How to get Google funding for your startupSyah Ismail
Are you starting a new business and looking for Google funding? If you’re looking to dive into the Google Assistant ecosystem, Google has just started a new investment program for early-stage startups.
What will I get for my startup?
This new program will consist of several components including investment capital from Google to provide additional financial resources for the development, hiring, and management, advice from Google engineers, product managers, and design experts to share technical guidance and product development feedback, Google partnership programs that provide early access to upcoming features and tools so startups can bring their products to market as quickly as possible, access to the Google Cloud Platform, and promotional support through Google marketing channels to drive greater awareness for the features and functionality of these new applications.
Does my startup qualify?
Google did not specify any particular requirements for startups to apply for the funding. However, Sanjay Kapoor Vice President of Corporate Development and Nick Fox Vice President of Product, Google had this to say about the investment program.
We’re welcoming companies across a diverse range of fields, including startups that are developing technologies that broaden the Assistant’s set of features, or are building new hardware devices for digital assistants, or that focus on a particular industry such as travel, games, or hospitality.
So far, there are four companies which have secured the first batch of investment from Google. They are GoMoment, Edwin, BotSociety and PulseLab. It’s unclear how much funding are up for grabs but if you’re interested, you can fill out an application form here.