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 …
This week I speak with one of 500’s resident EIR’s, Poornima Vijayashanker (twitter.com/poornima). Listen to hear about how she helped build Mint.com before going on to found Bizeebee and Femgineer.
This week I speak with Rod Ebrahimi, CEO and Co-founder of finance startup ReadyForZero. Listen in to hear about pivoting, acquiring users, and getting press.
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!