They’re Gonna Raise Some Funds, Batch 6 is F’n Awesome

Jess Erickson

May 14, 2013

We’re excited to announce the latest accelerator batch to venture into the 500 lair! If you thought 500 was diverse, you ain’t seen nothing yet – this batch boasts a whopping 8 female founders (2 of whom are CTO’s) and 22 international companies. And we’re getting even closer to #500Strong global domination with our first ever Middle-Eastern and African accelerator companies in this group.

To prove their scrappiness (and ghetto-fabulousness), Batch 6 put together their own version of Macklemore’s Thrift Shop, “Thrifty Startup.” We have it on good authority that Batch 6 may have been kicked out of more than one Goodwill store during the making of this video. That’s straight-up gangsta, yo.

Check out all the companies below or on AngelList, and look at their 3-slide pitches on SlideShare. Welcome to the #500Strong family, Batch 6!


Make your app’s Viral Loop awesome with an API that lets you track activity and conversion – allowing you to take action using customer data.

AngelList: https://angel.co/appsocially
Founders: Dr. Yusuke Takahashi
From: Tokyo, Japan
Fun Fact: Team members previously growth-hacked apps for Japan’s huge public companies.


We increase adoption of open-source in SMBs and Enterprises.

AngelList: https://angel.co/binpress
Founders: Adam Benayoun, Eran Galperin
From: Israel
Fun fact: Profitable *before* joining 500startups.

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We make buying directly from sellers in China as fast and safe as buying from Amazon.

AngelList: https://angel.co/boxc
Founders: David Kanel, Ravi Kotichintala, Nicholas Ni
From: Los Angeles and Shangh



We arm businesses with all the intelligence they need to make smart software and service choices.


AngelList: https://angel.co/credii
Founders: Vamshi Mokshagundam, Ayan Barua
From: Bangalore, India



Effortless website translation technology.

AngelList: https://angel.co/dakwak
Founders: Waheed Barghouthi
From: Amman, Jordan
Fun Fact: We have the most f’n awesome culture a startup could have. And our founder is unbeatable in arm wrestling.


An intelligent replacement for mail-tos and dumb contact forms. It makes customer support more effective, increases lead generation and generates valuable business insights.

AngelList: https://angel.co/dropifi
Founders: David Osei, Effah Philips Mensah, Kamil Nabong
From: Accra, Ghana
Fun Fact: 5,000 users in over 29 countries in less than 6 months without any marketing.

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The online cooking school for the common man. It offers simple cooking guides that teach impressive techniques and recipes with an online community where you can ask questions and get feedback as you cook.

AngelList: https://angel.co/feast
Founders: David Spinks, Nadia Eghbal
From: San Francisco


Makes it easy for anyone anywhere to learn the skills they need.

AngelList: https://angel.co/floqq
Founders: Carlos González de Villaumbrosia, Álvaro Sanmartín, Álvaro Zamácola
From: Spain
Fun Fact: Team possesses a native know-how of the Spanish-speaking market, with offices in both Spain and Chile.


We empower commercial real estate agencies to create beautiful property flyers online.

AngelList: https://angel.co/flyer
Founders: Isaac Herrera
From: San Francisco


We offer local and onsite tech support at a great value. Customers receive competing bids on tech support needs from verified providers.

AngelList: https://angel.co/geekatoo
Founders: Kevin Davis, Christian Shelton
From: San Francisco
Fun Fact: Our 3,000 providers save customers up to 75% compared to Geek Squad.


Seamless real-time collaboration on mobile devices. We’re building a platform that enables apps to intuitively connect people together.

AngelList: https://angel.co/greengar
Founders: Elliot Lee, Thuy Truong
From: Ho Chi Minh City, Los Angeles
Fun Fact: Over 14 million downloads with all-star developers from Vietnam.


Geographic information system that allows retail stores to target their audiences.

AngelList: https://angel.co/instagis-1
Founders: Fernando Ovalle, Ignacio Canals, Julian Garcia
From: Chile


Publishing platform for publishers & authors to create, distribute, and market their children’s picture books for iBooks, Kindle, and Nook.

AngelList: https://angel.co/kitereaders-1
Founders: Chintu and Aarti Parikh
From: Santa Clara, CA
Fun Fact: KiteReaders platform has produced more chart toppers and received more design accolades than anyone else in the children’s picture e-book market.


Algorithmic transcription of videos for search and accessibility, helping education and large enterprises gain value from their video investments.

AngelList: https://angel.co/koemei
Founders: Temitope Ola, John Dines
From: Martigny, Switzerland, San Francisco, CA
Fun Fact: Unique proprietary speech recognition algorithm for multi-party conversational transcription; spun out of Europe’s MIT (Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland); patent pending and strong domain expertise.


Empowers the 95% of African American salons that do not retail products. Our mobile commerce solution eliminates a salons inventory cost and opens a new revenue stream for their business.

AngelList: https://angel.co/mayvenn
Founders: Diishan Imira, Taylor Wang
From: Oakland, CA
Fun Fact: We are increasing stylists income per client by 42%.




NativeAD.co is a technology-driven distribution platform that allows branded content to adapt to publishers’ in-stream editorial content.  NativeAD launched in Spain as a test market, and  in just 3 Months, it reached 80% of its internet population with major publishers on board like Yahoo, Terra, La información, 20 Minutos and many others.

AngelList: https://angel.co/nativead
Founders: Gorka Muñecas, Javier Lasa
From: Bilbao, Spain


Social-based software for monitoring and improving the experience between pets and owners. It works with powerful, small and low-cost hardware for real-time health and location detection.

AngelList: https://angel.co/pinmypet
Founders: Marcos Buson, Bruno Kenj, Bruno Souza, Ednaldo Souza
From: Brasilia and Florianópolis, Brazil
Fun Fact: A complete multidisciplinary team with expertise in programming, product design, biz dev, and mobile app development.


App to fast sketch app prototypes.

AngelList: https://angel.co/popapp
Founders: Ben Lin, Shao Lee, Leo Lin
From: Taipei, Taiwan
Fun Fact: Reached 65k user generated prototypes in 5 months.


PriceBaba is a product (re)search engine that lets you shop in your vicinity

AngelList: http://angel.co/pricebaba
Founders: Annkur P Agarwal, Tirthesh Ganatra
From: Mumbai, India
Fun Fact: Started company with selling tea during a long distance train journey – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq6h6hFFN9k


Turns the real estate transaction process into one beautiful flow for agents, clients, and third parties.

AngelList: https://angel.co/reesio
Founders: Mark Thomas, Uyen Tran, Jonathan Mui
From: San Francisco, CA
Fun Fact: The team boasts a combined 20 years of real estate experience plus 2 rockstar engineers: a CS Berkeley grad who is our CTO, and an engineer from OpenTable who is our VP of Engineering/UI Designer.


School Admissions
Making school admissions and education tension-free. Disrupting the process of choosing the right school for your child and parents.

AngelList: https://angel.co/schooladmissions
Founders: Puja and Rajan Arora
From: Delhi, India
Fun Fact: Founded by a couple with 2 children.


Seat 14A
A complete and affordable ensemble for the discerning man every week.

AngelList: https://angel.co/seat-14a
Founders: Jas Banwait, Adi Sahay, Nav Chatterji, Tarun Arora
From: Delhi, India
Fun Fact: Global team with experience from Delhi, Toronto, and Dallas.


We empower restaurants to accept orders online.

AngelList: https://angel.co/semeantoja
Founders: Tavo Zambrano, Harish Malik, Olga Zambrano, Armando Gonzalez
From: Monterrey, Mexico
Fun Fact: We are not an extra distribution channel for restaurants. We are their distribution channel and have processed $400,000 in food orders.


Sverve is a self-service influencer marketing platform for small businesses. We connect small businesses with female social media influencers to promote their products and services on the social web.

AngelList: https://angel.co/sverve
Founders: Rohit Vashisht, Vikas Gupta
From: New York
Fun Fact: There are more than 3500 female bloggers and 125 small businesses on Sverve, and both of these numbers are growing rapidly.


Tamatem is a mobile gaming development studio and publisher focused on creating culturally relevant games for the huge unaddressed Arabic gaming market.

AngelList: https://angel.co/tamatem
Founders: Hussam Hammo, Sohaib Thiab
From: Amman, Jordan
Fun Fact: Founding team has 5+ years of experience in the gaming field.


We are the Bloomberg for Emerging Markets. We collect accurate real-time market information from remote places from scattered and illiquid markets.

AngelList: https://angel.co/trdata
Founders: Anton Pasechnikov
From: Ukraine


Self-service online platform to monetize free time by offering interesting activities.

AngelList: https://angel.co/tushky-com
Founders: Talvinder Singh, Kranti Agarwal
From: Mumbai, India
Fun Fact: $100k+ revenue in 9 months with 70 sellers in Mumbai only. Now gearing to target 300 million middle-class Indians and 6 million inbound international tourists.



Fast, fun and free video messaging app for mobile devices. Unda is a whole new way to video message with your friends.

AngelList: https://angel.co/unda
Founders: Oscar Noriega, NaoTokui
From: Mexico, Japan


Next generation of personal mobility for wheelchair users and the elderly.

AngelList: https://angel.co/whill-1
Founders: Satoshi Sugie, Junpei Naito, Muneaki Fukuoka, Naoto Sakakibara, Atsushi Mizushima
From: Tokyo
Fun Fact: Team comprised of ex-Sony, Nissan, and Olympus engineers and designers.

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