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Bill Gross: The single biggest reason why startups succeed - [TED Talks]

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Bill Gross has founded a lot of startups, and incubated many others — and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed.

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500 Startups Accelerator Announces Its Thirteenth Batch Of Companies

With their twelfth batch of companies set to demo to investors and the press next week, 500 Startups is announcing the thirteenth batch of companies to go through its accelerator. 499 more words


500 Startups Aims To Be The Largest VC Shop In The World

Dave McClure, the founding partner of 500 Startups, wants his investment shop to be the biggest venture capital shop in the world and is confused that the firm is now larger than 500 startups. 791 more words


What is a startup!

This quote by Dave McClure is so beautiful and apt that I have no words to say. Having been part of several startups since 2001, these words ring too many bells within me. 127 more words


Can we see CAD-PLM unicorns on a horizon?

I’m on my way to COFES 2015 – annual gathering of people discussing a future of engineering software in Scottsdale, Arizona. It made me think about an intersection of startup and engineering software world. 593 more words

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Raising Money and Valuations in Silicon Valley

April is certainly been a busy month for startups and investors. As you know investments are no longer in the $10-15 million category, they appear to be in the $70-100 million category with valuations pegged in billions of dollars. 556 more words


Dave McClure launches $10M fund to help startups get to Series A... but is it enough?

500 Startups is doing something novel in reaction to the mythical Series A crunch. Instead of whining about it or writing some grandiose blog post about whether or not there actually is a growing trend of seed stage companies not being able to get funding, the micro VC/accelerator is actually taking action. 947 more words