Feb 17, 2015 On Our Blog


Product ProSky a cloud-based, one stop platform for all your recruiting and training needs. Companies get to test-drive trained candidates before they hire them. Companies can benefit from among ProSky’ solutions, including one-click recruit populating, video interviews, project test-drive, speed-chats, onboarding and more. Our software is 100% FREE! Founders Crystal Huang Matthew Ang Fabio Penettieri

Jul 9, 2016 On Our Blog


500 Distro is 500 Startups’ in-house team of growth marketing experts. We help high potential startups through hands-on growth marketing advising and capital investment. DISTRO DOJO GROWTH ACCELERATOR The Distro Dojo is our 10-week growth accelerator, with current and past programs in London, Berlin, Stockholm, Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto and Kuala Lumpur. Participants join in-person for four weeks of hands-on growth mentorship and guided experiments training. The subsequent weeks are conducted remotely to allow flexibility for growth implementation and fundraising. Is the Dojo right for me? The Distro Dojo is a hybrid investment and growth training program intended for post-seed companies preparing to raise their Series A round. Specialists from 500 Distro and the 500 Mentor Network help your team to identify and achieve the right growth …

Dec 15, 2015 On Our Blog

How To Hack Hiring, for Startups

Crystal Huang is the Co-Founder and CEO of ProSky, a high-growth startup and #500strong company. She previously led marketing for Vivint, which sold one entity to Blackstone for $2B and brought a second entity to IPO. She loves spending her free time with her family, designing, and shopping.   At ProSky, we believe that “your people are your greatest assets”! I know that sounds cliché, but the fact is that at all stages of a company, an organization’s people can make or break a company. The merger of HP and Compaq in the 90’s seemed to be the story of hope. In the end, it nearly devastated the company because the two corporations had too different of people and culture to …

Apr 17, 2015 Official Announcement

Elizabeth Yin Joins 500 Investment Team

500 Startups continues to grow, both in the number of international folks joining our team, as well as individuals elevating into new leadership positions. We’re happy to welcome Elizabeth Yin to the 500 Investment team, where she will be running our Mountain View accelerator program! Prior to joining 500 Startups, she started a company called LaunchBit, which was an adtech company that she sold last year to a larger adtech company. In another life, Elizabeth worked on products at Google and has a BSEE from Stanford and an MBA from MIT Sloan. We’re really lucky to have her. With Batch 13 kicking off this Monday, I caught up with Elizabeth to learn more about her journey, insights and experience working at 500. You’ve …

Nov 5, 2014 Official Announcement

500 Startups Announces Batch 11 in Mountain View

  Can you believe we’re already on our 11th accelerator batch? For those of you keeping track, this is our ninth batch in Mountain View! As always, our companies have all types of founders from everywhere on the globe. There are 30 companies in this group, and 37% of our companies have at least one woman on the founding team. Additionally, 57% of our companies have at least one foreign‐born founder.  Countries include: Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Ireland, Norway, Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Kenya, Lebanon, Israel, Russia, Singapore…. < cue… It’s a small world world after all…..>  Follow of our companies on AngelList. If you want to join 500 in the future, you’re in luck – Batch 12 (San Francisco) applications are currently open. We’re always on …