Jul 30, 2013 On Our Blog

Distribution for Noobs By A Noob

This post is part of the ongoing Distribution Tuesday series. Every week the 500 Distribution Team highlights actionable resources for marketing your startup and today’s featured post is by our summer distribution intern, Samantha. Get even more tips by following @500Distribution on Twitter and subscribing to our email newsletter.  Want to join our next batch of startups? Apply NOW for our Fall Accelerator.  Day 56 of my summer internship at 500: The past 56 days have been a haze of free flow espresso and fruit snacks. Everyone seems to have forgotten my name. They call me Intern now. Is that my name? I don’t even know anymore. SEND HELP. But seriously, it’s been nearly two months since I started working at 500 and I can’t believe …


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Jul 29, 2013 Podcasts

0 TAKES OVER The Big Apple – Announcing #500NYC Week!

With demo day San Francisco and Mountain View out of the way, there was only one place for 500 to go next – New York City! This week, we’re featuring our awesome #500Strong NYC founders with a new episode of the Startup Founders Podcast every day. To kick things off, I speak with Steven Van Wel, CEO and co-founder of Karma. iTunes Stitcher


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Jul 23, 2013 On Our Blog

How to Hack Distribution for AngelList and Get MORE MONEY

This post is part of the ongoing Distribution Tuesday series. Every week the 500 Distribution Team highlights actionable resources for marketing your startup. Get even more tips by following @500Distribution on Twitter and subscribing to our email newsletter. AngelList is easily one of the most disruptive platforms available to start-ups today. It is potentially ahead of its time, but lucky for us, “Oh, these times they are a-changing.” The big gears at the SEC are turning, and as a result, pointing to a pending shift in how start-ups and investors can raise money. Yes, this might actually work. So are you ready to take full advantage of AngelList? By way of background, I recently had a tough run with fundraising—like most founders today. You read a …


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Jul 19, 2013 On Our Blog

The Data Behind Purchasing Behavior at UserVoice – Pricing for Conversion (Part II)

This post was contributed by Richard White, founder & CEO of UserVoice, a leading customer feedback & support platform. He’ll speak at the next unSEXY conference on Friday, August 9. Register NOW. One of the biggest challenges I’ve found with running a SaaS business is the lack of real data put out there about how mechanics changes to the sign up funnel impact key conversion metrics. For my UnSexy Conf talk last year I wanted to do what I could to contribute what we’ve learned at UserVoice over the various changes we’ve made, to both our sign up process and to our pricing model itself. I’ll be giving a follow-up to that talk this year but I wanted to catch everyone up on what was covered …


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Jul 18, 2013 On Our Blog

The Data Behind Purchasing Behavior at UserVoice – Pricing for Conversion (Part I)

This post was contributed by Richard White, founder & CEO of UserVoice, a leading customer feedback & support platform. He’ll speak at the next unSEXY conference on Friday, August 9. Early bird ticket sales end TONIGHT at 11:59pm, PST, so REGISTER NOW and save. One of the biggest challenges I’ve found with running a SaaS business is the lack of real data put out there about how mechanics changes to the sign up funnel impact key conversion metrics. For my unSEXY Conf talk last year I wanted to do what I could to contribute what we’ve learned at UserVoice over the various changes we’ve made, to both our sign up process and to our pricing model itself. I’ll be giving a follow-up to …


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Jul 16, 2013 On Our Blog

Batch 007 – License to FAIL. Applications Now Open to Join 500’s Fall 2013 Accelerator

Spanning the globe is the ultimate, most badass team of secret agents that has ever existed. They’re known only by a mysterious codename: M500. Their goal: find new talent wherever it lies, train founders and startups to achieve the impossible, and establish a worldwide network of ultra-cool entrepreneurs who like it shaken, not stirred. We’re on a mission to build our next team of secret agents, Batch 007, and we’re searching the globe to find the best candidates. Recruits selected to enter training will gain access to current #500Strong agent network with with hubs in Silicon Valley, NYC and Mexico City. They’ll also make tons of money, have fun, and might even go on top-secret missions to markets in Asia, …


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