Mar 5, 2013 On Our Blog

Choosing The Right Metrics for Your Startup

In February 2013, Geckoboard teamed up with Econsultancy to survey 368 startups about how they use data and what challenges they face in developing a culture of data. What follows is a brief synopsis of one of the more interesting themes – you can find the full report here: http://www.slideshare.net/geckoboard/data-drivenculture   On choosing the right metrics   “Human nature is such that if you show someone a metric, they will automatically work to try to improve it.”   – David Skok, Matrix Partners When you choose a metric or set of metrics to collect and communicate, you’re making a statement and, knowingly or not, setting the priorities for those who see it. Make a bad choice and you risk skewed priorities and …


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Mar 2, 2013 On Our Blog

LAST CALL for Spring Accelerator Applications – Get Yours in NOW!

Are you an awesome entrepreneur who’s ready to GO BIG? Today’s your last chance to apply for our Spring Accelerator program and take your startup to the next level. Get your application in TODAY. We’ve received tons of fantastic applications so far – in many of the areas we’re really excited about, like video tech, family tech, and language tech. We’ve been getting great submissions from international startups, too. For a chance to be part of our next batch of startups, apply RIGHT NOW; applications close at 11: 59pm, PST tonight. The 500 team will review applications and interview folks over the next few weeks. We’ll do our best to contact all applicants about their status. Stay tuned!


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Mar 2, 2013 On Our Blog

500 Hearts Startups Who Get Mobile

This past month, we told you about some of the investment areas that excite us the most, like language startups and international companies. Today, we’re sharing why 500 loves mobile companies. Want to be part of our next batch of startups? Apply now before it’s too late! (deadline is TONIGHT at 11:59pm, PST) Just a few years ago, people called the first iPad a “big iPhone.” I was one of the first iPad skeptics myself, and didn’t understand the appeal of a big touchscreen device. That is, until I actually felt one in my hands. And then bought one. After using it in ways I hadn’t anticipated at all – like watching Netflix while washing dishes, or reading sheet music PDFs …


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Mar 2, 2013 On Our Blog

That’s a Wrap! Applications Now CLOSED for 500’s Spring Accelerator

We hope you made time this past week to get your application in for the Spring 2013 Accelerator Batch, because applications closed last night at 11:59pm, PST. Tons of fantastic companies applied from all around the world, and we can’t wait to review everyone’s application. So what’s next? If you applied, keep an eye on your inbox for an email from 500 – we’re going to try our best to contact all the applicants about their status over the next few weeks. For everyone else, check the 500 blog over the next month or so for exciting news about the #500Strong startups of Batch 6. Didn’t make it this time, but want in during the next round? We’ll announce applications …


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