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Investments

94

Portfolio Exits

21

Funds

108

About G Squared

g2 was founded in 2011 with the fundamental belief that venture-backed companies were staying private longer. As a result, firms would need both transitional capital, helping to provide liquidity to early shareholders, ex-employees, current employees, etc. and primary capital to continue their growth trajectory. Since then, the firm has made it a mission to invest in companies challenging the status quo and shaking up industries like 23andMe, Airbnb, Alibaba, Coursera, Dropbox, Instacart, Lyft, Palantir, Pinterest, Postmates, SpaceX, Spotify, Twitter and Uber. G Squared partners with entrepreneurs tackling big problems by investing in businesses throughout their life cycle as performance is strong-a fundamentally different approach than the classical early-, mid-, or late-stage venture capital firms.

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90 New Montgomery Street Suite 1410

San Francisco, California, 94105,

United States

650-235-4777

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Kibo Announced Winner of the GSV Cup at the 2022 ASU+GSV Summit

Apr 8, 2022

Kibo Announced Winner of the GSV Cup at the 2022 ASU+GSV Summit News provided by Share this article Share this article ASU+GSV Summit Names Winners of the World's Largest Pitch Competition for EdTech Startups with $1MM in Prizes SAN DIEGO , April 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ASU+GSV Summit, the premier global EdTech conference, announces Kibo, an online university providing affordable high-quality STEM degrees to African students, as the 2022 GSV Cup winner. Kibo's mission is to educate connected innovators who use technology to solve pressing problems. CEO Ope Bukola was awarded first place, live on stage, Wednesday evening during the ASU+GSV Summit closing program. The 2022 GSV Cup Top 3, Clayful, Collective Academy, and Kibo, at the ASU+GSV Summit on April 6, 2022. Collective Academy, Latin America's challenger university for business and technology leaders, placed 2nd and Clayful, a company providing on demand text-based social and emotional coaching for every kid, placed 3rd in the competition. The $1MM prize package including non-dilutive capital and credits, was split amongst the three winners during the Summit's closing ceremony and celebration Wednesday, April 6. The GSV Cup , presented by Google Cloud , HolonIQ , HubSpot for Startups , and GSV Ventures , has quickly become a hallmark of the annual Summit as well as a springboard for EdTech startups that are scaling innovative learning solutions in the "Pre-K to Gray" education and skills sector so that ALL people can have access to the future. This year's competition saw over 750 applicants globally. The " Elite 200 " semifinalists were selected following evaluation by more than 175 judges participating from top VCs and Strategics. Of the "Elite 200," 51% of companies have a founder of color, 58% a female founder, and 42% are domiciled outside of the United States. "ED was on the EDGE at the San Diego Shell for the finals of the 3rd annual GSV Cup Wednesday night," said Michael Moe, Co-founder of ASU+GSV Summit and CEO of GSV. "Congratulations to these finalists, who reflect the Summit's core mission of giving ALL people equal access to the future through innovations in learning and skilling." The Top 20 startups pitched their products live for the ASU+GSV community on Tuesday, April 5, where the Top 3 were then selected for the final pitch. Each of the three winners received a portion of the $1MM GSV Cup prize package, awarded in front of a live audience at the Summit's Closing Ceremony on the evening of Wednesday, April 6, 2022. The closing ceremony included remarks by GSV Ventures and Google Cloud representatives, as well as special guest Baron Davis and Candace Parker. For a complete list of the 2022 Elite 200 and additional information about the GSV Cup, visit: https://www.asugsvsummit.com/gsv-cup-elite-200 . ABOUT ASU+GSV SUMMIT The ASU+GSV Summit is the premier global event in education and technology. Started in 2010 with a collaboration between Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV), the annual Summit connects leading minds focused on transforming society and business around learning and work. Educators, investors, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs from around the world come together to take part in innovating the future of education for all. 2021 speakers included Mindy Kaling, Jeremy Lin, Sal Khan, Arne Duncan and Luis Von Ahn. Additional speakers from previous years include President Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, John Legend, Common, Marian Wright Edelman, Bill Gates, Sandra Day O'Connor, Reed Hastings, President Vicente Fox, Malcolm Gladwell, Gloria Steinem, Tony Blair, and Howard Schultz. Contact:

G Squared Investments

94 Investments

G Squared has made 94 investments. Their latest investment was in SpotOn as part of their Series F on May 5, 2022.

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G Squared Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/18/2022

Series F

SpotOn

$300M

Yes

8

4/12/2022

Series B - III

Choco

$111M

No

4

4/4/2022

Series C

LinkSquares

$100M

Yes

G2 Ventures, and Undisclosed Investors

5

3/7/2022

Series D - II

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$99M

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10

1/24/2022

Series B - II

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10

Date

5/18/2022

4/12/2022

4/4/2022

3/7/2022

1/24/2022

Round

Series F

Series B - III

Series C

Series D - II

Series B - II

Company

SpotOn

Choco

LinkSquares

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Amount

$300M

$111M

$100M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

G2 Ventures, and Undisclosed Investors

Sources

8

4

5

10

10

G Squared Portfolio Exits

21 Portfolio Exits

G Squared has 21 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Getaround on May 11, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

5/11/2022

Acq - Pending

$99M

3

9/22/2021

IPO

$99M

7

9/21/2021

Acq - Pending

$99M

2

7/15/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

6/17/2021

Reverse Merger

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$99M

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10

Date

5/11/2022

9/22/2021

9/21/2021

7/15/2021

6/17/2021

Exit

Acq - Pending

IPO

Acq - Pending

IPO

Reverse Merger

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

3

7

2

10

10

G Squared Fund History

108 Fund Histories

G Squared has 108 funds, including G Squared V.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

10/5/2021

G Squared V

$1,200M

2

6/3/2019

G Squared Opportunities Fund IV, Series N-6

$7.5M

1

6/3/2019

G Squared Opportunities Fund IV Series P-7

$18.13M

1

6/3/2019

G Squared Opportunities Fund IV Series N-7

$99M

10

6/3/2019

G Squared Opportunities Fund IV, Series M-5

$99M

10

Closing Date

10/5/2021

6/3/2019

6/3/2019

6/3/2019

6/3/2019

Fund

G Squared V

G Squared Opportunities Fund IV, Series N-6

G Squared Opportunities Fund IV Series P-7

G Squared Opportunities Fund IV Series N-7

G Squared Opportunities Fund IV, Series M-5

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$1,200M

$7.5M

$18.13M

$99M

$99M

Sources

2

1

1

10

10

G Squared Team

6 Team Members

G Squared has 6 team members, including current Founder, Managing Partner, Larry L. Aschebrook.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Larry L. Aschebrook

Founder, Managing Partner

Current

Luis Rivera

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Geoff Carfaginini

Chief Operating Officer

Current

Spencer McLeod

General Partner

Current

Tyson Morgan

General Partner

Current

Name

Larry L. Aschebrook

Luis Rivera

Geoff Carfaginini

Spencer McLeod

Tyson Morgan

Work History

Title

Founder, Managing Partner

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

General Partner

General Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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