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    • “Blowing Up Startups Since 2010”Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    • Who is 500 Startups? Dave McClure Christine Tsai Paul Singh Christen O’Brien Founding Partner - Investments, Partner - Investments, Accelerator, Partner - Investments, dashboard.io, Partner - BD, Sponsorships, Fundraising Mentors, Distribution India, Data/Metrics Events & Conferences Bedy Yang George Kellerman Sheila Goodman Melissa Grody Venture Partner (Brazil/LatAm) Venture Partner (Japan), BD/Events Manager Exec Assistant for Dave Fundraising/Investor Relations & Office ManagerTuesday, December 18, 2012
    • Who is 500 Startups? César Salazar Santiago Zavala Shai Goldman Pankaj Jain Venture Partner (Mexican.VC) Venture Partner (Mexican.VC) Venture Partner (NYC) Venture Partner (India) Mike Greenfield Max Fram-Schwartz Bruna Maia Sabrina Ilich Growth Hacker-In-Residence Associate Events/Content Director BD/Events InternTuesday, December 18, 2012
    • What is 500 Startups? Global Seed Fund & Startup Accelerator Program We invest in seed-stage companies... • Focus on Internet/Web and Mobile startups • Strong community of ~600 founders and ~200 mentors • 256 investments to date; 10+ exits as of March 2012. • Exits to Google, Facebook, Groupon, Amazon, LinkedIn, Twitter, Cisco, WalMart, ReturnPathTuesday, December 18, 2012
    • 500 CompaniesTuesday, December 18, 2012
    • How 500 Invests Investment size ranges from $25K - $250K. Accelerator investment is standard $50K. ~15% of our investments are international (outside the U.S.)Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    • 500 Investment CriteriaTuesday, December 18, 2012
    • 500 Investment ThemesTuesday, December 18, 2012
    • 500 Accelerator Program ★ For companies who want to be immersed in the 500 network and get intense, hands-on 1:1 mentorship ★ 4 month program. Average is 30 companies per batch. ★ Weekly talks, 1:1 company reviews, office hours, design bootcamp, visits to Google & Facebook, pitch prep. Companies work from the 500 office. ★ Concludes w/ Demo Days in Silicon Valley and NYC. ★ Batch 6 will begin ~ April 2013. Applications open January 2013 (TBC) at angel.co/ 500startupsTuesday, December 18, 2012
    • The 500 Mentors 200 people (and growing) who commit time and energy to help our startups. They: • are based all over the world • work at startups • work at big companies • have founded startups • have domain expertise and real-life experience in one or more functional areas and verticals • do this all on a volunteer basis • may or may not invest in startups • are opinionated and may give “tough love” • LOVE helping entrepreneurs • LOVE 500 Startups • are LOVED by 500 Startups and our foundersTuesday, December 18, 2012
    • #500STRONG Move quickly, make mistakes, fall down, & get back up again FAILURE is ok Teach others and learn from each other TAKE RISKS FAST IS BETTER Open Rules. Stealth drools. Diversity wins. PAY IT FORWARD. FUN AT ALL COSTS.Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    • Questions?Tuesday, December 18, 2012