Goldman Sachs is more than one of the largest investment banks and financial services companies in the world, it’s also a harbinger of growth and progress for some of its most innovative businesses.
That’s why we couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that Bedrock Analytics was selected to take part in Goldman Sachs’ inaugural Launch With GS Entrepreneur Cohort. Designed to help emerging businesses fast-track their growth and build relationships with investors and industry experts, the eight-week virtual program provides high-touch access and resources to a select group of U.S. based Black and Latinx founders.
More than 400 businesses from across 37 states applied for the program, and just 14 were chosen. Bedrock is proud to join other innovative companies such as Care Academy, a platform for education and the reskilling of millions for the future of the healthcare workforce; Journey Foods, solving food science and supply chain inefficiencies to help companies feed 8 billion people better; Partake Foods, a line of delicious, nutritious and allergy-friendly snacks; and others from across the enterprise software, financial technology, healthcare and consumer industries.
“We are excited about Bedrock Analytics’ ability to make retail data accessible for CPG manufacturers,” said Jemma Wolfe, Head of Launch With GS. “We are pleased to have CEO Will Salcido in our first cohort.”
Launch With GS is Goldman Sachs’ $500 million investment strategy grounded in the belief that diverse teams drive strong returns. The Black and Latinx Entrepreneur Cohort brings together leading entrepreneurs to participate in special sessions with Goldman Sachs leaders. These founders will participate in virtual, customized 1-on-1 and sector specific workshops with Goldman Sachs leaders across the investment banking, research, and investing teams. Additionally, founders will access resources through Goldman Sachs partnerships with Cooley LLC for legal insights, Carta for capitalization table structure, and Red Antler for marketing and branding, and have opportunities to engage with the broader Goldman Sachs network. The eight-week experience will feature individually tailored programming delivered virtually, and will culminate in an invite-only Investor Showcase.
“Being part of the Goldman Sachs network is powerful,” said Will Salcido, Bedrock Analytics CEO. “This initiative is highly valuable for founders trying to grow their businesses while pushing the boundaries of innovation in an uncertain global marketplace. I am very humbled to be joining such an impressive group of entrepreneurs, and as Bedrock aims to disrupt data and analytics within the CPG industry, I look forward to working alongside the other cohorts to expand our company and to contribute to the GS cohort.”
We hope to show you the results from this program very soon. In the meantime, CPG industry professionals who want a closer look at Bedrock can sign up for a free 45-day trial, powered by Nielsen data. Learn more about our new Free Trial in this recent blog post.