Excelerate

Hyper-scaling
B2B Startups

Helping B2B startups and Global 5000
Corporations discover each other

We curate high-potential Startups and
match Corporations with Startups that
best address their business challenges
and opportunities

We do this via a strong group of extraordinarily accomplished business leaders who connect Startups to Corporations that will benefit from the value proposition they offer.

Corporations get the benefit of access to highly curated startups from different innovation ecosystems across the globe.

3-year history of delivering exceptional value

Data-led, curated marketplace helps startups scale faster and enables corporations to find the right partners to innovate

What startups get
1
Customer connects

Warm connections to decision makers in
highly curated Corporations

2
Curated showcase

Featured Excelerate innovation Directory

3
Sales Coaching

Group and one-on-one coaching to make founders scale-ready

4
Marketing teardown

Expert guidance and assistance on
strengthening collaterals and sales materials

5
Strategic insights

Perspectives from experienced professionals, entrepreneurs and investors

6
Networking

Excelerate Days Curated events, 1-1 meets,
CXO events across the globe

Startups subscribe to a
retainer + equity model

Retainers are heavily subsidised across our startup portfolio and is a fraction of their CACs.

Equity aligns long term incentives of the Startup with the Excelerate team, and Excelerate stakeholders – Ambassadors, Champions and Advisors.

Some of the world’s most high-potential startups accelerated their growth via us
A few of our engaged Corporates
ABB
ABILITY Network
Accenture
ACT Assessments
Adaptive Insights
Adobe
ADP
Airbnb
Akamai
Alibaba
Allscripts Health
Amazon
Amex
AnalytixInsight
Anaplan
Applied Materials
Applied Ventures
ARM
Astra Zaneca
Athena
Autodesk
Avtex Solutions
BCCL Worldwide Inc
BCG
Becton Dickenson
Berkeley Ventures
Bluecoat Technologies
BlueScaler
Bosch
Box
Broadcom
CA
CA Technologies
Cadence
Capgemini
CBRE
CEB
Cisco
Citi Group
Citrix
Cognilytics Inc
Dell EMC
Deloitte
Delphi Automotive
Delta Airlines
Dolby
DROPBOX
Dunn & Bradstreet
Eagle Hill Consulting
Eaton
Elastica
Emerson
Endurance International
Experian Ventures
F5 Networks
Fabric
Facebook
FICO
FInisar
Finisar Corporation
FireEye
Flex
Ford Motor Company
Fortinet
Foxconn
GE Digital
GE Healthcare
GE Ventures
General Motors
Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories
Godaddy
Google
Groupon
Guidewire Software
Harman International
Hitachi America Ltd.
HPE
HTC
Hubspot
IBM
Imagination
Indeed
Infoblox
Infogain
Infosys
Inside Sales
Insurity
Intel
Intuit
Intuitive Technology Partners, Inc.
JDSU
Juniper
Kaiser Permanente
Kimberly Clark
KLA-Tencor Corporation
KPMG
Level3
LinkedIn
MapR Technologies
Marketo
Mastercard
McAfee
McKinsey
Medallia
Meta
Microsoft
Microsoft, Castor Ventures
Mojo
Monster
myTutoring
National Grid
NewsCorp
Next47, a Siemens subsidiary
NIO
Nokia
Nutanix
NVIDIA
Oracle
Palo Alto networks
Pay Pal
Pearson Clinical & Talent Assessments
Pegasystems
Persistent System
PepsiCo
Phillips
Point B
Publicis Group
PWC
Qualcomm
Qualtrics
Rakuten
Rambus
Randstad
RecruitHoldings
RiseSmart Inc
Roche
Rockwell
Rubrik
Salesforce
Samsung
Samsung NEXT
Sanmina
SAP
SAP Labs
SAP Success Factor
Schneider
ServiceNow
Shopify
Shutterstock
Siemens
Slack
Softbank
SONY
Sophos
Splunk
SpringML
Stanford Seed
Sutro Biopharma, Inc
Symnatec
Tata Communications
Team Builder Ventures
Tesla
Thermo Fisher
Thoma Bravo
Trimble
Trip Advisor
Twillio
Twitter
Uber
Unity
Valgenesis
Verizon
VISA
VMware
Walden International
Walmart Labs
Walmart Stores
Wellington Fund
Western Digital
Whatsapp
Wipro Ventures
Workday
WSGR
Xseed Capital
ZenDesk
Zenefits
Zoom

 

… and many more.
The Team making this possible

Gary Oliver

Position: CEO

As CEO, Gary Oliver brings over 30 years’ experience in early stage, mid-size, and global technology companies, most recently serving as Chairman and CEO of Razorthink, a leading AI company. Prior to Razorthink, Gary was CEO of Blazent, the leader in IT data intelligence. Gary lead the IT Service Management business units at Peregrine and Remedy, and was Senior Vice President at Visa responsible for the company’s IT strategy and initiatives. Earlier in his career, Gary held numerous sales, marketing and executive roles at IBM including responsibility for IBM’s multi-billion-dollar Data Management SW revenue. Gary is a graduate of UCLA and serves on multiple company and non-profit boards.

Gary Oliver
CEO

As CEO, Gary Oliver brings over 30 years’ experience in...

Manu Rekhi

Position: Chief Evangelist, Co-founder

Manu is Chief Evangelist of Excelerate. He founded the organization in 2017. His passion for building a global network of decision makers lead to the creation of Excelerate. When he is not drumming up support for Excelerate he is a Managing Director with Inventus Capital, a micro-VC fund investing in seed stage startups. Manu has had a passion for tech startups and an ever inquisitive mind. Prior to investing with Inventus, Manu was at Google where he worked on several digital consume businesses. He then joined Lolapp’s early senior team to build a successful social gaming company, and he then joined NewsCorp’s Digital Division as VP Product.

Manu has effectively managed conflict of interest by removing himself from the startup selection committee when one of his portfolio companies apply. To date only four of Inventus’s portfolio startups have been accepted in the program.

Manu is a father of two amazing kids and loves learning from them. He can often be seen on Bay Area trails hiking or biking with his kids. Loves to travel, cook and regularly guest lectures at Haas School of Business. Manu holds a B.S. from Boston University and a joint MBA from Columbia Business School and Walter Haas School of Business.

Manu Rekhi
Chief Evangelist, Co-founder

Manu is Chief Evangelist of Excelerate. He founded the organization...

Prashant (PK) Gulati

Position: Chief Enabler, Co-Founder

Prashant K. Gulati (popularly known as PK) is a technology innovator, entrepreneur, idea accelerator, early stage investor, mentor and commentator with interests in exponential technologies, innovation, start-ups, entrepreneurship, future of work, mobility, knowledge sharing and more.

With a portfolio of ventures in India, Middle East and US, he is actively involved in providing mentorship, investment, guidance and advice to leading startups and global venture investment companies at various levels for over a decade. He is a well known authority on, Smart and Exponential technologies; an early adopter, experimenter, maker and a supporter of building viable businesses with, and around, real smart technologies.

He has been actively associated with TiE, Dubai Future Foundation, The Assembly, Hub71, in5 Innovation Centre, Sheraa, SmartStart Fund, NASSCOM, Future Now, Dubai Enterprise Centre, Indian Documentary Foundation and many other global initiatives, besides multiple global Board and Advisory positions.

Prashant (PK) Gulati
Chief Enabler, Co-Founder

Prashant K. Gulati (popularly known as PK) is a technology...

Prajakt Raut

Position: Director Startup Success

Ex-Asia Director TiE Head of Ops Indian Angel Network

Prajakt Raut
Director Startup Success

Ex-Asia Director TiE Head of Ops Indian Angel Network

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