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Batch 25 of 500 Startups’ SF Accelerator pose after Demo Day, on August 22, 2019

Inside Batch 25 at 500 Startups

Alluva at 500 Startups: What it was really like being a part of Batch 25 In March of 2019, Alluva was accepted into Batch ...

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Inside 500: How Their Accelerator Helped Me Grow My Accounting-as-a-Service Company and Raise $2 Million
500 Accelerator
11 min read

Inside 500: How Their Accelerator Helped Me Grow My Accounting-as-a-Service Company and Raise $2 Million

I believe founders have superpowers. Before I started Back Office, I had built about 10 startups and sold three of them, g...

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500’s Latest San Francisco Batch is Hoping to Innovate in Music, TV, and Intellectual Property

500’s Latest San Francisco Batch is Hoping to Innovate in Music, TV, and Intellectual Property

Music, TV, and intellectual property all have the potential of influencing what content we consume and what technology we ...

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Startup Accelerator Program: 5 Things You’ll Learn In The 500 Startups Accelerator Program

Startup Accelerator Program: 5 Things You’ll Learn In The 500 Startups Accelerator Program

As a founder you might be thinking, “Is a startup accelerator program worth my time? What could I possibly learn from a st...

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Private Jets, Smart Pill Bottles, Blockchain, & More: Meet the Startups of Batch 24

Private Jets, Smart Pill Bottles, Blockchain, & More: Meet the Startups of Batch 24

Batch 24 has officially kicked off in San Francisco, and we’re so excited to welcome these new companies into our 500 fami...

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Next, Final Frontier: Lessons Learned Investing in West & South Africa
500 Startups
8 min read

Next, Final Frontier: Lessons Learned Investing in West & South Africa

Exciting businesses are growing in emerging markets. During my time at global early stage seed fund, 500 Startups, I’ve le...

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The Most Common Myths About Startup Accelerators — Busted
500 Startups
6 min read

The Most Common Myths About Startup Accelerators — Busted

In most aspects of life, the gulf between expectation and reality is larger than expected, but that’s where growth c...

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Why Your Accelerator Rejected You
500 Startups
5 min read

Why Your Accelerator Rejected You

500 Startups Partners Marvin Liao and Elizabeth Yin are warm, friendly individuals, but they also break a lot of hearts. A...

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The 500 Accelerator in a Nutshell
500 Accelerator
10 min read

The 500 Accelerator in a Nutshell

Today’s is the last installment in a series of essays by 500 founder Troy Sultan documenting his journey through the...

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How to Pitch a VC
500 Accelerator
11 min read

How to Pitch a VC

“Everyone” understands the high-level goals of a pitch: Make yourself memorable, and drive home your product’s...

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The Two Biggest Challenges For Beauty/Fashion Startups

The Two Biggest Challenges For Beauty/Fashion Startups

Many founders in the beauty and fashion spaces mistakenly think growing a successful company is all about having a big fol...

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The Startup Pivot Pyramid
500 Startups
7 min read

The Startup Pivot Pyramid

In 2011 we raised $2M from some of the top investors in Silicon Valley. Our startup, SocialWire (later renamed Manifest), ...

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