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500 Startups Accelerator


presentation used for an info session about our accelerator in Mountain View, CA

presentation used for an info session about our accelerator in Mountain View, CA

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  • 1. Accelerator Info Session
  • 2. Agenda• Presentation• Q&A• Networking
  • 3. GLOBAL SEED FUND 450 InvestmentsACCELERATOR DIRECT150 Investments 300 Investments
  • 4. GLOBALCORE/ VENTURES / EVENTS / WORKSPACE /ACCELERATOR /GUILD500 Startups Fund I BR Innovators Mountain View Mountain View Mentor Network500 Startups Fund II 7x7 Mexico City Mexico City Founder Network500 StartupWallah MamaBear New York City LP Network500 Luchadores Sales 4 Startups WarmGun Demo DayOPS * FINANCE * LEGAL * MARKETING * TECH Accounting Funds Press Relations Dashboard Budget Portfolio Design Tools
  • 5. HUBSSILICON VALLEY SÃO PAOLO MEXICO CITYHQ Events AcceleratorAccelerator WorkspaceEvents EventsNEW YORK CITY DELHIWorkspace EventsEvents
  • 7. Accelerator• investment• 30 companies / twice a year• 5 batches since 2011• Global• Work @ 500 office for 4 months in startup mecca• 500 team + 500 founders + 500 mentors
  • 8. Speakers• Jeff Lawson, Twilio • Naval Ravikant, AngelList• Josh Elman, Greylock • Jeff Clavier, SoftTech VC• Aaron Batalion, LivingSocial • Sami Inkinen, Trulia• Yshan Wong , Reddit • Enrique Allen, Designer Fund• Andy Johns, Quora • Jon Dahl, Zencoder/Brightcove• Justin Wong, Mochi Media • Rob LaFave, Foodzie• George Takei (Sulu), Star Trek • Mike Greenfield, Circle of Moms• Nir Eyal, AdNector • TJ Sassani, Zozi• Tim Chae, PostRocket • Julie Zhou, Hipmunk• Christine Herron, Intel Capital • Sukhiner Singh Cassidy, Joyus
  • 9. Mentors• 200 Mentors• Operators / Founders
  • 10. >
  • 11. Thematic –Consumer & Commerce (ex. zozi, 9GAG, Ipsy, Barkbox, Makerbot)–SMB / SaaS (ex. LucidChart, Recurly, Crocodoc)–Family Tech (ex. ecomom, Kiwi Crate, Red Tricycle)–Education (ex. Udemy, MindSnacks, Chalkable)–Marketing / Distribution services (ex. Wildfire, FanBridge, Reachli)–Video Content & Infrastructure (ex. Zencoder, Virool, Vungle)–Language / International (ex. Gengo, Babelverse, Language Cloud)–Mobile / Tablet (ex. Elacarte, SearchMan, AppStack)–Financial Services / Payments (ex. Credit Karma, ReadyForZero, Simple)–Food Tech (ex. Kitchit, LoveWithFood, Ordr.in)
  • 12. Timeline• Applications open till 11:59 PST March 1st• Interviews March 1st to March 22nd• Finalists will be decided March 25th• Program starts April 15th
  • 13. Recommendations from #500strong network + https://angel.co/500startups
  • 14. In Summary• Global mindset• Solving a problem• You have a product• Revenue > Eyeballs• You having something to prove• apply via AngelList but leverage your connections
  • 15. Questions?