Goldman Sachs Announces 2021 Launch With GS Entrepreneur Cohort

NEW YORK, May 11, 2021 – The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) today announced the 15 companies that have been selected to participate in the 2021 Launch With GS Entrepreneur Cohort. The six-week virtual experience will provide high-touch access and resources to a select group of U.S.-based Black and Latinx founders to fast-track their companies’ growth and build relationships with investors and industry experts. The Entrepreneur Cohort is a part of Launch With GS, Goldman Sachs’ $1 billion investment strategy grounded in the data-driven thesis that diverse teams drive strong returns.

The participating companies were chosen from hundreds of applicants across the United States. The 2021 Cohort includes:

  • Arcus
  • Bambee
  • Blavity
  • Encantos
  • Esusu
  • Fresh Bellies
  • Goodr
  • Holler Technologies
  • Jupiter
  • Landed
  • Mahmee
  • NuMat Technologies
  • PocketSuite
  • Resilia
  • Rheaply

“For the second year, the volume, quality, and diversity of applications for the Entrepreneur Cohort validates our belief that the pipeline of Black and Latinx entrepreneurs in this country is strong and growing,” said Suzanne Gauron, head of Launch With GS. “Bringing the resources of Goldman Sachs to assist these talented founders throughout the Cohort and beyond is what Launch With GS is all about - helping talented founders grow and scale their ideas.”

Companies included in the 2021 Cohort represent a range of sectors across enterprise software, financial technology, healthcare, and consumer. These founders will participate in virtual, customized 1-on-1 and sector-specific workshops with Goldman Sachs leaders across investment banking, research and investing teams, and have opportunities to engage with the broader Goldman Sachs network. The six-week experience will feature individually tailored programming delivered virtually, and will culminate in an invite-only Investor Showcase, where the companies present their visions to the Launch With GS ecosystem of like-minded investors.

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About The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global financial institution that delivers a broad range of financial services across investment banking, securities, investment management and consumer banking to a large and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

About Launch With GS
Launch With GS is Goldman Sachs’ $1 billion investment strategy grounded in our data-driven belief that diverse teams drive strong returns. Through Launch With GS, Goldman Sachs aims to increase access to capital and facilitate connections for women, Black, Latinx and other diverse entrepreneurs and investors.

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