Plug and Play’s accelerator program attracts startups from around the world looking to make their mark in the U.S. Today at the Summer Expo event, 25 of them are presenting their products.
Berlin-based Versus IO has closed its first round of $2.8 million. The comparison engine represents McClure’s first investment in a German startup.
Twilio Fund Europe 2013 will invest in early-stage European startups that make creative use of Twilio’s API.
Of the 29 companies presenting, a few stick out as the most interesting and innovative. Here are the highlights.
The final 14 startups to present at 500 Startups Demo Day took us on a journey through a massive icon database, tea plantations, and construction sites.
Here is a look at the first round of startups to present at 500 Startups Demo Day in Mountain View.
The 30+ companies from the fifth batch of 500 Startups incubator program prepare to pitch their startups to a room packed room.
Editor’s Pick At Startup Grind in Mountain View, Dave McClure drops pearls of wisdom (and profanity) about what it takes to build a successful startup.
VC funding was down 15 percent in 2012, while crowdfunding grew 91 percent, as a new infographic from Startups.co shows
Editor’s Pick After selling his company to LinkedIn and quitting two years later, one startup entreprenuer is going to map the startup world, finding the best places to start a company.
AngelList is hot, which I guess is appropriate for a heavenly investment vehicle.
Dave McClure makes his first ever investment in a German startup as he continues to spread 500 startups presence around the world.
First India, now Mexico. McClure is taking over the world one $5 million, Delaware-based fund at a time.
Silicon Valley hotdog Dave McClure and his incubator, 500 Startups, are looking to the Indian subcontinent for a new wave of entrepreneurship.
Editor’s Pick You’ve got five minutes — the most important five minutes of your life. Everything comes down to this.
If you could bottle the essential startup advice of some of the best founders and VCs in the world, what would it look like? Pretty much like this.
Once a remote hinterland in terms of foreign investment, Russia is now emerging as a hot destination for investors looking for a slice of the action on the digital frontier. The recent Landing Page conference was a perfect example of the New Russian Scene. Just ask 500 Startups founder Dave McClure…
Last month super-angel Dave McClure told me that one of his hottest areas of investment was education. McClure and 500 Startups are mostly investing in informal education, but all of education is ripe for disruption, as Codeacademy, Khan Academy, and MIT OpenCourseware are teaching us.
Notable startup incubator 500 Startups is launching its first application process today through AngelList.
Editor’s Pick Debate raged at TechCrunch Disrupt over whether technology startups can unseat the powers-that-be.
Dave McClure is one of the most prominent angel investors in Silicon Valley — and possibly the world. His accelerator, 500 Startups, will fund its 500th company sometime this year. And no, in answer to “all the stupid questions,” 500 Startups will not shut its doors after reaching that number.
He may also take the prize for most F-bombs per sentence of any investor.
“Shit I’m Gonna Talk About.”
That’s how Dave McClure started his talk today at GROW conference in Vancouver, Canada, where he’s already been busy investing. He’s been doing a lot of speaking in Canada lately, having just recently flipped off Montreal’s tech entrepreneurs.
Now it’s Vancouver’s turn.
Editor’s Pick Hollywood North? L.A. with rain? The city that riots whenever its hockey team doesn’t win the Stanley Cup?
Americans might think of Vancouver in many ways, but typically not as a tech startup mecca.
Guest Post It would be easy to dismiss Mexican.vc as just another one-off acquisition by 500 Startups on a quest to live up to its name, but the deal illustrates some important trends.
Mexican.VC, a startup accelerator based in Mexico City, announced today it is merging with 500 Startups to source and fund a growing number of promising Spanish-speaking startups.
Tokyo Otaku Mode, which has raised a round of angel funding, helps fans and content creators connect and share.
Here’s some developer drama for your Saturday morning: Curebit, a Y Combinator startup that just closed a round of funding from Dave McClure’s 500 Startups fund, has been caught red-handed stealing HTML code, images, and the like from 37signals.
Intercom, a customer relationship management-focused startup, has raised $1 million from a bevy of Silicon Valley’s trendiest angel investors.
CapLinked, the startup that wants to make it easy to invest in private companies, has just taken in a $500,000 round of from a new group of investors.
Kiwi Crate is announcing today it has raised $2 million in funding for a subscription service that delivers hands-on crafts and activities for pre-school and kindergarten age children.
Twilio announced today 500 Startup‘s Dave McClure (pictured left) and SV Angel‘s Ron Conway (pictured below, right) started a second $250,000 seed fund for startups built on top of Twilio.
How many times have you gone looking for that list of the top 10 best X, Y and Z’s? For most of us, the answer is “constantly.” Top10 received $3.5 million in its first round of funding led by Accel Partners today to create “best of” lists using social data.
Hybrid incubator and seed fund 500 Startups hosted its second demo day in Mountain View today, where more than 30 companies in the program presented in front of investors and press.
500 Startups‘ second class of startups showed their stuff at the incubator’s Demo Day today in Mountain View, Calif. The incubator is run by Dave McClure, a super-angel who has invested in the likes of Mint.com and Twilio.
410 Labs, maker of a Twitter-like email app called Shortmail that limits email messages to 500 characters or less, announced today that it has raised $750,000 from super-angel Dave McClure’s 500 Startups seed funding firm and others.