Video-making startup Wideo, a 500 Startups company with roots in Argentina and the US, was born to be global. With a team spanning Buenos Aires and San Francisco and services in Spanish and English, it has amassed one million users worldwide with its easy user interface.
From deal flow to disruptive technologies, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see the previous post here). Share these 35 gems and insights from the week of October 11-17 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!
Crowdfunding is still relatively new, and many entrepreneurs are hesitant to take the plunge—if they are aware of it at all. Not Bohemian Guitars. The Atlanta-based company, which makes a quirky line of guitars and other instruments made from oilcans, has tried just about every form of crowdfunding out there—from rewards-based to intrastate to equity. Along the way, Adam and Shaun Lee, the brothers behind Bohemian, also managed to join a coveted accelerator program and raise angel funding. We caught up with CEO Adam Lee in San Francisco, where he is now based.
500 Startups today presented its 14th batch of companies at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, with a spooky twist.
Photo: Jussi Ratilainen Today’s guest post is written by the co-founders of You-app, Nelli Lähteenmäki, Aleksi Hoffman & Nora Rosendahl. You-app is a Batch 14 company that empowers users to become happier, healthier versions of themselves through daily micro-actions. Demo Day is right around the corner (October 30th). Learn more about You-app and all Batch 14 companies presenting at Demo Day here! Entrepreneurship is the best profession. And the worst. And usually you can fit those two sentiments into one hour, any hour. For many, it’s the everyday stress and “busyness” (not the business) that wears us out over time. As an entrepreneur you often cannot drastically change your working style or pace. We might be dreaming of nailing one of the infamous …
When the Seattle Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII, Malcolm Smith earned the title of Super Bowl Champion and took home the Super Bowl MVP trophy. That win also put him in an even more exclusive category – one that he gets to share with his brother, Steven, former NY Giants Wide Receiver: Malcolm and Steven Smith are one of only six pairs of brothers in NFL history to become Super Bowl Champions.
A culture of equity, a sense of purpose, relentless innovation, a rocket trajectory for growth, and open innovation are five key approaches for startups to survive the roller-coaster ride to success. These were some of the tips offered at NASSCOM’s recent Product Conclave in Bangalore.
BENGALURU: Dave McClure is the founder of 500 Startups, a Silicon Valley-based seed fund with a $200 million corpus. He has investments in more than 1,000 companies across 50 countries. McClure, who has worked with Facebook as its fund manager, was marketing head of PayPal and is a visiting lecturer at Stanford University . Here he talks to TOI on why he is bullish about India.
500Startups, a Silicon Valley venture-capital firm with more than $175 million under management, is seeking its first investments in Nigerian technology companies as Africa’s most-populous nation encourages industries that will reduce its reliance on oil.