Robert Neivert

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December 03, 2018
Is your blockchain startup VC backable?
December 03, 2018

Is Your Blockchain Company VC Fundable?

Are you thinking about applying to 500 with a Blockchain idea? Want to maximize your chance of getting selected? This article describes how one successful applicant, Crowdz, passed our rigorous acceptance process and explains how to formulate a su...
October 10, 2018
IoT and Blockchain
October 10, 2018

Why IoT needs blockchain to grow

What if every company had their own version of WiFi that did not communicate? Can you imagine how difficult it would be to try to connect and get anything done? But that is exactly what is going on with the Internet of Things (IoT) today: many ...
September 17, 2018
Why you should use security tokens
September 17, 2018

Why you should use security tokens in Crypto fundraising

As an alternative to selling to the masses, US companies can issue security tokens to attract investors. Whereas 2017 was the year of the utility token, 2018 is for building new and better ecosystems, showing the maturation of the crypto world. ...
August 28, 2018
Blockchain - It's time to build some product
August 28, 2018

The evolution of crypto – It’s time to ship some product

Is crypto just another trading platform or can it evolve into something with real long-term value? If you’re reading Cointelegraph, Cryptonews, or other industry outlets, you’ll notice the news is dominated by coin trading information, from BTC...
August 16, 2018
August 16, 2018

Making Crypto Taxes Less Cryptic

Roughly 5% of Americans own crypto assets, but only 0.04% of those people reported crypto gains or losses on their taxes. Clearly, something doesn’t add up, and the government tax collecting agencies are starting to notice the delta as well. Al...
August 01, 2018
summer crypto session at 500 startups
August 01, 2018

Announcing 500 Summer School for Blockchain!

Three weeks ago, 500 Startups launched a new summer education program for blockchain companies in San Francisco. The new cohort consists of six innovative startups from four countries, all working in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, many o...
July 09, 2018
July 09, 2018

Don’t Bind Your Soul to a Token. Yet.

Over the last few months, I have heard countless conversations with crypto startups talking about “tokenizing” one item or another, from pets to food products. I heard 20 really good ideas, and 100 bad ones. I keep talking about the idea that j...
June 08, 2018
Arrogance is killing blockchain companies
June 08, 2018

Arrogance is Killing Blockchain Companies

The deadliest sin for startups is arrogance. Founders often approach us convinced that they have product market fit, sales forecasts for millions in revenue, “hack proof” systems, and simple plans for hiring hundreds of “top 1%” employees, some...
December 21, 2016
December 21, 2016

Turbo Charging Growth: 500 Partners with GM

After 19 batches since 2010, we’ve seen our companies experience the impact of strong mentorship. Today, 500 Startups, is announcing a Seed Program collaboration between General Motors and 500 focused right here in Silicon Valley as an effort to c...

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