Editor’s Pick “The hypocrisy of accelerators is that we give give you money and you go innovate while we do business as usual,” 500 Startups’ Paul Singh says.
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.
After spending the first ten years of her working life in the fashion industry, Landa moved from fashion to technology. She’s become one of the most influential connectors in Silicon Valley, and has helped, invested in, or worked with over a thousand startups.
Fifty-plus sites, 375 million page views a month, 4.5 million contributors, and $30 million in venture capital: Ben Huh’s Cheezburger Network has come a long ways from one little cat cartoon site, I Can Haz Cheezburger.
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.