Jun 26, 2014 Official Announcement

500 Startups Announces Public Fundraising

MOUNTAIN VIEW JUNE 26, 2014 – 500 Startups, the most active venture capital fund and  startup accelerator program in the world, is announcing that it has filed with the SEC under the  new rules allowing for general solicitation, and is now publicly fundraising for its third flagship fund, targeted at $100M. To facilitate this process, 500 Startups has partnered with SeedInvest, a leading equity crowdfunding platform, to provide investor verification and related investor services. Historically, venture capital funds have been prohibited from talking publicly about raising capital. This restriction has long been problematic for managers seeking to raise awareness about new venture funds. However, with the recent passage of Title II of the JOBS Act, venture capital funds may choose to generally solicit by …

Nov 15, 2013 Podcasts

Episode 25 – Christina Bognet, CEO and Co-founder of PlateJoy

In this week’s episode, I speak with Christina Bognet, CEO and co-founder of food delivery startup PlateJoy. Check out the episode below and subscribe to 500 Startups’ channel on SoundCloud. You can listen and subscribe over on Stitcher Radio and iTunes, too. Tune in next week for another episode!