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April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021

Stoovo is How Gig Workers Meet Their Earning Goals

Did you know that nearly 40% of U.S. workers now participate in the gig economy in some form? The uncertainty of the pandemic and its impact on the stability of jobs has only increased the need for workers to augment incomes, as many people like s...
April 28, 2021
April 28, 2021

How Serena Ventures Built a Portfolio With 60% Diverse Founders

Serena Ventures partner Alison Rapaport Stillman thinks VCs need to get out of their comfort zones. Take trading cards, something Alison has never cared about—that is until alternative assets boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Suddenly, she foun...
April 27, 2021
April 27, 2021

MightyFly’s Next-Generation Drones Have Sky-High Potential

When we first met MightyFly’s founders Manal Habib and Scott Parker, we quickly knew they had that perfect combination of technical expertise and tenacity--a world-class team of experienced drone engineers capable of reshaping logistics.  ...
April 23, 2021
April 23, 2021

Emerging Fund Managers Share Tips on Breaking into Venture Capital

Four emerging fund managers gathered recently at 500 Startups’ 2021 Unity and Inclusion Summit to discuss what it takes to break into VC, forge relationships with LPs and build diverse founder pipelines.  The talk featured McKeever “Mac” C...
April 22, 2021
April 22, 2021

Jasper is Simplifying Medical Financing for Patients and Providers

We've seen payment solutions mature in the e-commerce and brick and mortar space with companies such as Klarna, Affirm, or Paidy leading the way. Yet, digital payment solutions in the healthcare industry are still early and the checkout process re...
April 16, 2021
April 16, 2021

Andreessen Horowitz’s Naithan Jones on Finding the Next P. Diddy

Andreessen Horowitz partner Naithan Jones sees a disconnect in the way venture capitalists identify and value entrepreneurial talent. He points to a time he once spotted Mark Zuckerberg and Diddy chatting in a room in Silicon Valley. Some VCs migh...
April 13, 2021
April 13, 2021

My China Roots Connects People of Chinese Descent with Long-Lost Relatives

It is often challenging for people of Chinese descent to connect with their roots. This, coupled with China’s urbanization threatening the survival of Chinese genealogical sources, makes us excited to work with My China Roots, a platform that help...
March 30, 2021
March 30, 2021

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 absol...
March 29, 2021
March 29, 2021

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 or any of its staff or affiliates. When starti...
March 17, 2021
March 17, 2021

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, which hail from Mexico (4), Chile (1), Peru (1) and ...
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