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A Very Haunted Demo Day

Happy Demo-Ween!
Jess Erickson
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November 02, 2015

500 is not your typical VC.

So it should come to no surprise that when it comes to important events like Demo Day, we like to do things a little differently. As 500 Partner and Master of Ceremonies Sean Percival quipped, “This is not YC Demo Day. You’re allowed to have fun here.”

500 Demo Day

On the eve of the spookiest day of the year, our fourteenth batch of accelerator startups and nine post-seed companies pitched at 500’s first-ever “Demo-Ween”. Hundreds of investors and a cast of colorful characters packed the Computer History Museum, including a quirky queen of hearts (Founding Partner Christine Tsai) and one greedy, blood-sucking count of a VC (our very own Dave McClure). Thousands more tuned into our live stream at 500demoday.co.

500 Demo Day 2

At 500, our investments are as diverse as our people. Friday’s pitches covered a variety of industries including health care, cannabis, neighborhood watch, and custom 3D printing. 38% of Batch 14 founders are international and 25% are female. Check out the original batch announcement here.

We’d like to thank all the guests and friends who attended or watched the live stream of our first-ever DEMO-WEEN. Missed out on the action? Get caught up and learn about the companies that presented here.

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You can also check out coverage by TechCrunch, Inc., and VentureBeat. Mattermark also ranked Batch 14 by their Mattermark growth scores.

To get more details on Batch 15 and applications for Batch 16, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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