AdmitKard Selected in Top-20 of GSV Cup

Will Compete Live at ASU+GSV 13.0 for $1 Million in Prizes at World’s Largest Pitch Competition For EdTech Startups

AdmitKard, Edtech that simplifies access to higher education opportunities, has announced getting shortlisted to the acclaimed GSV Cup Top 20 — the world’s largest pitch competition for EdTech startups.

The companies shortlisted to The Top 20 come from the top pre-seed and seed-stage startups fraternity in digital learning across the “Pre-K to Gray” space. Further to the selection, AdmitKard will now compete for up to $1M in cash and prize at the ASU+GSV Summit to be held in April this year, in San Diego. The annual edtech event is jointly hosted by GSV Ventures and Arizona State University.

AdmitKard is selected from an initial applicant pool of 750+ global companies, which further narrowed to The Elite 200 semifinalists. Over 175 judges hailing from leading venture capital firms including the likes of Accel, Reach Capital, General Atlantic, and Owl Ventures, among others, based on rigorous criteria identified the Top 20 most promising companies. The selected finalists would further compete on Stage X at ASU+GSV.

“We are overwhelmed to bag the esteemed recognition, and to get the opportunity to participate at the reputed ASU GSV. It's a celebration of Technology in Education and we are looking forward to showcasing our disruptive platform to the global community of EdTech leaders. The recognition certainly highlights the edge that AdmitKard boasts in the market, and we are affirmative to making it even bigger on StageX,” said Mr. Piyush Bhartiya- CO-Founder & CEO, AdmitKard.

“GSV is so proud to recognize an epic group of global edtech founders as our final 20,” said Deborah Quazzo, Managing Partner of GSV Ventures and Co-founder of ASU+GSV Summit. “These companies have been rigorously evaluated by a judging panel exceeding 90 top venture investors. Congratulations to all!,” she added.

The Top 20 companies play learners from Pre-K to Gray, alongside companies across the categories- K-12, Higher Education, Early Childhood, Adult Enterprise Learnin, Adult Consumer Learning etc. The GSV Cup is powered by Google Cloud, HubSpot for Startups, HolonIQ, and GSV Ventures.

See AdmitKard and the rest of the companies selected to the GSV Cup at

ABOUT AdmitKard

AdmitKard, a venture capitalist-funded EdTech startup, was founded in 2016 by IIT-IIM Alumni (Piyush Bhartiya & Rachit Agrawal), with an aim to mentor students in the college application process. AdmitKard boasts of a robust technology platform to make the entire application

process effortless and to enable you to apply from the comfort of your home, hostel, or wherever you are in the world, to make your dreams come true!


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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