Nov 22, 2011 On Our Blog

Want a Free Ticket 4 Our Warm Gun Design Conference?

We have a couple of open spots on our Volunteer Ninja Team for our popular Warm Gun Design Conference on Fri, Dec 2nd  at Hotel Kabuki in SF. The Qualifications: You must be responsible, friendly and willing to roll up your sleeves to get the job done. The Pay-Off: A free ticket to Warm Gun in exchange for half day of volunteering. Plus an opportunity to meet some really amazing designers and developers. Interested? Email sheila at 500startups dot com and include your mobile number

Nov 5, 2011 On Our Blog

From the Netherlands to 500 Startups

Khuram Hussain is the co-founder of Fileboard. Previously he co-founded Inbox2, email startup, technology in use by 60 million people. Khuram also held BD and product roles at companies such as Shell. We are a team of three from Europe. In 2008, we founded an email startup in the Netherlands, a country known for it’s liberal attitudes (as anybody who has been to Amsterdam would acknowledge).  But when it came to starting an Internet startup and raising initial funding it was exactly the opposite, totally conservative. We had “business angels” asking for more than 40% of the company for just a $60k investment. I am glad we never took that money.  We did end up in a startup incubator. The …