Apr 29, 2015 On Our Blog

500 Startups announces $10M TukTuks (ตุ๊กตุ๊ก) Fund

We’re proud to announce the launch of “500 TukTuks”, a $10M USD micro-fund focused on promising startups, managed by new 500 investing partners Krating Poonpol and Moo Natavudh. Why the name TukTuks? Well they are small, lean, fast, agile, and dangerous. JUST LIKE STARTUPS. We’re excited to take a trip through the winding roads of Thailand to discover smart, badass entrepreneurs. Why 500 TukTuks? 500 sees an opportunity to invest early and often into the next generation of Thailand’s most promising startups and empower them with best of Silicon Valley’s education, thinking, talent, and money to provide unfair advantage in the local market. 500 will be the first major SV accelerator and seed stage investor in the local Thai market and founders will …


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Apr 28, 2015 On Our Blog

Join the #500Strong Family – Land a Job at One of Our Companies!

Want to get on the fast track to working at an kickass startup? We’re hosting a Job Fair on Friday, May 8th at our HQ in Mountain View, CA. From 2-5pm, you’ll get a chance to meet founders in our current batch of startups (Batch 13) and wow them with your awesome skills and sparkling personality. In addition to working an early stage startup, you’d get to experience everything that comes with 500’s accelerator program – working out of our awesome office space, meeting tons of people in the 500 family, attending events and fireside chats with big-name founders, and more. “I showed up and instantly felt like I was in the right place. Every person I talked to was enthusiastic and …


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Apr 27, 2015 On Our Blog

500 Startups Announces Batch 13 in Mountain View

Double dang. Can you believe we’re already on our 13th accelerator batch? For those of you keeping track, this is our tenth batch in Mountain View! As always, our companies have all types of founders from everywhere on the globe. There are 28 companies in this group, and 46% of our companies have at least one woman on the founding team. Additionally, 61% of our companies have at least one foreign‐born founder.  Countries include: US, UK, China, Argentina, Uruguay, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, Estonia, New Zealand, South Korea, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Italy, Brazil, Russia, Kuwait…. <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 14 (San …


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Apr 24, 2015 Podcasts

Episode 53 – Tammy Camp & Matt Ellsworth, 500 Distro Team

This week, I speak with 500 Distro team members Tammy Camp and Matt Ellsworth. Learn more about our new Distrofund and WMD (Weapons of Mass Distribution), a one day conference covering marketing and distribution hack-tics to grow your startup. For more info visit: wmd.co Love the show? Don’t forget to rate us and subscribe on iTunes!


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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 …


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Apr 14, 2015 Podcasts

Episode 52 – Richard Werbe, Founder Of StudyPool

This week, I speak with batch 11 founder Richard Werbe about his new startup, StudyPool. Check outwww.studypool.com/ to learn how his team is building the modern day Cliffs Notes for everything. Love the show? Don’t forget to rate us and subscribe on iTunes!


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Apr 2, 2015 On Our Blog

Why Facebook Doesn’t Work for Health

Post contributed by Eric Peacock and Mary Ray, co-founders of MyHealthTeams. MyHealthTeams believes that if you are diagnosed with a chronic health condition, it should be easy to find the best people around to help you. To date, they have launched MyAutismTeam (for parents of kids with autism), MyBCTeam (women with breast cancer), and most recently MyMSTeam (individuals with multiple sclerosis). 500 Startups was an investor in MyHealthTeams’ seed round over the summer. A recent statistic from the CDC reported that 1 in 50 kids in America will be diagnosed with autism. Chances are someone in your life will be affected by it – perhaps your friend’s son, a daughter of an employee in your startup, or even your own child. …


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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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