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September 22, 2020
September 22, 2020

How to Do Deals in Slack

Back in March, 500 Startups set up a dedicated Slack channel to facilitate investor networking during its first ever Digital Demo Day. The platform, renamed 500vc, proved so popular that the team decided to turn it into a permanent meeting venue. ...
July 30, 2020
July 30, 2020

Used-car platform recorded a V-shaped recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. How did they do it?

“We attribute our strong recovery to three key reasons.” Eric Cheng, the co-founder and CEO of second-hand car platform Carsome, answered me promptly over our Zoom call.  I had poked to know exactly what helped the company record a V-sh...
July 29, 2020
July 29, 2020

It’s Never Too Soon for Entrepreneurs to Make the World a Better Place (And Mean it)

The Black Lives Matter movement has reminded us of our collective failure to forcefully address systemic discrimination. The venture capital community is no exception. Women and minorities are woefully underrepresented as both entrepreneurs and fu...
July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020

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 of 500 Startups or any of its staff or affiliates....
July 23, 2020
LatAm Batch 12
July 23, 2020

Full Speed Ahead with 500 Startups LatAm’s Batch 12

At the beginning of 2020, 500 Startups' LatAm team had everything planned for the entire year: our goals, deadlines, and investments we wished to make in our region. We had mapped out everything to the last detail. Come March, it became obvious to...
July 21, 2020
July 21, 2020

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 any of its staff or affiliates.  During an econom...
July 17, 2020
July 17, 2020

Martin Basiri of Newly-Minted Unicorn ApplyBoard on the Future of Edtech

In May, Ontario-based ApplyBoard announced that it raised $75 million, making it 500 Startups’ latest unicorn with a valuation of $1.4 billion. This was a feat for a couple of reasons: the edtech company is only five years old, and it managed to r...
July 15, 2020
July 15, 2020

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 startup. Known as 500 Kobe, the program is a partne...
July 09, 2020
July 09, 2020

500 Startups, WEF and WHO Call on Global Startups to Solve COVID-19 Challenges

Following our inaugural ImpactAim Indonesia Demo Day last November with the UNDP, the World Economic Forum’s Tanah Sullivan shared with us an ambitious new project at the WEF called UpLink. Its goal: to crowdsource innovations in order to accelera...
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