Benchmark

Since 2013, GALI has partnered with dozens of accelerators to collect standardized data from early-stage ventures that apply to their programs. Based on this experience, GALI has compiled guidance on how to plan your data collection strategy, suggested survey questions, and an interactive benchmarking tool that allows you to compare your ventures’ performance against GALI’s global dataset.

Not sure where to start?
Check out the user guide, which provides step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the tool.

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Follow the instructions in the tabs below to compare the performance of your cohort to the ventures in the global GALI dataset.

To prepare your data and create the most appropriate benchmarks, we recommend referring to the Benchmarking Data Prep Template.

Step 1: Input your data

To prepare your data and create the most appropriate benchmarks, we recommend referring to the Benchmarking Data Prep Template.

Cohort Venture Average
Application
% of ventures with positive 1-year change
Average Annual Revenues (USD)
Average Full-Time Employees
Average Annual Equity Investment (USD)
Average Annual New Debt (USD)
Average Annual Philanthropy (USD)

Don't forget to add in your sample size! This is the number of ventures in your cohort.

Step 2: Set Filters

Here you’ll find filters that allow you to narrow down the global GALI dataset to a set of ventures against which you want to benchmark. Your goal should be to use the filters to create a group of ventures similar to those in your cohort, to allow for the most appropriate benchmark.

Program Filters
Venture Filters

Step 3: View Benchmarks

Compares your cohort’s average performance to that of similar ventures that were also accelerated.

Annual Revenues

Total earned revenue in the prior calendar year

% of ventures with positive 1-year change

0%
58%

Full-Time Employees

Total number of full-time employees on December 31 of the prior calendar year (not counting founders)

% of ventures with positive 1-year change

0%
47%

Annual Equity Investment

Equity financing obtained from outside sources in the prior calendar year

% of ventures with positive 1-year change

0%
15%

Annual New Debt

Debt borrowed in the prior calendar year

% of ventures with positive 1-year change

0%
13%

Annual Philanthropy

Total philanthropic support (e.g., seed grants, awards, or donations) received from all outside sources in the prior calendar year

% of ventures with positive 1-year change

0%
26%

Compares your cohort’s average performance to that of similar ventures that applied to an accelerator but were not accepted.

Annual Revenues

Total earned revenue in the prior calendar year

% of ventures with positive 1-year change

0%
51%

Full-Time Employees

Total number of full-time employees on December 31 of the prior calendar year (not counting founders)

% of ventures with positive 1-year change

0%
45%

Annual Equity Investment

Equity financing obtained from outside sources in the prior calendar year

% of ventures with positive 1-year change

0%
11%

Annual New Debt

Debt borrowed in the prior calendar year

% of ventures with positive 1-year change

0%
10%

Annual Philanthropy

Total philanthropic support (e.g., seed grants, awards, or donations) received from all outside sources in the prior calendar year

% of ventures with positive 1-year change

0%
20%

Comparative Data Table

  • Application
    My Accelerated VenturesBenchmark Accelerated VenturesBenchmark Non-Accelerated Ventures
  • Average Annual Revenues
    $0$94,482$54,020
  • Average Full-Time Employees
    043
  • Average Annual Equity Investment
    $0$20,730$8,706
  • Average Annual New Debt
    $0$14,638$5,448
  • Average Annual Philanthropy
    $0$15,823$8,700
  • Sample Size (# of ventures)
    01,4234,232
  • Sample Size (# of programs)
     172171
  • Follow-up
    My Accelerated VenturesBenchmark Accelerated VenturesBenchmark Non-Accelerated Ventures
  • Average Annual Revenues
    $0$118,541$60,000
  • Average Full-Time Employees
    05.34
  • Average Annual Equity Investment
    $0$36,754$15,308
  • Average Annual New Debt
    $0$22,128$9,700
  • Average Annual Philanthropy
    $0$23,944$10,883
  • Sample Size (# of ventures)
    01,4234,232
  • Sample Size (# of programs)
     172171
  • 1-Year Change (Follow-up minus Application)
    My Accelerated VenturesBenchmark Accelerated VenturesBenchmark Non-Accelerated Ventures
  • Average Annual Revenues
    $0$24,059$5,980
  • Average Full-Time Employees
    01.31
  • Average Annual Equity Investment
    $0$16,024$6,602
  • Average Annual New Debt
    $0$7,490$4,252
  • Average Annual Philanthropy
    $0$8,121$2,184
  • Sample Size (# of ventures)
    01,4234,232
  • Sample Size (# of programs)
     172171