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December 15, 2015
December 15, 2015

How To Hack Hiring, for Startups

Crystal Huang is the Co-Founder and CEO of ProSky, a high-growth startup and #500strong company. She previously led marketing for Vivint, which sold one entity to Blackstone for $2B and brought a second entity to IPO. She loves spending her free t...
December 11, 2015
December 11, 2015

Tools to Optimize Your Holiday Ecommerce Strategy

Sharoon Thomas is an expert in business information systems. In his career as an ERP consultant, Sharoon has helped retailers of all sizes implement their omni-channel strategy. He is a co-founder and the CEO of Fulfil.IO, a platform which helps i...
November 20, 2015
November 20, 2015

Our Journey to the Front Page of Product Hunt

Jeremy Vandehey is Cofounder and CEO of Growbot.io, a bot that makes it easy to show appreciation in Slack, and a 500 Startups Accelerator company (Batch 15). Previously Jeremy led products at Intuit, Verizon, and several startups. In his spare ti...
November 18, 2015
November 18, 2015

We Saw 20% MoM Growth through the 500 Accelerator

Jose 'Caya' Cayasso is a co-founder and CEO of Slidebean, an online presentation software and 500 Startups accelerator company. Born and raised in Costa Rica, Caya is a TEDx Speaker and a cinephile. Founders can check out applications for 500'...
October 27, 2015
October 27, 2015

From a Hackathon Win to a Hyper-Growth Company

Today's guest post is by Tiago Paiva, the CEO and cofounder of Talkdesk, the world's leading cloud-based call center software solution. When he isn't running a high-growth startup, he enjoys reading, snowboarding and playing with his dog, Buster. ...
October 20, 2015
October 20, 2015

The Top 6 Micro-actions for Entrepreneurs

Photo: Jussi Ratilainen Today’s guest post is written by the co-founders of You-app, Nelli Lähteenmäki, Aleksi Hoffman & Nora Rosendahl. You-app is a Batch 14 company that empowers users to become happier, healthier versions of themselves thr...
June 02, 2015
June 02, 2015

Big (Venture) Data: Winter Is Not Coming – It Was Just A Late Spring

With the PreMoney investor conference quickly approaching, we asked our friends at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) to outline VC data and trends they’re tracking closely. Given their unique position in the market—as a lender, an investor in startups and...
August 28, 2013
August 28, 2013

Traction and Sustainable Growth – A How-to Guide for Startups

Today’s guest post is by the co-founder of Limk, Oguz Serdar. Get even more distribution tips by following @500Distribution on Twitter and subscribing to our email newsletter.   So you’ve built a decent, functional product. You’re proud of ...
February 02, 2013
February 02, 2013

How to Recover and Learn from Startup Burnout

Diesel Laws is the Co-Founder & Head of User Experience at Kickfolio.com. Kickfolio is a 500 Startups-funded startup that lets users run native iPhone & iPad apps in the browser, creating engaging experiences & try-before-you-buy marke...

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Aaron Blumenthal

Aaron is a venture partner at 500 Startups. Previously he co-founded four different companies and has been a member of three founding teams, including one notable exit. At different points in his career, Aaron held the #1 SEO ranking for "car insurance" in Google, Yahoo! and Bing for 18 months, and he held the #1 position for casino games in iTunes App Store for 12 days.

Susan Su

Susan Su

Susan is part of the 500 Startups Distribution Team, specializing in content and email marketing. She has previously run marketing and growth for Inside Network (acquired byWebMediaBrands in 2011), AppSumo.com, and Ramit Sethi.