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
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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
500 Startups has unveiled its 14th batch of companies going through its accelerator.
While Y Combinator is starting to roll out its own class in an upcoming Demo Day, a new one from 500 Startups is emerging — and increasingly, so is the race to be the earliest to invest in companies. 589 more words