Why 500 Startups is betting on Miami, and so should you
ecosystem
12 min read

Why 500 Startups is betting on Miami, and so should you

I am a Mexican who grew up in the “small” town of Guadalajara, Mexico (6M people, but feels small compared to Mexico City’...

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The MENA Ecosystem: The Year Ahead
500 Falcons
12 min read

The MENA Ecosystem: The Year Ahead

2017 was a landmark year for the MENA startup ecosystem. That hectic pace of development has continued, even accelerated i...

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

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 ou...

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What the World Could Look Like in 2040
500 Startups
4 min read

What the World Could Look Like in 2040

“The best way to build the future is to create it” the quote from Peter Drucker best explains Singularity Univ...

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Fintech Investment is Exploding — 5 Ways Governments & Ecosystem Builders Can Help
500 fintech
6 min read

Fintech Investment is Exploding — 5 Ways Governments & Ecosystem Builders Can Help

with Sheel Mohnot Investment in fintech companies is up 8X in the past 5 years, with over 200 financings for a combined $4...

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LA’s Startup Ecosystem: Talent, Capital, and… Velocity?
Andrei Marinescu
10 min read

LA’s Startup Ecosystem: Talent, Capital, and… Velocity?

Many of us who’ve never lived in Los Angeles have strong opinions about the place. It’s the galactic center of...

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Miami’s Startup Ecosystem Only Needs A Little Gas In The Tank
500 Startups
10 min read

Miami’s Startup Ecosystem Only Needs A Little Gas In The Tank

Few of us who live and work in the Bay Area hail from here, but we still have a regional bias; the Bay Area is the best. W...

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