1-Year In: Female Founders Reflect on the Impact COVID Has Had on Their Businesses

It’s not always easy to steer away from what feels comfortable. During the past year, COVID-19 has glaringly amplified the importance of flexibility. In many instances, doing a complete 180 from the status quo wasn’t just an option—it was an absolute necessity.  Specifically, the following 16 female founders have beautifully managed to take something as destructive as the COVID pandemic...

Sales Tax Basics: Why Startups Should Care

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

500 Startups Welcomes 7 Companies into Batch 13 of Somos Lucha LatAm

500 Startups is excited to announce the latest batch of our LatAm program, focused on providing mentorship for Spanish-speaking early-stage companies based in the region.  Batch 13 companies, wh...

BraveCredit is Helping People Take Control of their Credit

The U.S. is facing dual emergencies, with people taking on significant medical bills and losing their jobs. When unemployment goes up, credit scores go down. During the last recession, 20 million p...

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1-Year In: Female Founders Reflect on the Impact COVID Has Had on Their Businesses

It’s not always easy to steer away from what feels comfortable. During the past year, COVID-19 has glaringly amplified the importance of flexibility. In many instances, doing a complete 180 from th...

500 Startups Welcomes 7 Companies into Batch 13 of Somos Lucha LatAm

500 Startups is excited to announce the latest batch of our LatAm program, focused on providing mentorship for Spanish-speaking early-stage companies based in the region.  Batch 13 companies, wh...

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BraveCredit is Helping People Take Control of their Credit

The U.S. is facing dual emergencies, with people taking on significant medical bills and losing their jobs. When unemployment goes up, credit scores go down. During the last recession, 20 million p...

500 Startups Receives Diversity VC Certification as it Commits to Diversity and Inclusion

When 500 Startups was founded 10 years ago, being inclusive was core to our firm’s mission. We invested in founders from all over the world and our team members came from diverse backgrounds that d...

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10 Tips for Corporations to Do Proof of Concepts Right with Startups

The era of innovation theater is over. After years of hosting hackathons, building labs, and running accelerators, many corporate innovation teams–those tasked with exploring new opportunities for ...

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...

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Sales Tax Basics: Why Startups Should Care

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

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 ...