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blockchain
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The 8 Questions Investors Should Ask about Blockchain Projects

1. Does the team have relevant industry experience and technology background? From a tech perspective, typical relevant ba...

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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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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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Looking back at VC Unlocked 2017
VC Unlocked
4 min read

Looking back at VC Unlocked 2017

After two weeks of intense coursework, six guest lectures, 32 investment thesis presentations, and a mind-boggling amount ...

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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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Announcing “Silicon Valley Secrets for Investing in Asia” with INSEAD
500 Startups
4 min read

Announcing “Silicon Valley Secrets for Investing in Asia” with INSEAD

We’re excited to announce that applications are now open for our newest course, “Silicon Valley Secrets for Investing in A...

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Are there ghosts in your convertible notes?
500 Startups
2 min read

Are there ghosts in your convertible notes?

Guest blogger – Adam Sterling is the executive director of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, co-found...

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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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How to Invest “Smart Money” — 4 Lessons Learned
500 Startups
5 min read

How to Invest “Smart Money” — 4 Lessons Learned

I recently attended VC Unlocked: Secrets of Silicon Valley Investing, an investor training program run in partnership with...

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PreMoney 2016: The Global Investment Community Crosses Paths in San Francisco
angel investor
6 min read

PreMoney 2016: The Global Investment Community Crosses Paths in San Francisco

PreMoney Brings Together US + International Angels, VCs, LPs Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner with Chanzo Capital in Accra,...

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