Moosiko, the leading music edtech platform modernizing education in schools, has been selected to 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. Moosiko will now compete for up to $1M in cash and prizes in San Diego this April at the ASU+GSV Summit, the annual education technology event hosted by Arizona State University and GSV Ventures. Moosiko was one of only two music companies selected.
Moosiko was selected from a global applicant pool of 750+ companies, the largest application pool for the GSV Cup in history. 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 thankful for this recognition and hope that it reflects a commitment from the industry to continue to invest in music education in schools,” said Moosiko CEO Dan Mascola. “The benefits of music are vast: from SEL to teamwork to reading comprehension. And it’s also just fun to rock out. We hope this recognition continues to help us make music more accessible, relevant, and engaging for students and the next generation of artists and creators.”
“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 Moosiko and the rest of the companies selected to the GSV Cup Elite 200 at https://www.asugsvsummit.com/gsv-cup-elite-200
Moosiko is modernizing music education in schools with its online, adaptive learning software for guitar, ukulele, and modern band programs. In 150 districts supporting over 6k students in 26 states, Moosiko boosts engagement for students with over 400 fun, modern songs and saves time for teachers using skill tracking and video assessment tools. A freemium version of Moosiko is available for teachers and students with limited lessons. Paid plans start at just $17 per student, offering unlimited access and personalized lessons and skill tracking for each student.
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.
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