It’s that time again! Announcing our latest Mountain View cohort, Batch 19, with 44 companies.  

Earlier this year, we experimented with vertical tracks to be able to provide greater value to companies, in particular, categories of interest.  These tracks have allowed companies to receive additional categorical mentoring and networking opportunities.  This year at 500 Startups, we’ve held specialized tracks in Health, Fintech, B2B, and Fashion & Beauty.  In Batch 19, we are, again, running tracks in B2B led by Robert Neivert and Fashion & Beauty led by Tanya Soman.  #MajorKey

500 Startups has always invested in a lot of B2B companies — in fact, many of our top performing companies in our portfolio, such as Intercom and Talkdesk are B2B companies. One of the biggest challenges for B2B companies — especially enterprise B2B — is sales.  How to hire salespeople?  How to close deals?  How to negotiate proposals?  This is what our B2B track focuses on so that we can help founders with a great B2B product take their traction to the next level.  

500 Startups has also invested in a lot of fashion & beauty companies including Ipsy, Le Tote, TheRealReal, and Tradesy.  We see a real opportunity in this space because few investors have historically understood or invested in it.  But, with the rise in some of our high flying fashion & beauty companies, investors and corporates are beginning to take notice. #BlessUp In this track, we provide both growth guidance to help our companies increase their users and revenues and also help connect them with relevant larger industry players.  

At 500 Startups, it’s important to us to continue to push the startup ecosystem to be more inclusive and diverse, so we actively scout great companies from everywhere.  This batch was no different, and we are proud that the diversity of our founders remains strong:

  • 29% of companies have at least one female founder
  • 49% of companies are international
  • 13% of companies have a black founder
  • 9% of companies have a LatinX founder

International countries represented:

  • Nigeria
  • India
  • Jordan
  • UK
  • Hong Kong
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Spain
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Palestine
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden

Learn more about Batch 19 below. #WeTheBest 

For investors interested in attending Demo Day B19 you can register here. See ya there! And applications for Batch 20 are now open. Apply here.

Aella Credit

Aella Credit provides instant credit solutions to Africans by eliminating standard loan applications and enabling employees to borrow at competitive rates through their employers.

aella-credit

Almabase

Almabase makes fundraising easier for schools by helping them engage their alumni effectively.

almabase

Ambience Data

Ambience Data provides live, accurate environmental insights worldwide to manage pollution health risks.

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Aumet

The first marketplace using intelligent technology to assist medical suppliers to validate and to assign reliable distributors with the least amount of time and at half of the cost, plus providing access to all medical tenders and news online.

aumet

Baloonr

Baloonr removes bias from group work and decision-making.

baloonr

Bstow

Donate spare change automatically from everyday purchases to your charity of choice.

bstow

Cardlife

Cardlife helps businesses to take control of their subscriptions with the vision to be the one stop shop for everything SaaS subscriptions.

cardlife

ChangeJar

ChangeJar is a mobile cash payment platform for retailers who want more transactions with higher margins.

changejar

ClaimCompass

ClaimCompass will get the airlines to pay you up to $680 for your delayed, cancelled or overbooked flight.

claimcompass

CloudCoffer

CloudCoffer is a plug-and-play network security device that shields businesses of any size from external and internal hacking with the most scalable and affordable network protection in minutes.

cloudcoffer

Crema Co

A marketplace that gives coffee drinkers access to rare coffees from small-batch roasters.

cremaco

EventXtra

One-stop Event Management Platform for Corporate Events.

eventxtra

Fingertips Lab

IoT device allows you to engage your phone while driving, eyes free.

fingertipslab

FLYE

Flye allows real-time engagement with customers in geo-fenced areas & provides social media analytics to brands – no hashtag needed.

flye

Fuel

Fuel delivers nutrient-customized meals tailored to your unique body, fitness and biomarker data.

fuel

Fuel For Clover

B2B payments platform for retail petroleum merchants that decrease interchange cost and increase card security.

fuel4clover

Gestoos

Gestoos is a computer vision software platform that enables camera (sensor) equipped devices to see and understand human gestures and movements with a level of accuracy never before available.

gestoos

Gluwa

Gluwa is a blockchain-powered banking platform to send and receive money automatically and privately for businesses.

gluwa

GymHit

GymHit is a proactive business management platform for fitness businesses that is introducing a virtual manager for workflow automation for everything from automated booking to billing.

gymhit

Homigo

A text-based home manager and dashboard for homeowners designed to increase the quality and simplicity of home services.

homigo

Hykso

Motion sensors for Boxing and MMA that recognize which punch is being thrown and at which speed it’s thrown.

hykso

iControl

iControl replaces paper with an app at construction sites, saving each construction manager time by generating all their daily reports.

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Idwall

IDwall is a B2B solution that builds trust by verifying documents, identity and doing background checks in a reliable and scalable way.

idwall

InnerSpace

Like GPS does outdoors, InnerSpace’s instant mapping and location platform transforms the human experience indoors and captures the data on how people interact indoors. We’re driving a fundamental shift in the way that people experience, understand, and create their indoor spaces.

innerspace

Kompyte

Kompyte is competitor tracking software that alerts you in real time when your competitors make changes to their websites, products and digital marketing campaigns.

kompyte

KiLife

Never lose your child again with Kiband, a line of child wearables that sync with your smartphone.

kilife

LawTova

An online legal marketplace connecting attorneys with curated freelancers for legal jobs and project-based legal services.

lawtova

Mashvisor

Mashvisor helps real estate investors quickly find traditional and Airbnb investment properties.

mashvisor

MojiLaLa

Emoji Marketplace for independent designers and studios from around the world.

mojilala

MyFavorito

MyFavorito is a CRM platform for the B2C world, used by brands and retailers to increase loyalty, sales and growth.

myfavorito

OpenDoor

Solving the urban housing problem through affordable communal living.

opendoor

OWLR

OWLR is a mobile-first platform that transforms your off-the-shelf home security cameras into a smarter, simpler and safer home monitoring system.

owlr

Park Evergreen

Park Evergreen is a B2B platform that allows companies to offer unlimited monthly parking to employees across a network of parking lots in their city.

parkevergreen

Pawprint

Pawprint is an app that helps pet owners find and book quality veterinarians.

pawprint

Pluto AI

Pluto is an AI-powered analytics platform that water companies use to prevent water wastage, predict asset failures, and avoid expensive operations/maintenance costs.

pluto

RocketBolt

RocketBolt provides easy email & website tracking to help you discover your next big sales opportunity.

rocketbolt

Scopio

An innovative platform for companies to seamlessly search, publish, and pull insights from curated social media images to increase audience engagement, while fairly compensating the original content contributors.

scopio

ShearShare

ShearShare connects salon owners to stylists to fill empty salon chairs.

shearshare

Sickweather

Sickweather is the Doppler radar of sickness — allowing parents, patients, and providers to check for the chance of sickness as easily as they can check for the chance of rain.

sickweather

Tagove

Tagove connects sales and support teams to online customers through live video chat and co-browsing with plug and play installation.

tagove

TalentBase

TalentBase is a Payroll and HR software targeting growing businesses across Africa.

talentbase

Teleport

The first platform for truly interactive video, driving 10x more engagement by providing freely navigable video, enriched with contextual contents.

teleport

UNICORN

UNICORN is a stylish skincare brand for men.

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WeAreOnyx

Beauty Subscription Service & Digital Playground for Multicultural Millennials.

weareonyx