Tag: Dave McClure

June 12, 2017
June 12, 2017

7 Marketing Secrets from 500 Startups Demo Days

Have Fun, Get Deals Done - The Future of Marketing is the Brand Experience Pitching to top Silicon Valley investors like Tim Draper is nerve-racking. It helps when he's dressed in a superhero costume. From Valentine’s Day-Themed (Batch 19)...
April 28, 2017
April 28, 2017

A Tale of Two Squirrels: The Not So Simple Math on Venture Portfolio Size

By now most VCs are familiar with Dave McClure’s theory of venture portfolio size. In short, he believes that at seed stage, it doesn’t make sense to have a fund with fewer than 50-100 companies, because venture returns depend on outliers and you ...
June 09, 2016
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June 09, 2016

500 Startups Batch 1 — 5 Years Later. Where Are They Now?

At 500 Startups, each group of founders that is accepted into the accelerator's four-month program is called a "Batch," an apt description, since participants receive a series of commands they'll later process and execute. The founders who pres...
March 24, 2015
March 24, 2015

At PreMoney Miami, Mark Suster Meerkats His Presentation on the State of VC Funding

Today is officially the first day of spring, and while it may be snowing in the northeast, down in Miami, FL, the sun is shining brightly for the attendees of PreMoney Miami.