Frenalytics Named “Elite 200” Semifinalist in Preeminent 2023 GSV Cup


by | January 4, 2023



NEW YORK, NY, January 4, 2023 –– Frenalytics, the patented personalized learning software for students with unique learning needs, has been selected for the 2023 GSV Cup’s “Elite 200”, competing as a semifinalist in the world’s largest pitch competition for EdTech startups.


The GSV Cup, widely recognized as the world’s largest EdTech pitch competition for early-stage digital learning and workforce skills startups, takes place at the ASU+GSV Summit April 17-19, 2023, in San Diego, CA. The cup, powered by GSV Ventures, Google Cloud, HolonIQ, HubSpot for Startups, and ASU RealmSpark, will award $1MM in cash & prizes.


A poster image for the Elite 200 GSV Cup Semifinalists, with the words “World’s Most Innovative EdTech Startups ’23” surrounding a GSV Cup trophy. Credit: GSV Cup

Frenalytics was selected from a global applicant pool of 900+ startups across 69 countries, representing the largest and most competitive applicant pool for the GSV Cup. More than 200 judges from leading venture capital firms and strategic partners in digital learning and workforce skills, including Accel, Bessemer Venture Partners, Blume Ventures, ECMC Group, NEA, Pear, Owl Ventures, Reach Capital, and more, leveraged a rigorous framework to evaluate each startup and determine the 200 most promising companies.


1 in 5 children in the U.S. have learning and attention issues; nearly 100 million children worldwide live with a moderate or severe disability. Frenalytics is on a mission to help this population lead more meaningful and independent lives, and it’s unbelievably rewarding to see the GSV Cup name Frenalytics as a semifinalist in the most prestigious pitch competition worldwide,” exclaimed Matt Giovanniello, CEO and co-founder of Frenalytics.


“Our GSV Cup semifinalists epitomize our 2023 theme, Brave New World – you can’t use old maps to navigate a new world. These 200 companies are charting new courses and drawing new maps to achieve the scaled delivery of learning and skills. We all hope to achieve the mission that ALL people deserve equal access to the future through the innovations of these great founders,” said Deborah Quazzo, Managing Partner of GSV Ventures and Co-founder of the ASU+GSV Summit.


The Elite 200 companies selected as semifinalists in this year’s competition support learners from Pre-K to Gray and are well-distributed across the categories of Early Childhood, K-12, Higher Education, Adult Consumer Learning, and Workforce Learning.

Among this year’s Elite 200 companies: 

  • 43% of companies are headquartered outside of the United States 
  • 52% of companies have female founder(s) 
  • 48% of companies have founder(s) that identify as people of color


The 2023 Elite 200 join an illustrious group of startups with past winners and semifinalists, including, Abwaab, Curious Cardinals, Ethena, Kibo Schools, LingoAce , uDocz, and many more.


See Frenalytics and all of the companies selected to the GSV Cup Elite 200 at



About ASU+GSV Summit

The ASU+GSV Summit is the premier global event focused on technology innovation in education and skills. We believe that ALL people deserve equal access to the future. 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 innovate the future of education for all. Hosted in San Diego, over 5,300 people attended in April 2022. 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.


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About Frenalytics
FrenalyticsEDU is a patented, cloud-based interactive platform designed to personalize the learning process for students with unique learning needs, including autism and Down syndrome. The first version of Frenalytics was created by CEO Matt after his grandmother suffered a massive stroke during open-heart surgery. Designed for educators by educators, FrenalyticsEDU helps students learn life skills and academic concepts in a fun and engaging way, and helps teachers & parents easily measure IEP goals through our interactive progress dashboards.


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