships, or investment

  • Corporate partners include: Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Mastercard, JetBlue, Lowe’s, Bose, MRM/McCann, Carta, Brex, First Republic, WSGR, NYCEDC

 

- FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION - 

OBJECTIVELY, HOW MANY UNDERREPRESENTED STARTUP TEAMS WOULD IT TAKE FOR YOU/YOUR FUND TO ACHIEVE PARITY AT YOUR FIRM? WHAT IS YOU TARGETED D&I GOAL?

- COLLECTIVELY, HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE YOUR FIRM'S ASSOCIATES OR VENTURE PARTNERS TO VET THE 'X' NUMBER OF D&I-GOAL-SPECIFIC TEAMS IT WOULD TAKE FOR YOUR FIRM TO ACHIEVE PARITY?

IT TAKES THE DYVVYD TEAM APPROXIMATELY 3-4 HOURS TO VET ONE UNDERREPRESENTED STARTUP TEAM

[PHONE CONFERENCE, MARKET RESEARCH, PITCH DECK REVIEW, TEAM INTERVIEWS]

 

OUR ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOU: IF YOUR GOAL IN 2020 IS TO TACKLE D&I EFFECTIVELY AND ACHIEVE YOUR PARITY GOALS, WE HAVE SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES BELOW THAT DETAIL THE DILIGENCE WE PERFORM AT PERCENTAGE OF COST.

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- MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES -

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INTEGRATIONS

THE TOOLS FOUNDERS ARE USING WITHIN THE DYVVYD PLATFORM TO SHOW & TELL, SCALE UP AND PRESENT THEIR METRICS

CUSTOMIZABLE FORMS, GALLERIES, SOCIAL STREAMS & E-COMMERCE

TURNING PITCH VIDEOS INTO INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES: WITH COMMENTS, QUESTIONS AND ACTION BUTTONS

AUTOMATIC, DATA-DRIVEN INVESTOR UPDATES THEY CAN ACCESS FROM ANYWHERE

WE ARE NOT AN ACCELERATOR OR INCUBATOR.

FOUNDERS AND THEIR STARTUPS DON'T PAY ANY FEES TO JOIN OR UTILIZE OUR PLATFORM.

WE WORK WITH TEAMS IN YOUR OVERFLOW OR VIA OUR INTAKE SYSTEM AND FUNNEL THEM TO OUR PARTNERS DEPENDING ON WHAT STAGE THEY'RE IN OF THE GROWTH OR FUNDING PROCESS

WE HELP ENSURE THAT POTENTIAL, UNPROVEN DEALS DON'T FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS AND ARE APPROPRIATELY ASSISTED TO ACHIEVE THAT NEXT STAGE OF GROWTH THAT WOULD HAVE THEM BE WORTH A 2ND LOOK  BY YOUR PARTNERS.

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- IDEA STAGE -

- PRE-LAUNCH -

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ACCELERATORS

- TECHSTARS -

- DEAL FLOW BREAKDOWN -

- MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES -

CORPORATE PARTNERS

- LEGAL -

- GROWTH -

- MARKETING -

- PITCH DECK DESIGN -