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IRIS+ and Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

Metrics to assess the financial, social, and environmental performance of small and growing businesses which are relevant for ANDE members.

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits.

In partnership with Emory University, ANDE launched the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) to study early-stage entrepreneurship and acceleration by collecting detailed data from entrepreneurs applying to, and graduating from, accelerators around the world. This survey (called the GALI Benchmark Survey) is publicly available, allowing accelerators to benchmark their venture outcomes against those in similar regions, sectors, and stages. The dataset accessible through the GALI Benchmarking Tool contains 8,658 ventures that provided one-year follow-up data, allowing for analyses of performance in metrics like revenue, employees, and fundraising.

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