Feb 9, 2015 On the Web

Gymtrack raises $2.5 million seed round from Real Ventures and White Star Capital | BetaKit

Last October, Gymtrack co-CEO Pablo Srugo, wrote about the benefits of being accepted to 500 Startups, stating that after three months in the program, “half of Silicon Valley” knew the company’s name. It appears as though the exposure has paid off, as today the Ottawa-based company announced a $2.5 million seed round, lead by Real Ventures and White Star Capital, with additional investment by BDC and 500 startups. View on www.betakit.com

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Feb 5, 2015 On Our Blog

Growth Hacking South East Asia

“Hey man, I have an idea!” Khailee Ng, 500 South East Asia’s Managing Partner, said to one of the world’s top Growth Hackers over Skype. When Khailee says “I have an idea”…. CEREBRO means “brain” in Spanish. At 500, it was the code name for a training and execution program in online distribution and marketing for 4 startups that have raised VC money and are ready to grow faster. Cerebro’s goal was to help early stage companies build out their in-house growth teams, getting them more customers in less time for less cost, priming them for their next major funding round, or profitability. By spending intensive time every day for 8 weeks with 500’s Growth Hacker, these four companies: Quickly …

Feb 3, 2015 Official Announcement

500 Mobile Collective Makes Its First Investment, Andy OS

500 Mobile Collective Makes Its First Investment, Andy OS   500 Mobile Collective is excited to announce today that we have made our FIRST investment in Andy OS, the world’s first full featured mobile OS. Imagine an OS that you can use no matter what device you’re computing on. With Andy OS you can choose the best devices to run your favorite games, chat or photo apps. Andy OS turns any hardware into a conduit for your mobile life. Why Andy OS? Since the launch in April 2014, Andy OS has grown quickly to 3 million users and 60% daily active users, all with zero marketing spend. Its users spend an average of 23 minutes per day, per session. “Little to …