Andrea Barrica

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Andrea Barrica

Andrea Barrica is a venture partner & EIR at 500 Startups, one of the world’s most active and global seed investors. She is passionate about emerging markets, social impact, and growing companies. Before 500, Andrea co-founded inDinero where she generated the first $1M of revenue in 9 months through referrals and her empathy superpowers.

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August 30, 2016
August 30, 2016

Next, Final Frontier: Lessons Learned Investing in West & South Africa

Exciting businesses are growing in emerging markets. During my time at global early stage seed fund, 500 Startups, I’ve led deals in agriculture marketplaces in Indonesia (iGrow), global workflow management software from Brazil (Pipefy), and e...
December 17, 2015
December 17, 2015

Pitch, Please: 14 Must-Read Pitch Lessons Every Startup Founder Should Know

A few reasons you won’t raise money: Your business isn’t the right fit for VC (which is totally OK!) You business could be interesting to VC, but you have nothing yet. Stop pitching, and focus on building a solid business that solves a big ...
August 19, 2015
August 19, 2015

Diversity debt: how much does your startup have?

There are a lot of ways to look at diversity, but the most helpful way I have found is called “diversity debt.” In the same way that engineers can accrue “technical debt” when they push out sloppy code, or business owners can accrue “bookkeeping d...
July 02, 2015
July 02, 2015

7 Lessons from 500, YC, Angelpad alum — How to Prepare For Any Accelerator Interview

This month 500 Startups and General Assembly teamed up to hold a pre-accelerator program. Last week, we had our mini Demo Day. I led the final week of the program where, in addition to 60-second pitch workshops, Angel.co profile show-and-...

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