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.

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

Average Full-Time Employees

0

4

  • My Cohort n = 0
  • Accelerated Ventures n = 1,423

Average one year later

Average Full-Time Employees

0

5.3

  • My Cohort n = 0
  • Accelerated Ventures n = 1,423

Average 1-year change

Average Full-Time Employees

0

1.3

  • My Cohort n = 0
  • Accelerated Ventures n = 1,423

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

Average at application

Average Full-Time Employees

0

3

  • My Cohort n = 0
  • Non-Accelerated Ventures n = 4,232

Average one year later

Average Full-Time Employees

0

4

  • My Cohort n = 0
  • Non-Accelerated Ventures n = 4,232

Average 1-year change

Average Full-Time Employees

0

1

  • My Cohort n = 0
  • Non-Accelerated Ventures n = 4,232

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 has Impact Focus: 2; Program Invests: 3; Program has Demo Day: 4; Program had a Sector Focus: 5; Region of Operations: 6; Sector: 7; Venture Age: 7; Founding Team Gender: 9; Business Structure: 10