About Us

The German Silicon Valley Accelerator (GSVA) is a private initiative financially supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) and private sponsors, partners and donors.


To establish a permanent bridge between Germany and Silicon Valley that facilitates transatlantic startups, provides inspiration and drives demand, innovation, research and development in Germany. It enables German startups to evolve into global corporations with lasting competitiveness and success in international markets.


To accelerate the growth of German IT and Communication startups and to develop them into internationally recognized and successful ventures by providing an understanding of the Silicon Valley startup culture and access to U.S. market and financing opportunities.

“We are excited to support the most promising German startups by enabling them to benefit from the unique opportunities here in Silicon Valley. Providing them with access to the experience and know how and exposing them to this highly competitive environment accelerates their growth and increases the chances for lasting success”
- Dirk Kanngiesser, CEO, German Silicon Valley Accelerator Inc.

To learn more about the people behind GSVA, please visit the Team section here.

To inquire about partner- and sponsorship opportunities contact us here.

Recent News

Zertisa offers an innovative solution for content placement

Zertisa, the German expert for integrated Android management solutions, today announces the release of its content placement feature for hardware manufacturers and operators   Munich/Barcelona, 24.02.2014. Content is the new currency. It dramatically influences consumers’ behavior. It earns trust and … Continue reading

To Combat Soaring Network Abuse Incidents, Abusix received Funding from Target Partners

Investment will fund market expansion and network security product development   Palo Alto / Munich, February 12, 2014. The German Silicon Valley Accelerator (GSVA) is proud to announce that Abusix, Inc., one of the program participants, has successfully secured funding. Munich-based … Continue reading

Terracotta-Sponsored Big Data Course at UC Berkeley Comes to Completion

Last Friday on the rooftop level of a UC Berkeley building, two student groups went head-to-head unveiling formidable final presentations that concluded their Big Data course. The solutions demonstrated that the students had dared to dream as big as their … Continue reading

ParStream amongst Tech Trailblazers Awards Finalists

The Tech Trailblazers Awards, first annual awards program for enterprise information technology startups, today announced the opening of voting for shortlisted finalists across nine categories. ParStream, a GSVA-program alumni, is nominated for an award in the category “Big Data”. The winners … Continue reading

VI Systems will showcase its newest devices at the upcoming Photonics West exhibition

VI Systems GmbH, a leader in ultra-high speed components for data communications, introduces its first multi-mode fiber coupled 1310nm optical receiver and VCSEL (vertical cavity surface emitting laser)-based optical transmitter modules. The receiver module R40-1300 is capable for up to 40 … Continue reading


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