Jul 1, 2012 On Our Blog

Happy 2nd Birthday 500 Startups

Yes! 500 Startups turned 2 today! Woot, it’s our birthday.  It feels like we should be a lot older.  Here are some memories from some of the early 500 Startups Team members: – On Thurs 7/29 am, we realized we had enough money wired (min $5M) to do the initial closing. – On Thurs afternoon, we initiated the SEC filing for the fund with a $30M target. – On Thurs night (late), I started drafting the “Moneyball for Startups” fund thesis / blog post (but gave up @ 1am):  http://500hats.typepad.com/500blogs/2010/07/moneyball-for-startups.html – Early Fri 4-6am PST, in Europe, Robin Wauters (TechCrunch UK) discovered the SEC filing, *and* our 99 Designs brief:  http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/30/dave-mcclure-500-startups/ – By Friday 6am, I woke up, realized our …


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