The GSMA has named 18 new companies to the ‘GSMA 100’, a global
innovation discovery initiative designed to identify the world’s most
promising growth-stage companies and advance the next generation of
connectivity and digital services. These new companies include: AppOnBoard,
“The GSMA 100 companies are leaders in categories that are poised to
drive digital transformation and industry growth,” said Laxmi Akkaraju,
Chief Strategy Officer, GSMA. “We look forward to working with these
companies to unlock business development and investment opportunities
and champion innovation in our industry.”
The GSMA 100 is nominated by GSMA operator members, ecosystem partners
and leading technology investors and primarily comprises growth-stage,
venture-backed companies, some of which are operator portfolio
companies. The latest additions to the GSMA 100 represent corporate
venture investments by companies including AT&T, KPN Ventures, Reliance
Jio, Singtel Innov8, SoftBank and Verizon.
The GSMA 100 represents the innovation priorities of mobile operators
around the world. Companies are referred into the programme through
investment and key partners. Contributors to the GSMA 100 to date
include: América Móvil, Blumberg Capital, British Telecom, China Mobile,
Deutsche Telekom, EIT Digital, Etisalat, Telecom Italia, HV Holtzbrinck
Ventures, KPN Ventures, MegaFon, MTN Group, Orange, Rogers
Communications, Sony Innovation Fund, Telefónica, Telenor Group, Telstra
Ventures, US Cellular and Vodafone, among others.
For further information on the GSMA 100, visit: www.gsma100.com.
About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting
more than 750 operators with over 350 companies in the broader mobile
ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies,
equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in
adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading
MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well
as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.
For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com.
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