VC funding was down 15 percent in 2012, while crowdfunding grew 91 percent, as a new infographic from Startups.co shows
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.
500 Startups, the accelerator founded by angel investor Dave McClure, today announced its new class of 34 companies, Batch 002, its largest, and most international cohort to date. The group includes eight female founders, and 15 of the companies are from countries other than the U.S., with teams joining from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Estonia, Japan, the Netherlands, and Portugal.