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500 Startups' Dave McClure on portfolio diversification and the return opportunities of "spray and pray"

Like startups, most venture capital firms fail- at least in terms of returns. In our latest interview with Dave McClure, Founder @ 500 Startups, he argues that poor venture returns are the fault of ‘focused’ investment strategies. 347 more words


Dave McClure talks numbers on 500 Startups' international advantage

500 Startups founding partner Dave McClure took the stage at Startupfest in Montreal on Thursday to chat with festival co-founder Phil Telio, and while a lot of what he covered was the McClure Classic Hits playlist you might recognize if you’ve ever seen him speak, he also shed some light on what he sees as 500 Startups’ competitive advantage in the field of high-profile fund/accelerator combos that also includes Y Combinator. 362 more words


LAST Conference 2016 - Pirate Metrics AARRR !

My Lightning Talk at the opening session of LAST Conference 2016 titled “Pirate Metrics” is available on Slideshare.

The talk is a quick 5 minute introduction to the Pirate Metrics based on Dave McClure’s startup metrics.   278 more words

Lean And Agile


We caught up with Dave McClure, founder and troublemaker at 500 Startups at Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 (GES 2016) at Stanford University. McClure has travelled extensively around the world and 500 Startups has invested in over 1,500 startups and we were curious to find out his views on entrepreneurship and if governments should be involved in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. 36 more words


Geckos, Data and Metrics

Imagine a world where everyone in your company or team has all the information needed to be successful. A world where everyone uses relevant KPIs to quantify and measure their team’s performance, so everyone knows exactly where their projects stand, and they can easily deliver progress reports based on goals. 653 more words


As 500 Startups Eyes Aggressive Expansion In 2016, Diversity Tops The Agenda

The accelerator 500 Startups is eyeing an aggressive global expansion plan in 2016, with 10 new micro-funds planned worldwide, and as the investment firm plots its next course founder and managing director Dave McClure says that diversity in the fund and its portfolio are the top priorities. 882 more words


In The Middle East, Increasing Startup Opportunities Bring Hope

Finally, entrepreneurs in the Middle East have reason to feel good.

For years, men and women who launched startups in Amman, Beirut, Cairo, and Dubai struggled, because these places lacked the support networks and the ecosystem to help guide and scale up their ventures, much less turn the region into a viable destination for venture capital money. 946 more words