500 Startups is an early-stage venture fund and seed accelerator founded by Dave McClure and Christine Tsai in 2010. The fund admitted a first "class" of twelve startups to its incubator office in Mountain View, California in February, 2011. They expanded to a second class of 21 in June 2011 and a third class of 34 in October 2011.

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  • A Tale of Two Squirrels: The Not So Simple Math on Venture Portfolio Size

    By now most VCs are familiar with Dave McClure’s theory of venture portfolio size. In short, he believes that at seed stage, it doesn’t make sense to have a fund with fewer than 50-100 companies, because venture returns depend on outliers and you need a big enough portfolio to consistently capture them. In the post, he outlines a range of typical outcomes for a large portfolio of seed-stage invest...

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  • 7 Design Hacks to Improve Your Startup Logo Designs

    Below is a collection of my tips and feedback from a creative logo live-hacking workshop I led during the most recent 500 Startups seed accelerator program, Batch 20. The goal was to help startups better communicate their branding messages through simple yet effective design practices. Here are 7 Design Hacks we implemented to give Batch 20 companies a logo facelift: 1. Use Color Contrasts to Incr...

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  • The Build Up to Batch 20 Demo Day

    It’s two weeks out from Batch 20’s demo day and the energy is building in the 500 Startups San Francisco office, also known as 500 Del Norte. Startup team members are flying in from around the world to join their founders in the office in preparation for the flower-power themed extravaganza that is a 500 Demo Day (yes, the theme is ‘Summer of Love’). Thirty-six percent of Batch 20 hail from countr...

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  • 500 Startups Kobe Accelerator Launches Second Batch

    500 Startups is returning to Kobe! After last year’s successful 500Kobe program, 500 Startups is partnering again with Kobe City to launch its second accelerator program that will be coming to Kobe this summer. The program is a 7-weeks course which will focus on bringing growth hacking techniques and Silicon Valley expertise to emerging companies in Kobe, while also boosting Japanese and domestic ...

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  • 500 Startups “Hacks Health” with Planned Parenthood Partnership

    500 Startups has announced today a partnership with Planned Parenthood Federation of America to offer more opportunities for both growth and technology to be applied to Planned Parenthood’s digital health offerings.  Planned Parenthood will be sending its Spot On app team through the 500 Seed Program in 2017, which is known for its tactical approach to rapid customer acquisition, also known as “gr...

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  • Announcing Diversity Scholarship for VC Unlocked with Stanford CPD

    Diversity is in our DNA  Anyone familiar with 500 Startups knows diversity is one of our core values.  We are concerned with the current “mostly male, mostly white” panorama in the VC world. According to TechCrunch, only 7% of senior partners at the top 100 venture firms are women and less than 1% are black or hispanic.* At 500 Startups, our team comes from more than 20 countries, and we have inve...

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  • 500 Startups Launches its First Distro Bootcamp in Israel

    500 Startups has launched its first “distro bootcamp” in Israel in partnership with Google, Amazon AWS, Poalim Hi-Tech, Meitar and WeWork and has selected 9 B2B companies for its first cohort. Distro Bootcamp is a selective 4 week education program specifically designed from the ground up to help pre-seed and seed stage companies develop a systematic approach to reach product market fit, and assis...

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  • #500FAMILY

    Recently, a 500 colleague posted this on social media: “Diversity and equality is NOT about women who succeed because they sacrifice everything else so they “have nothing else to do but work”. It’s about EVERYONE stepping up to the plate and pitching in. So we as a society don’t ever have to choose life OR work, but rather being able to do both well.” This colleague isn’t a parent, nor is he plann...

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  • VC Unlocked with Stanford CPD is Back!

    Applications are now open for our highly sought-after Venture Capital Unlocked investor education program. It will be held July 24th – August 4th in Silicon Valley. An early admission rate of 21K is available through May 1st for a limited number of spots. Apply Here Venture Capital Unlocked: Secrets of Silicon Valley Investing is a two week executive level education program in which participants g...

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  • 500 Startups is Coming “Down Under” with LaunchVic Partnership

    This year, 500 Startups will launch our 500 Melbourne office to deliver a comprehensive series of startup and investor education programs and events to help support top Aussie startups, angel investors, VCs, and the larger Australia startup community. We are doing this in partnership with LaunchVic, Victoria’s innovation support agency. 500 Melbourne will work alongside local accelerators, corpora...

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  • Marketing Hell Week January 2017 – Day 4 Recap

      What is Marketing Hell Week? MHW is Growth Marketing 101 Bootcamp 500Startups puts together for every one of their seed stage cohorts. The event is also livestreamed free. Join us for Sales Hell on March 1-2, 2017 here: http://www.growth.500.co/ — Below are notes on what’s in the talks and some key takeaways written by Tyler Tate, founder of Crema. If you found the talks useful we would apprecia...

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  • Marketing Hell Week January 2017 – Day 3 Recap

      What is Marketing Hell Week? MHW is Growth Marketing 101 Bootcamp 500Startups puts together for every one of their seed stage cohorts. The event is also livestreamed free. Join us for Sales Hell on March 1-2, 2017 here: http://www.growth.500.co/ — Below are notes on what’s in the talks and some key takeaways written by Tyler Tate, founder of Crema. If you found the talks useful we would apprecia...

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  • Marketing Hell Week January 2017 – Day 2 Recap

      What is Marketing Hell Week? MHW is Growth Marketing 101 Bootcamp 500Startups puts together for every one of their seed stage cohorts. The event is also livestreamed free. Join us for Sales Hell on March 1-2, 2017 here: http://www.growth.500.co/ — Analytics 101 with Gabriela Ghimis Gabriela Ghimis, Growth at Digit talks about: How and when to measure analytics How to choose what to measure and h...

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  • Marketing Hell Week January 2017 – Day 1 Recap

      What is Marketing Hell Week? MHW is Growth Marketing 101 Bootcamp 500Startups puts together for every one of their seed stage cohorts. The event is also livestreamed free. Join us for Sales Hell on March 1-2, 2017 here: http://www.growth.500.co/ — Below are notes on what’s in the talks and some key takeaways written by Tyler Tate, founder of Crema. If you found the talks useful we would apprecia...

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  • Here’s What Happened at #DealCamp at Berkeley

    Guest blogger – Adam Sterling is the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, co-founder of Startup@BerkeleyLaw, and a former venture capital and startup attorney. I returned to U.C. Berkeley almost two years ago to help establish the university (and Berkeley Law in particular) as the world’s leading institution for the study and practice of law and entrepreneur...

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  • BAM!: 500 Startups Reveals Accelerator Secrets…Again

    #500BAM We are excited to announce the next session of our newly rebranded Bootcamp for Accelerator Managers (BAM!).  #500BAM will be held in San Francisco April 24-28th. Apply here: education.500.co/accelerator/ In this one week deep dive, 500 partners share all the juicy secrets they’ve learned after running 40+ accelerator programs for different stages in the startup lifecycle. Participants wil...

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  • Batch 20 triples down on FinTech and Digital Health, Takes on Uncle Sam with GovTech

    500 Startups’ 20th program (B20) in Silicon Valley starts at time that will be remembered across the world. Only three days after a new (and highly controversial) United States government administration has taken power and Silicon Valley is preparing for a Trumpocalypse. Seeing this regulatory disruption as an opportunity for private sector tech companies, B20 includes GovTech (13.6% of B20), FinT...

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  • 500 Startups Launches Second Latin American Fund with IFC as Anchor

    Great news for Latin-American Startups! 500 Startups is launching its second Latin American Regional fund, Luchadores II, which is targeting $10M in commitments to invest in Spanish-speaking and LatAm founders. The International Finance Corporation (IFC, a member of the World Bank Group) will be the first anchor investor in the 500 Startups’ Luchadores II Fund. Having one of the most important int...

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  • Welcome Aman Verjee to 500 Startups as COO

    As 500 Startups enters its seventh year, I’d like to welcome an old friend and ex-PayPal colleague to the team, Aman Verjee, who is joining us as COO and will also be joining the 500 Startups management team. I’ve known Aman for over a decade and aside from some really bad puns and questionable sartorial decisions, he’s a pretty awesome person. Aman has over fifteen years of operating experience i...

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  • Marketing Hell Week January 2017 – Day 5 Recap

      What is Marketing Hell Week? MHW is Growth Marketing 101 Bootcamp 500Startups puts together for every one of their seed stage cohorts. The event is also livestreamed free. Join us for Sales Hell on March 1-2, 2017 here: http://www.growth.500.co/ — Below are notes on what’s in the talks and some key takeaways written by Tyler Tate, founder of Crema. If you found the talks useful we would apprecia...

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