Fundamentally, we’re a band of complementary investment-oriented businesses and media properties. But our essence goes beyond a commercial definition.
GSV is a mindset, an ideology. It’s an aspiration. A feeling. We’re students of history, but obsessed with the future. We vacation in startup hotbeds around the world so we can meet up-and-coming entrepreneurs and discover bold ideas.
GSV is about growth and empowerment. It symbolizes a commitment to achieving one’s full potential. This applies to individuals, products, companies, communities, countries, and societies. In fact, why stop there? It extends to our planet and beyond, truly pushing boundaries and new frontiers.
GSV challenges everyone—our team, our partners and portfolio companies, our personal friends and family, and those we haven’t even met yet—to think big. Huge! Apple’s influence huge. Dubai’s Burj Tower huge. Nelson Mandela’s heart huge.
We’re not afraid to tackle the world’s hairiest problems (the state of Education leaps to mind). Nor are we afraid to fail. Like Michael Jordan confessed, “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games…I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
GSV is an attitude—prevalent in Silicon Valley, our home, and energizing every corner of the globe. As our founder Michael Moe likes to say…“From San Francisco to San Jose, from Austin to Boston, from Chicago to Sao Paolo, from Mumbai to Shanghai to Dubai.”