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.
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.