Top Silicon Valley Startups Anticipate the Startup World Cup on August 3

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on July 28, 2023

Startups, corporate executives, and investors are excited to attend the Startup World Cup (SWC) Silicon Valley regional competition, an event organized by Pegasus Tech Ventures. SWC’s vision is to spotlight the world’s best technology startups and to connect them to the global innovation ecosystem. The Silicon Valley event – hosted at the Computer History Museum on August 3, 2023 – will bring together innovative startups from around the region. 

This is part of a network of 50+ regional competitions around the world. Winners will compete at the Grand Finale event on December 1, 2023 in San Francisco – where the winning team will receive a $1 million investment prize. SRTX – a materials science technology company based in Canada – won the global competition in 2022.

Pegasus Tech Ventures is a global VC firm with US$2 billion in assets under management. Pegasus provides financial capital and management expertise to emerging technology companies. The corporations for which Pegasus invests – through its venture capital-as-a-service model – attend because they want to partner with cutting-edge technology startups. “Entrepreneurs and corporations value the Startup World Cup as a unique opportunity to build their networks and be exposed to truly innovative technology,” said Anis Uzzaman, Founder and CEO of Pegasus Tech Ventures.

Success stories from SWC inspire startups to apply and corporate executives to attend. After participating, 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. 

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 Group, encompassing Financial Tech Times, Smartech Daily, Transit Tomorrow, BlockTelegraph, Meditech Today, High Net Worth magazine, Luxury Miami magazine, CEO Official magazine, Luxury LA magazine, and flagship outlet, 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 was 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 50+ early stage startups with 10+ exits through 2023.

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