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.

Want a walk-through of the tool from the GALI team? Watch this webinar recording.

Have a question about the tool or want to see the data visualized in a different way? Reach out to our team here.

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

Cohort Venture Average
Application
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 determine which ventures you benchmark against. 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 accurate benchmark.

Program Filters
Venture Filters

Step 3: View Benchmarks

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

Average at application

0

4

Average Full-Time Employees

Average one year later

0

5.3

Average Full-Time Employees

Average 1-year change

0

1.3

Average Full-Time Employees

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

Average at application

0

3

Average Full-Time Employees

Average one year later

0

4

Average Full-Time Employees

Average 1-year change

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1

Average Full-Time Employees

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
Filtered By
program_duration: 1; program_impact_area: 2; program_invests: 3; program_demoday: 4; program_sector_focus: 5; info_venture_region: 6; info_sector: 7; info_venture_age: 7; Revenue in year prior to application: 9; team_gender: 10; info_legal_status: 11