2019 Data Infographic
Every year, the GAN Data Report details outcomes from a curated community of accelerators and the thousands of startups that have graduated their programs.
We believe this data is so critical. If founders are continually looking to accelerators for support in creating sustainable companies, we believe it’s vital to ensure that accelerators are, in fact, providing the absolute best support possible. Because those founders—real humans with families, friends, and jobs—are stretching themselves and those relationships in order to join the programs in our community. So every year, we take a look at exactly how startups that have graduated from GAN Accelerators are performing and then share the most important findings we discover with the world.
Of course, this data is only a snapshot of the 105 GAN Accelerators within our community. But what’s so powerful about this data—and this community—is that GAN Accelerators run independent programs all over the world. While many of them operate similar models and all of them are tightly aligned around core values, GAN Accelerators are truly a picture of some of the most exceptional global programs who are also varied and diverse, making it a unique look into how accelerators are helping startups create and grow, wherever they call home.
Accelerators support startups through short-term programs (generally between three to six months). During this time, a small cohort of companies is selected through a competitive application process in order to receive resources and capital, often in exchange for equity. Throughout an accelerator, startups also receive support in the form of dedicated mentorship, connection to customers and investors, and general business services (anything from legal, to financial, to technical, to branding advice).
Now, let’s get to the results.