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Used-car platform recorded a V-shaped recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. How did they do it?

“We attribute our strong recovery to three key reasons.” Eric Cheng, the co-founder and CEO of second-hand car platform Carsome, answered me promptly over our Zoom call.  I had poked to know exactly what helped the company record a V-shaped recovery in post-coronavirus numbers since the easing of COVID-19 lockdown measures across Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Singapore. In Ju...

COVID-19 Related Tax Credits

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Full Speed Ahead with 500 Startups LatAm’s Batch 12

At the beginning of 2020, 500 Startups' LatAm team had everything planned for the entire year: our goals, deadlines, and investments we wished to make in our region. We had mapped out everything to...

Handling Uncertainty: Increasing Runway and Customer Acquisition during Crisis

Guest Post: the following post is a sponsored guest post by Brex. All views and opinions represented in this post are the views and opinions of Brex and do not represent those of 500 Startups or an...

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July 30, 2020
July 30, 2020

Used-car platform recorded a V-shaped recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. How did they do it?

“We attribute our strong recovery to three key reasons.” Eric Cheng, the co-founder and CEO of second-hand car platform Carsome, answered me promptly over our Zoom call.  I had poked to know exactly what helped the company record a V-sh...
July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020

COVID-19 Related Tax Credits

Guest Post: the following post is a sponsored guest post by IncentAdvise. All views and opinions represented in this post are the views and opinions of IncentAdvise and do not represent those of 500 Startups or any of its staff or affiliates....
July 23, 2020
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Full Speed Ahead with 500 Startups LatAm’s Batch 12

At the beginning of 2020, 500 Startups' LatAm team had everything planned for the entire year: our goals, deadlines, and investments we wished to make in our region. We had mapped out everything to the last detail. Come March, it became obvious to...
July 21, 2020
July 21, 2020

Handling Uncertainty: Increasing Runway and Customer Acquisition during Crisis

Guest Post: the following post is a sponsored guest post by Brex. All views and opinions represented in this post are the views and opinions of Brex and do not represent those of 500 Startups or any of its staff or affiliates.  During an econom...
May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020

Launch Your Business in Georgia (The Country, not the State)

The following post is written by Nato Chakvetadze, Program Associate for 500Georgia. Gavin: Here everything is so expensive. Look at the numbers. If we move to Georgia, we can save a fortune and get a further investment. It's the only way. D...
May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020

Taking our Flagship Accelerator Virtual-First

There is not a single business that is not affected in some form or another from COVID-19, and 500 Startups is no different. When news broke of COVID-19 entering in the US, we were one of the first major accelerators to turn the Demo Day experienc...
April 09, 2020
April 09, 2020

How We Created our Digital Demo Day Experience

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the entire startup ecosystem, and in the name of safety and support of our founders, we hosted our first-ever Digital Demo Day. This was a whole new take on demo day for us, and the end result was a unique and in...
April 06, 2020
April 06, 2020

5 Ways Startups Can Make it Through Periods of Uncertainty

Guest Post: The following post is a sponsored guest post by Nik Adhia, Senior Director of Global Operations, Oracle for Startups. All views and opinions represented in this post are the views and opinions of Oracle for Startups and do not represen...
March 26, 2020
March 26, 2020

Why the Accelerator Model is Broken—and how 500 Startups is Fixing it

No one would’ve envisioned me as a venture capitalist. I was raised in rural Wyoming, far from the high stakes and deep pockets of Wall Street and Silicon Valley. But from a young age, going against the grain was in my DNA. It’s what led me to San...
March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020

Tools and Tips for Working Remotely From 500 & GitLab

On March 16th, 500 had the opportunity to lead a chat with Darren Murph, the Head of Working Remote at GitLab. Due to the novel COVID-19 virus, many companies are adapting their workforces to be partially, if not completely, remote. GitLab is curr...
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