Dave McClure’s 500Startups has officially invested in over 500 companies in more than 40 countries. And the pace and scope of its…
500 Startups announced the 28 companies that will make up its summer incubator batch. The companies will launch in July at demo days in Mountain View, San Francisco, and New York.
500 Startups has named a new partner and has opened an office in New York, and has plans to add a San Francisco office in the future.
500 Startups put its own unique spin on the accelerator demo day on Wednesday, debuting 30 companies in its fifth batch of startups. Here were the five that caught my eye.
Dave McClure’s 500 Startups accelerator program will begin accepting applications for the spring class on Thursday, for the first time opening the entire application process to applicants via AngelList. The application process will stay open until March 1.
A graduate of Excelerate Labs in Chicago, SpotHero wants to act as a parking spot broker for the big lots as well as offer consumers the cheapest parking rates through its mobile apps. The company’s $2.5 million round was led by Battery Ventures.
500 Startups releases Wednesday the 32 companies making up its fifth accelerator batch. Selected in October, the group will debut at a demo day in February. Notably, the 32 startups have a large number of international and female founders in the mix.
Looking to join the 500 Startups fall accelerator batch? The group has now opened its application process, allowing founders to apply through AngelList, making the process for joining up easier than ever. The applications will be open through Sept. 23.
500 Startups gets its first international accelerator. Dave McClure’s investment group joins with a Mexican accelerator called Mexican VC. Mexico has a growing population of new Internet and mobile hungry consumers, and the country has less of an investing bubble compared to Brazil.
27 companies made their pitches at the 500 Startups demo day on Tuesday in Mountain View, and it was a diverse bunch of startups that took the stage, emphasizing mobile technology and a large number of shopping-related and kid-oriented apps in their pitches to investors.
In just about 18 months, Dave McClure’s 500 Startups has made more than 250 investments. And it’s looking to expand even further, with the addition of two venture partners and the promotion of two of its existing team members.
In Mountain View, 32 companies from the third class of the 500 Startups Accelerator program showed off what they’ve been working on to investors and press. I sat through all the demos so you didn’t have to, and to tell you who the top startups are.
If there’s one thing that is acting as the pulse behind the growing entrepreneurial spirit in India’s cities, it’s the rise of the Indian middle class. I head off on a 2-week trip to Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to capture the heart of this movement.
London-based Seedcamp is already a significant force in early stage investment: but now it’s come out all guns blazing with a series of partnerships across Europe and America that it hopes can secure its reputation as one of the world’s leading incubators.
Dave McClure’s 500 Startups has nearly doubled the number of participating companies in the second round of its Accelerator program, which runs from May through September. It’s also pretty diverse, with 20 percent of companies having female founders and 30 percent having international founders.
Dave McClure’s 500 Startups has invested in nearly 100 young companies since being launched last summer. Now it’s looking to help them grow with an incubator program that will give them Silicon Valley work space, design and distribution help and access to its stable of mentors.
Angel investor Dave McClure has added a roster of mentors and advisors to the team at his recently launched seed fund/incubator 500 Startups, a group that includes Google’s “open advocate” Chris Messina, Josh Elman of Twitter, Slideshare CEO Rashmi Sinha and Hunter Walk of YouTube.
Dave McClure recently stepped out on his own to create 500 Startups, a seed investing incubator. He is partway through raising a $30 million fund, and has wasted no time putting it to work, making multiple new fundings per day in the last week.
There’s been plenty of debate about whether small VCs are better than large ones, but angel investor Dave McClure says that the big problem isn’t size. He argues that most VCs, big or small, are simply approaching the consumer Internet market in completely the wrong way.
Under-the-radar startup FanBridge provides tools at the crux of the music biz: the relationship between artists and fans. By helping artists email and text their fans and giving them superior customer service, the angel-funded company now counts tens of thousands of clients and 50 million users.
Twelve weeks after the start of Facebook’s new incubator-style fbFund program, the 18 startups in this year’s class showed off the fruits…
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