Global Ascent Partners (GAP)

Helping companies grow globally by bridging the GAPs




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INNOVATE® Austin Volume 2

GAP (Global Ascent Partners) is a business development and international operations advisory firm that offers cross border operations, commercial, strategy and transactional support to technology clients. GAP works with organizations to develop and execute technology initiatives that support specific business objectives to improve their bottom line, competitive advantage and digital agility. GAP is based in Austin, TX with partners in Japan, Taiwan, China, Singapore, India, Russia, Israel, Middle-East and Chile. We have been helping clients since 2001. GAP has four major businesses.

GAP’s global management consulting business focuses on corporate innovation strategy development and execution. GAP partners with clients from the private, public, and not-for- profit sectors in all regions to assess their innovation capacity, identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. GAP’s approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization; ensuring clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. GAP helps companies navigate disruptive trends, identify growth opportunities and leverage relationships with startups to build long-term success.

GAP has setup innovation programs for Samsung, Omron, Toshiba, ADASA and for NEDO, Chilean Government, SXSW and Austin City.

  • GAP’s SI business is a team of 180+ engineers and experts in various domains based in India, US, Israel and Russia. This business designs, develops and delivers custom hardware-software-system solutions to clients integrating the best technologies.
  • GAP’s incubation & acceleration business works with major global accelerators and provides them with mentor, advisory and other business services.
  • GAP’s VC business has deep experience in setting up and managing CVC and VC Funds. It currently manages funds in Japan, India and the US

GAP was founded in 2001 as IBTP and restructured into a holding company in 2015. Our team has extensive industry operating experience with senior-level professionals leading and executing all engagements. Our model is collaborative – we work closely with our Clients to leverage and expand their in-house capabilities. We develop the growth strategy and operational plans in close collaboration with the client. We then execute the plans working as an extension of the client to achieve the goals. We are well networked with decision-makers in leading technology companies, government officials and the investment community.

We are innovators and help our clients embrace innovation in all aspects of their organization, working as an extension of our clients. We help our clients create competitive advantage and uncover new avenues of growth and profitability. Our approach is inclusive and practical that marries long-term vision with quick wins and measurable ROI milestones. The risks in making the right choice with the right advisor have never been higher. Whether maximizing existing assets or pursuing wide ranging, transformative initiatives, GAP helps organizations capture the full power of technology, to adapt to disruption, increase operational efficiencies, improve risk management effectiveness, and uncover new sources of revenue. We make the aspirational achievable by combining strategy with end-to-end execution, delivering measurable business outcomes at every juncture.

Sandeep Kumar, Managing Partner

Our collaborative, cross-disciplinary team is comprised of VCs, past CEOs, CTOs, COOs, sales and marketing professionals, data scientists, software developers, change management professionals, and industry-specific advisors who work together to find resolutions and unearth new opportunities to drive competitive advantage for our clients.

Some of our clients are US Broadcasting Software Company, US Multimedia Systems Co, Japan TV Corporation, US Cleantech Company, and many more.

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