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Dave McClure: having fun and being silly is at the core of 500 Startups

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2023.10.18

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Dave McClure, founding partner at 500 Startups, needs no introduction. The opinionated VC is a regular speaker at tech conferences around the world, has a widely-read and influential blog, and is doubling down on portfolio companies in Asia. Dave started out as a programmer, then changed gears to entrepreneurship, and afterwards headed marketing for PayPal. Today his VC firm and startup incubator, located in Silicon Valley, boasts US$200 million of assets under management, with it’s most successful exit MakerBot sold for US$402 million to Stratasys. It’s certainly been a whirlwind 25-year journey for the self-confessed “internet marketing nerd.”

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