Mar 24, 2015 On the Web

500 Startups’ PreMoney Miami: Emerging opportunities, unicorns, bubbles and more | The Starting Gate

McClure interviews Felice Grinda at 500 Startups’ PreMoney Miami event on Friday. By Nancy Dahlberg / ndahlberg@miamiherald.com The secret to building a healthy ecosystem, according to Dave McClure: Write checks. Of course there is a little more to it, he said, but it’s really key, particularly at the seed stage…

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Mar 24, 2015 On the Web

BCBUSINESS #30UNDER30 WINNER JUSTIN POTTER

The story: “I’m not going to say it’s easy to have two kids and run a company,” says Cleanify’s Justin Potter. Families and 20-something tech entrepreneurs don’t generally go hand in hand, but Potter-who operates on five hours of sleep as the father of a six-year-old daughter and four-year-old son-considers running his own company a dream come true: “If I had to do it again, I would.

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Mar 24, 2015 On the Web

500 STARTUPS X DIVERSITY PANEL

In Partnership With: Can’t Make It? Follow this event to get an email the next time it’s scheduled. Sign-up not required Follow Sign-up not required Follow Elizabeth Yin Co-founder, LaunchBit and Head of 500 Startup’s Mountain View accelerator Elizabeth Yin is is the co-founder and CEO of LaunchBit, an ad network for email newsletters.

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Mar 24, 2015 On the Web

Startup Turkey 2015: Sean Percival

Sean Percival is a Venture Partner at 500 Startups. He has a focus on Bitcoin investment and is running an accelerator in Mountain View, California. He has impressive career path and rich entrepreneurial experience – started his first Internet startup in 2006 and his second company in 2008 and has managed to successfully sell both of the companies with impressive return on investment.

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Mar 24, 2015 On the Web

BitBeat: CoinDesk Trims Down But Bitcoin Rises at SXSW

Bitcoin Latest Price: $285.86, down 1.56% (via) -Prominent digital-currency news service CoinDesk has slimmed down its editorial team. The move reflects broader changes in bitcoin’s development now that a 2013-2014 surge in retail services – and the ad dollars that came with it – has taken a back seat to the institutional build-out of digital-currency technology.

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Mar 24, 2015 On the Web

Dave McClure Will Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt NY

Five years ago, Dave McClure decided to strike out on his own and start a little venture firm called 500 Startups. At the time, the pure ambition of giving his seed-stage investment fund that name sounded crazy (classic Dave!) and many questioned his plan to invest small amounts of capital in a massive number of startups.

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Mar 24, 2015 On Our Blog

How Meerkat Can Stay Hot & Grow MOAR

At our recent 500 Startups PreMoney conference in Miami we used Meerkat to live stream the full conference to thousands of people worldwide. Since its launch just a few weeks ago, Meerkat’s blown up. Below is the graph of installs and stats for the Meerkat iOS app. According to the company, it hasn’t done paid acquisition to get this traction. Meerkat Installs Growth (Feb 21 – March 21, 2015) Meerkat iOS stats 50,000 installs in 30 days (souce: App Annie) and 300,000 total users (source: Techcrunch) 10,000+ video streams created in 30 days 2,000 average new installs per day Meerkat has been featured by Apple over 46 times on the iTunes homepage since its launch on Feb 21, 2015 (source: …


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