GSV AcceleraTE

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Deborah Quazzo


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Total investments 115
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 78
Rounds per year 19.17
Lead investments 15
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 11
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Education
  • EdTech
  • E-Learning
  • Software
  • Internet

GSV AcceleraTE appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2016. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Francisco. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Human Resources, SaaS. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Pluralsight, Andela, Degreed.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the GSV AcceleraTE, startups are often financed by ff Venture Capital, Reach Capital, Learn Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Reach Capital, Rethink Education, Signal Peak Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Signal Peak Ventures, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV.

The current fund was established by Deborah Quazzo. Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. When the investment is from GSV AcceleraTE the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this GSV AcceleraTE works on 19 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The top activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 8 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


01 Apr 2022 Austin, Texas, United States

Learn In

$10M22 Mar 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


$22M03 Mar 2022 Gurugram, Haryana, India


Content Creators
Information Technology
$15M01 Mar 2022 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tutored by Teachers

$10M24 Feb 2022 New York, New York, United States


Content Creators
$110M27 Jan 2022 Berkeley, California, United States


Information Technology
$17M26 Jan 2022 Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

LEAD School

Secondary Education
$100M13 Jan 2022 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Course Hero

Subscription Service
$380M14 Dec 2021 Redwood City, California, United States
BookClub checks out a shiny new $20 million Series A

– BookClub, a startup that brings author-led book clubs to readers, raised $20m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Signal Peak Ventures and joined by GSV Ventures, Maveron, Backstage Capital​ and Pelion Venture Partners​.
– Other investors include the founders of MasterClass and Goodreads.

Guild Education valued at $3.75 billion with newest round

– Guild Education, a lifelong learning platform, raised $150m in Series E funding.
– The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, Cowboy Ventures, D1, Emerson Collective, General Catalyst, GSV, Harrison Metal, ICONIQ, Redpoint and Salesforce Ventures.
– The company plans to grow its coaching team, expand its learning marketplaces with more short-term certificate opportunities and double down on its outreach with historically Black colleges and universities.


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