What It’s Going to Take To Increase Female Founder Fundraising in 2021

Last month, Pitchbook reported a grim update that 2020 Q3 fundraising for female founders hit a three-year low. Firms invested $434 million in female founders, a 48% drop from Q2 in 2020 and a 36% drop compared to Q3 of 2019. For more context, total venture capital investments in Q3 2020 were on a par with the same period last year. This is heartbreaking for female founders and firms like 500 S...

WorkClass Matches Frontline Job Seekers with Employers in Southeast Asia

We are always on the lookout for companies that help connect job seekers with employers. In Southeast Asia, the frontline labor market remains large but fragmented. While there are numerous job boa...

500 Startups Signs Agreement with iNNpulsa Colombia to Train Accelerator Managers

It was a warm sunny day in San Francisco in May 2019, as the U.S. Secret Service cordoned off the building where 500 Startups’ headquarters are located and thoroughly searched the emptied office. “...

Ash Makes it Easy to Get Tested for STIs/STDs at Home

Although at-home test kits have become a popular alternative to visiting a medical clinic in person, there are still limited options for people to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases. Not ...

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How Former NFL Player Mike Brown Is Innovating Philanthropy with His Platform Win-Win

To understand Win-Win, a gamified giving platform, you have to understand founder and CEO Mike Brown’s journey. It started in Houston, Texas, where Brown grew up a football star and 4.0 student, wi...

What it Means to Support Black Founders at 500

At 500, we’ve always prided ourselves on our values of being bold, being the example, being humble, thriving, and being inclusive. Whether it was the types of founders who joined our accelerator, e...

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What It’s Going to Take To Increase Female Founder Fundraising in 2021

Last month, Pitchbook reported a grim update that 2020 Q3 fundraising for female founders hit a three-year low. Firms invested $434 million in female founders, a 48% drop from Q2 in 2020 and a 36% ...

WorkClass Matches Frontline Job Seekers with Employers in Southeast Asia

We are always on the lookout for companies that help connect job seekers with employers. In Southeast Asia, the frontline labor market remains large but fragmented. While there are numerous job boa...

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How Global Launch Is Adapting to Help Startups Expand to the U.S. and Southeast Asia

Written by Anna Heim In partnership with Enterprise Singapore, 500 Startups has selected Batch 2 applicants for Global Launch San Francisco and Global Launch Singapore. The two separate programs...

Why 500 Kobe Is Ready to Back COVID-19 Solutions

Are you working on innovative tech-based solutions to the challenges posed by COVID-19? If so, read on: the fifth edition of the 500 Startups Kobe Accelerator might well be a good fit for your star...

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COVID-19 Related Tax Credits

Guest Post: the following post is a sponsored guest post by IncentAdvise. All views and opinions represented in this post are the views and opinions of IncentAdvise and do not represent those ...

Handling Uncertainty: Increasing Runway and Customer Acquisition during Crisis

Guest Post: the following post is a sponsored guest post by Brex. All views and opinions represented in this post are the views and opinions of Brex and do not represent those of 500 Startups or an...