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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


General Assembly And 500 Startups Partner For Accelerator Prep Program

General Assembly and 500 Startups are putting their collective heads together to provide an accelerator prep program designed for alumnae of GA’s programs.

The month long training bootcamp is taking applications now and will give capital and education to companies that include at least one graduate of a General Assembly immersive or part-time course or online circuit. 274 more words


Dave McClure Will Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt NY

Five years ago, Dave McClure decided to strike out on his own and start a little venture firm called 500 Startups. At the time, the pure ambition of giving his seed-stage investment fund that name sounded crazy (classic Dave!) and many questioned his plan to invest small amounts of capital in a massive number of startups. 266 more words


5 amazing truths about SXSW interactive 2015

  1. SXSWi has created a community of equals

    SXSW interactive has created an environment in which thought leaders, Fortune 500 representatives and startups coexist as equals. As a Spaniard who lives in a very hierarchal community, it’s humbling to see first hand how corporations like Google and Microsoft pursue startups just as much as startups pursue these large companies.

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