Pitch Perfect: How to Make a Standout Pitch Deck for 500 Startups

Pitch Perfect: How to Make a Standout Pitch Deck for 500 Startups

We’ve talked about how to make your application to 500’s accelerator stand out, and one of the key points we mentioned was...

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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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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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PreMoney 2018: Meet Garry Tan, the Former YC Partner Forging his own Path
500 Startups
2 min read

PreMoney 2018: Meet Garry Tan, the Former YC Partner Forging his own Path

If you don’t know who Garry Tan is yet, you will soon—the investor was just name dropped on Forbes’ 2018 Midas Brink...

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Ann Miura-Ko: Raising the Bar for Women VCs Headlining PreMoney 2018
500 Startups
2 min read

Ann Miura-Ko: Raising the Bar for Women VCs Headlining PreMoney 2018

The pioneer in female-forward investing is one of the keynote speakers at our upcoming PreMoney Investor Conference on Oct...

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Investor Spotlight:<br> Tanya Soman

Investor Spotlight:<br> Tanya Soman

Tanya Soman is a native New Yorker and the youngest female to make Venture Partner at 500 Startups. She started working ha...

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Investor Spotlight: Rina Onur

Investor Spotlight: Rina Onur

Rina co-founded and exited from Peak Games (a leading mobile social gaming company) and Hemenkiralik.com (first vacation r...

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Investor Spotlight: <br> Rebecca Woodcock

Investor Spotlight: <br> Rebecca Woodcock

Rebecca is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Venture Partner at 500 Startups. In 2011, she launched a health tech startup c...

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Turkish Ecosystem: The Rise of Third Wave Entrepreneurs
istanbul
5 min read

Turkish Ecosystem: The Rise of Third Wave Entrepreneurs

Turkey, once the leading startup ecosystem in the region with its vibrant local market, now seems to lag behind newcomers ...

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Why we’ve been cutting really large follow-on checks
carousell
4 min read

Why we’ve been cutting really large follow-on checks

Photo of Carousell’s founders giving Khailee Ng, Managing Partner of 500 Startups, a T-shirt as VC initiation back in 2013...

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VC Unlocked – Over 100 Deal Campers and Counting
Deal Camp
4 min read

VC Unlocked – Over 100 Deal Campers and Counting

Last week, more than 25 corporate VCs, angels, fund managers, and attorneys joined us for our fourth Deal Camp investor tr...

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500’s Commitment to #MovingForward
diversity
2 min read

500’s Commitment to #MovingForward

Today, we have committed to join Cheryl Yeoh Sew Hoy and Andy Coravos in their mission to launch a collective step forward...

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How to Attract (and Scale) <br>Deal Flow

How to Attract (and Scale) <br>Deal Flow

Most VCs think they can predict the future when it comes to early stage deals. At 500, we’re more realistic about our stre...

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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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3 Insights from Doing 200 Deals in Southeast Asia
500 Durians
5 min read

3 Insights from Doing 200 Deals in Southeast Asia

Over the past five years, 500 Startups has operated at breakneck speed in Southeast Asia. Our team of 20 people in the reg...

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Kicking off VC Unlocked, and a New Website!
500 Startups
2 min read

Kicking off VC Unlocked, and a New Website!

Big news! It’s the first week of VC Unlocked! We’re welcoming an awesome new group to the Stanford campus this week. They’...

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