Tag: Fundraising

May 09, 2017
May 09, 2017

Announcing 500 Falcons first closing at $15m out of $30m target

  Today, I’m thrilled to announce the first closing of our 500 Startups MENA Fund (aka 500 Falcons) at $15M out of our $30M target. While we have been investing in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region since 2011, including 55 dea...
August 23, 2016
August 23, 2016

How to Invest “Smart Money” — 4 Lessons Learned

I recently attended VC Unlocked: Secrets of Silicon Valley Investing, an investor training program run in partnership with 500 Startups and Stanford Center for Professional Development. The two-week program took place July 25th - August 5th, 2016,...
August 10, 2016
August 10, 2016

The 7 (Pitching) Habits of Highly Effective Founders

Finding the right investors is like dating -- you need to kiss many frogs before you find a prince.   Today, I’m going to share seven ways fundraising founders can kiss fewer frogs and find more princes (subtle hint: Batch 19 applications are n...