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Clayton Bryan

Clayton Bryan is a Venture Partner at 500 Startups.

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January 22, 2021
January 22, 2021

EcoCart Simplifies Sustainable Shopping for Eco-Conscious Buyers

While online shopping offers convenience and a way to stay safe during COVID-19, it is not necessarily the most “green” option. Many people are trying to find a way to offset any damage to the environment with their day-to-day choices, which is wh...
January 20, 2021
January 20, 2021

Apothecary Creates a Skinfluencer-Driven Marketplace for a More Unique Skincare Journey

While the skincare revolution is not new, it is quickly evolving as indie brands drive innovation and as the market continues to grow more quickly than the developed world’s GDP. Compounding that trend are Gen Z entering adulthood and having acces...
January 11, 2021
January 11, 2021

Grow is Helping Teams Share Better and Faster Feedback

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the workplace, many companies are developing new HR playbooks. Working from home is here to stay, which means providing team members with valuable feedback becomes even more important in a remote environment. Not o...
January 08, 2021
January 08, 2021

Accrue Helps Tech Companies Increase Profits through Optimized Pricing

Pricing is a challenge, but now more than ever, companies need to hit the market with optimized pricing to stay competitive. Many companies leave money on the table by not pricing thoughtfully, which can impact revenue. With the right combinat...
December 14, 2020
December 14, 2020

EMTECH Helps Build Modern Financial Market Infrastructures in Emerging Markets

The financial market infrastructure in emerging markets is not always able to support all citizens. Worldwide, there are 1.7 billion adults who are unbanked, causing a problem in need of an immediate solution to prevent economic inequities. We bel...
December 07, 2020
December 07, 2020

Pariti is Bringing Together Talent, Capital, and Founders in Emerging Markets

The tech markets throughout the African continent are young, but developing fast. According to Quartz Africa, a total of $1.3 billion was invested in African startups in 2019. While access to capital is on the rise, a major hurdle for many startup...
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 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...
October 30, 2020
October 30, 2020

Kiira Wants to Bring Quality Healthcare to College Women through Virtual Clinics

Since transforming the flagship accelerator to virtual first, we’ve been excited by the companies joining our program. Amidst Covid-19, these founders have proven why great companies are born out of crisis. Their resilience and innovation have imp...

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