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Corporate
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(Japan) Top Five Mistakes in Setting an Innovation Strategy and How to Avoid Them

1) Top five mistakes in setting an Innovation Strategy, includes: not having a clear innovation goal, not having a clear p...

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Just browsing
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2018 China Internet Trends

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMxES33yg94&list=PLOStnEM8wBOZrl19sxIe_LGIbjQx9-w0l&index=13 During this recorded ...

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accelerators
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Accelerators in Emerging Markets

During “Building Accelerators in Emerging Markets,” Santiago Zavala, Partner at 500 Startups, covers the bigge...

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China
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China Internet Trends Report 2017

https://youtu.be/rzz2UKKEa-A Edith Yeung is the head of 500 Startups Greater China and partner of 500 Mobile Collective Fu...

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Welcome Tony Wang as 500’s New Managing Partner
500 Startups
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Welcome Tony Wang as 500’s New Managing Partner

500 centers itself around supporting bold, innovative founders around the world. As venture dollars increasingly shift tow...

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United Nations Development Program and 500 Startups Join Forces to Bridge the World of Impact Financing and Tech Startups
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United Nations Development Program and 500 Startups Join Forces to Bridge the World of Impact Financing and Tech Startups

Startup founders often have ambitions not just to make money, but to change the world. So, how do we help these founders a...

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Announcing Courtney Powell as COO of 500 Startups
500 Team
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Announcing Courtney Powell as COO of 500 Startups

500 has seen incredible growth over the past 9 years, yet our goal has always stayed constant: back the world’s most talen...

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500 Startups Launches “Falcon’s Nest” Pitch Competition  in Kuwait
Article
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500 Startups Launches “Falcon’s Nest” Pitch Competition in Kuwait

In partnership with Ahli United Bank, 500 Startups is proud to announce the first of its kind pitch competition in Kuwait—...

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500 Falcons Final Close Oversubscribed at $33 million!
Article
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500 Falcons Final Close Oversubscribed at $33 million!

We are happy to announce that we’ve had an oversubscribed final closing for our first MENA region focused fund, 500 Falcon...

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To Infinity and Beyond: 500’s Next Chapter
Article
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To Infinity and Beyond: 500’s Next Chapter

My journey with 500 began eight years ago as a startup founder in Batch 3.  At the time, 500 was a fledgling early st...

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Announcing Batch 1 of the Misk 500 MENA Accelerator Program
Article
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Announcing Batch 1 of the Misk 500 MENA Accelerator Program

Six weeks ago, we launched the inaugural batch of the Misk 500 MENA Accelerator Program, bringing the best of our flagship...

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Women in the Startup Ecosystem: How Can We Accelerate Inclusion?
Article
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Women in the Startup Ecosystem: How Can We Accelerate Inclusion?

From Salaried Employee to Entrepreneur According to the IDB (Interamerican Development Bank), if we had equal participatio...

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Reinventing Private Wealth Management: Staying Ahead of Disruption in the Industry
Article
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Reinventing Private Wealth Management: Staying Ahead of Disruption in the Industry

Over the last few years, technologies like smart portfolios and robo-advisors have moved from gimmicky concepts to genuine...

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500 Japan Partners Launch Coral Capital
Article
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500 Japan Partners Launch Coral Capital

In 2010, 500 invested in our first Japanese company, Gengo. Since then, we’ve gone on to invest in over 57 Japanese compan...

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Congrats to Tim Chae, 500’s Newest General Partner
Article
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Congrats to Tim Chae, 500’s Newest General Partner

In our 2018 highlights, we shared our excitement about 2019 and where we’ll be in twelve months time. One of the most crit...

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500 Startups: 2018 by the Numbers
Article
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500 Startups: 2018 by the Numbers

2018 was a busy year for 500. I’m proud of what our team has accomplished over the past 365 days and am excited to share s...

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