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November 30, 2020
November 30, 2020

Adapty Helps Companies Manage and Grow Mobile In-App Subscriptions

Consumers are increasingly using mobile apps for work, education, and entertainment. Mobile app subscriptions are now a key revenue stream in the maturing digital industry. In fact, in-app subscriptions contribute to 95% of mobile spending, which ...
November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020

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, tot...
November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020

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 boards for white-collar workers, blue-collar workers ...
November 23, 2020
November 23, 2020

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. “All clear,” said an agent. “President Duque and hi...
November 20, 2020
November 20, 2020

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 to mention, there is a social stigma of getting te...
November 19, 2020
November 19, 2020

Invidica is Upgrading the Ecommerce Wholesaler-Retailer Relationship

Ecommerce sales have been rising steadily over the last few years, accounting for almost 57% of overall retail growth last year. Forecasts say that ecommerce sales may even reach $6.5 trillion in 2023--more than one-fourth the projected size of th...
November 17, 2020
November 17, 2020

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, with a charitable streak. “My mom raised me to be im...
November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020

Clout Jam is Helping Social Media Influencers Take Control of Their Businesses

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, media consumption was on the rise across all social media platforms, boosting the influencer marketing industry along with it.  From Instagram to TikTok, brands are now well-aware of the advertising oppor...
November 12, 2020
November 12, 2020

How the Gig Economy Is Shaping the Future of Work

On the eve of U.S. elections, we invited Alex Rosenblat, the author of Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work, for a fireside chat. Rosenblat has been studying the gig economy at length, spending four years traveling across more ...
November 10, 2020
November 10, 2020

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, events like our Diversity & Inclusion Summit, o...
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