Alfred L

Author

Alfred L

Latest Articles

February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016

Tech’s Annual Awards Show Was So Self-Aware It Hurt

The tech industry was on its best dang behavior last night at the Crunchies, an annual awards show hosted by the blog TechCrunch.
January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016

Venture Capitalists Plan To Bet On Sacramento Entrepreneurs

Dave McClure is a founder of 500 Startups. He says the company has invested $200 million in 1,500 companies worldwide since 2010 and will invest more in Sacramento. He says startups are volatile, which means it's a good idea to invest in many of t...
January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016

Dave McClure of 500 Startups on KVIE

Super Angel Investor Dave McClure is a founding partner of 500 Startups, a seed accelerator and related investment fund. Dave McClure sits down with host Scott Syphax to talk about the partnership and Sacramento's burgeoning tech scene.
January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016

We will stay as long as Nikesh Arora keeps the faith: 500 Startups founder Dave McClure

Silicon Valley-based accelerator 500 Startups has expanded its team in India to focus on investments in the country and plans to invest in at least two dozen early-stage Indian startups from its global fund in 2016.
December 17, 2015
December 17, 2015

Raised US interest rates could stunt the growth of startup businesses

The decision to raise US interest rates for the first time in seven years could have negative effects on established startup businesses, investors have said, marking the start a new era of more cautious investment.
December 15, 2015
December 15, 2015

ProSky gets a $2.3 million seed for its hiring tech

ProSky announced today that it raised a $2.3 million seed round led by Lightbank to further develop its product and invest in marketing.
December 04, 2015
December 04, 2015

500 Startups accepting applications for its 2016 Distro Dojos program to help companies grow

500 Startups may be known for investing in hundreds of early stage companies every year, but it’s not one to walk away from those that need extra help.The firm piloted a program dedicated to helping startups manage growth and marketing in three ci...
December 03, 2015
December 03, 2015

A Venture Capitalist Abroad: 500 Startups Creates Middle East Tech Fund

The $30 million fund will make small investments in startups based in the region.
November 30, 2015
November 30, 2015

Entrepreneurship goes global

International investing is on course to set a record this year as GPs capitalize on a surge of global entrepreneurship from Beijing to Bogota. Through mid-November, U.S. venture investors have placed $21 billion with companies overseas.
November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015

In ‘Overcrowded’ Food Delivery Market, Venture Capitalists Are Still Hungry for More

Just eight months after raising $40 million from venture capitalists, DoorDash is making another run. The San Francisco food delivery startup is in talks to raise financing at a valuation of at least $1 billion, said people with knowledge of the m...

Popular Author See All

Ana Paula González

Hasan Haider

Hasan Haider

Hasan is a Partner at 500 Startups taking care of the MENA region. He believes in building thriving ecosystems across the region, investing in startups and having a lasting impact. A reformed investment banker, startup founder and founder of one of the first angel investment groups in the MENA region, he's been active in the region's budding ecosystem since 2007.

Yiying Lu

Yiying Lu

Eddie Thai

Eddie Thai