Oct 22, 2014 Podcasts

Episode 51 – John Coombs, Founder Of Rover

This week, I speak with batch 10 founder John Coombs about his iBeacon-focused startup, Rover. Check out roverlabs.co to learn more about the awesome technology his team his building. Love the show? Don’t forget to rate us and subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher!


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Oct 15, 2014 Podcasts

Episode 50 – Samir Patel, Founder of DoRevolution

I talked to 500 mentor and founder Samir Patel about growth, marketing, and other tricks that will help startups grow their business. Check out other resources from Samir here: www.slideshare.net/500startups/google-badwords-500-startups-presentation01 new.livestream.com/500SAcc/adwordssamir Learn more about his company at dorevolution.com Love the show? Don’t forget to rate us and subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher!


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Oct 1, 2014 Podcasts

Episode 49 – Jenny Chen And Vicki Luisi Of Wanderable

I spoke with Jenny Chen and Vicki Luisi (CEO and co-founder of Wanderable) about the wedding market, building their startup, deciding to fundraise publicly, and more! Listen in for some great tips and insights. Learn more about Wanderable at angel.co/wanderable and wanderable.com Love the show? Don’t forget to rate us and subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher!


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Sep 22, 2014 On Our Blog

International Marketing for Startups – 3 Steps to Improve Your Visibility

The following post was contributed by Anji Ismail, co-founder of DOZ. After a successful seed round, my cofounder Faouzi and I decided it was time to start thinking international. Beyond simply translating our site, we also had to think about localization of online marketing to our target market. We hope we can offer some insight into strategies for improving your visibility when taking your business to an international market. Here are three things you should consider. Overcome the language barrier  First thing’s first: localization of language to the target market. Even though it is said that one in four people speak English to some level of competency, you will want to make sure your site is available in the main …


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Sep 17, 2014 Official Announcement

More Funding for Female Founders – Our First 500 Women Syndicate Startups

Earlier this year, we announced 500 Women, one of our first AngelList syndicates. This was an important step for us in supporting women-led companies and encouraging more women to grab a seat on the other side of the table as angel investors. Today, we’re excited to share news about the first two companies we’ve selected for the syndicate – FameBit and Wanderable. FameBit, our first 500 Women company, is a platform to hire and work with YouTube Influencers. They’re from our 8th batch of companies, and have grown by leaps and bounds since leaving the program. In July alone, FameBit hit some major milestones and produced over 1,000 videos for companies while paying out over $250,000 to YouTube Content Creators. They’re …


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Sep 11, 2014 Official Announcement

We <3 Fabulous Founders: Announcing the 500 LGBT Syndicate

I’ve been at 500 Startups for nearly two years now, and one of the best things about working here is our team’s real commitment to inclusivity. At 500, we don’t just slap a poster on the wall about diversity – we know that LGBT founders, mentors, and investors are a huge part of what makes our #500Strong family so great. This past year, we even launched Rainbow Round to highlight great entrepreneurs and do more community outreach. Today, we’re excited to announce the 500 LGBT syndicate. We’re very passionate about is getting more LGBT folks on both sides of the table, and launching this syndicate will help us fund more great founders, while also encouraging people in the LGBT community to …


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