Insight
Fika

Fika Mental Fitness Selected for the GSV Cup Elite 200

Fika Mental Fitness
January 19, 2022
5
min read
Fika Selected for the GSV Cup Elite 200

Fika Will Compete for $1 Million in Funding in World’s Largest Pitch Competition For EdTech Startups

Fika Mental Fitness has been selected as one of the The Elite 200, the acclaimed list of semifinalists in The GSV Cup — the world’s largest pitch competition for EdTech startups run by female-led, multi-stage venture capital firm GSV Ventures. 

Companies selected to The Elite 200 represent the top pre-seed and seed-stage startups in digital learning across the “Pre-K to Gray” space. Fika Mental Fitness will now compete for up to $1M in funding in San Diego this April at the ASU+GSV Summit, the annual education technology event hosted by Arizona State University and GSV Ventures. 

Fika was selected from a global applicant pool of 750+ companies, the largest application pool for the GSV Cup yet. More than 175 judges from leading venture capital firms and strategic partners in digital learning like Accel, General Atlantic, Reach Capital, and Owl Ventures, among others, used rigorous criteria to determine the 200 most promising companies. 

“We’re at a critical and exciting time for the future of society,” said Deborah Quazzo, managing partner of GSV Ventures. “The pandemic has made it increasingly clear that Ed is on The Edge — on the edge of innovation, transformation, globalization. We’ve always imagined a new era in which ALL people have equal access to the future, and this year’s Elite 200 companies are emblematic of that vision. We’re proud to name the 200 semifinalists in the GSV Cup competition and look forward to having them pitch live at the ASU+GSV Summit.” 

The Elite 200 companies serve learners from Pre-K to Gray, with companies well-distributed across the following categories: Early Childhood, K-12, Higher Education, Adult Consumer Learning, and Adult Enterprise Learning. The 2022 Elite 200 continue to break barriers, comprised of an increasingly diverse and global group:  

  • 58% of companies have female founders
  • 51% of companies have founders that identify as people of color
  • 44% of companies are based outside the United States

The GSV Cup is powered by Google Cloud, HubSpot for Startups, HolonIQ, and GSV Ventures. 

See Fika Mental Fitness and the rest of the companies selected to the GSV Cup Elite 200 at https://www.asugsvsummit.com/gsv-cup-elite-200

ABOUT FIKA MENTAL FITNESS

Our mission at Fika Mental Fitness is to mainstream mental fitness through smart, scalable technology, empowering business leaders, employees and students to realise their potential at work, in education or at home.

With certified content developed by leading psychologists, PhD academics, athletes and influencers, Fika is currently helping the people of over 100 corporations, business schools and educational institutions to be more confident, motivated, focused and productive.

ABOUT GSV VENTURES

GSV Ventures is a female-led, multi-stage venture capital firm focused on the $7+ trillion education sector. The fund is currently investing out of GSV Ventures Fund III and backs innovative entrepreneurs around the world in the "Pre-K to Gray" Arc of Learning. GSV manages over $675 million in global EdTech investments. Portfolio holdings include Andela, Class Technologies, ClassDojo, Coursera, Course Hero, Degreed, Guild, MasterClass, Outlier, Photomath, Quizizz, Lead School, Brightchamps, and ClassPlus, among others.

Share this post

Fika Mental Fitness

Leadership bulletins, brewed monthly and served to your inbox

Awesome, you subscribed!
Error! Please try again.
By subscribing you agree to with our Privacy Policy and provide consent to
receive updates from our company.

Related posts

DFS and Fika logo

DFS Group rolls out staff mental fitness training with Fika

DFS Group has joined forces with Fika Mental Fitness to embed mental fitness training into its employee experience - aiming to improve staff engagement and productivity, and proactively train its people in how to be the best versions of themselves.

Fika Mental Fitness
January 27, 2022
7
min read
man strength training in the gym

Fika partners with Zurich Municipal to address mental health in education

Fika Mental Fitness has partnered with Zurich Municipal insurance to address mental health in education - as four in five school leaders say mental health is the biggest challenge facing their organisation.

Fika Mental Fitness
February 9, 2022
5
min read