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Megha Agarwal
Podcast
Episode 12

Neon Founder Megha Agarwal On Simplifying Buy Now Pay Later

By Shereen Abdulla

In this episode of Rise of the Next, she explains her approach to scoring customers looking for ease of pay and interest-free loans.
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Emerging Sectors

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Stonks Spices Up Digital Demo Day
demo day
7 min read

Stonks Spices Up Digital Demo Day

The company wants to create FOMO around startup investing.
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StructionSite Founder Matt Daly on Digitizing the Trillion-Dollar Construction Business
Podcast
Episode 9

StructionSite Founder Matt Daly on Digitizing the Trillion-Dollar Construction Business

Instead of a manual inspection, his company allows contractors to tour a job site with a 360-degree video that documents ongoing work with the help of AI.
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Gilmour Space Sees Telecom as the Next Frontier, Not Just Mars
space tech
6 min read

Gilmour Space Sees Telecom as the Next Frontier, Not Just Mars

The company builds and launches small, low-cost satellite-carrying rockets for customers focused on the space economy.
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Promising Regions

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500 LatAm Welcomes Batch 15 Startups to its Somos Lucha Program
Somos Lucha
5 min read

500 LatAm Welcomes Batch 15 Startups to its Somos Lucha Program

We selected 10 companies out of 1,040. They hail from Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Mexico, and for the first time, Costa Rica.
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To Gauge Bukalapak’s Value, Look at its Mitra Strategy
indonesia
9 min read

To Gauge Bukalapak’s Value, Look at its Mitra Strategy

In light of recent announcements, this article seeks to make sense of public information Bukalapak has shared about how it's catering to smaller enterprises in Indonesia.
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Bahraini Crypto Exchange Rain Wants to Become a Global Player
crypto
7 min read

Bahraini Crypto Exchange Rain Wants to Become a Global Player

Armed with $110 million in fresh funding, the company is targeting new licenses from regulators across the Middle East and beyond.
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Building A Better World

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Salesforce’s Paula Goldman Talks Ethical Tech for Startups

Salesforce’s Paula Goldman Talks Ethical Tech for Startups

By Courtney Weinstein

Ethical tech isn’t just a concern for Silicon Valley giants, early stage companies should be focused on it too.
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How to B Corp for Startups
8 min read

How to B Corp for Startups

By Courtney Weinstein

Investing Strategies

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The Secrets to Venture Studio Model Success
venture studios
22 min read

The Secrets to Venture Studio Model Success

In this study, we look into some of the most commonly held beliefs for why venture studios thrive, and compare them with our internal data and the performance of a select group of noteworthy venture studios.
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Blockbusters vs. Sleeper Hits: What Movies Can Teach Us About Startup Investing
sleeper hits
9 min read

Blockbusters vs. Sleeper Hits: What Movies Can Teach Us About Startup Investing

Just like sleeper hit movies, there are unicorns that grow under the radar and get virtually no buzz for years, but deliver high valuations and even better multiples for investors.
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Mac Conwell’s Secret Weapon for Raising Funds: Twitter
Podcast
Episode 2

Mac Conwell’s Secret Weapon for Raising Funds: Twitter

On December 2, 2021, 500 Global convened the global venture capital community in Miami to its PreMoney 2021 conference for an interactive experience at the nexus of culture, technology, investment and global finance.
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Founder Tips

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Klaus Wehage and Aaron McDaniel
Podcast
Episode 11

Tips for Founders on Scaling Globally

By Shereen Abdulla

Aaron McDaniel and Klaus Wehage of 10X Innovation Lab join us on our podcast Rise of the Next to discuss the importance of building a company with a global mindset from the start.
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Detecting Cognitive Biases in Decision Making
8 min read

Detecting Cognitive Biases in Decision Making

By Courtney Weinstein