Posts Tagged: 500 Startups


SXE Ventures from Hong Kong

SXE Ventures is a new VC with $10 million to spend, puts $1 million of it into 500 Durians

This new globally-minded VC has US$10 million for seed-stage investment as well as possible continuation into series A backing.

  • August 21, 2014
  • at 9:29 am
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10 women entrepreneurs in India who smashed the glass ceiling

Tech is still largely a man's world, but more and more women in India are turning technopreneurs. Here's a look at 10 change-makers in the t...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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The wizards who personalized Amazon now have a Dave McClure-backed startup offering it to etailers big and small

Gurgaon-based TargetingMantra, a 500Strong startup, has a SaaS-based tech tool to figure out what ecommerce consumers are interested in and ...

  • August 11, 2014
  • at 1:11 pm
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Here are the four Asian companies that will join 500 Startups’ 10th batch

500 Startups, the San Francisco-based accelerator founded by serial entrepreneur and startup evangelist Dave McClure, just unveiled the ros...

  • August 7, 2014
  • at 12:00 am
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Taking part in the discussion are Taizo Son, CEO at Movida, Kevin Hale, partner at Y Combinator, and Dave McClure, founding partner at 500 Startups.

How can the US and Japan embrace Asia? (#StartupAsia preview)

Taking part in the discussion are Taizo Son, CEO at Movida, Kevin Hale, partner at Y Combinator, and Dave McClure, founding partner at 500 S...

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 6:29 pm
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How 500 Startups-backed SocialCops gets to the bottom of the pyramid with big data

SocialCops raised US$320,000 in seed funding from 500 Startups to build a tool that allows decision makers to find insightful data on social...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 11:16 am
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10 of Indonesia’s most active venture capital firms

Investors are quick to show interest in Indonesia, but very few actually decide to jump in with both feet, as the country poses a high risk,...

  • July 26, 2014
  • at 9:18 pm
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A cheatsheet on funding in India; Bangalore keeps Delhi at bay to retain tech throne

Here's a cheatsheet of venture capital funding in tech startups to give you a picture of what has been happening in India the past four quar...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 2:55 pm
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SOTW - weekend reading

10 of our hottest tech stories, lists, and features for your weekend reading

Two steps forward and one step back is how we would describe Asia's tech scene of late. Here are all our biggest stories from the past week.

  • June 14, 2014
  • at 4:51 pm
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The ZipMatch team

How one startup raised money on a beach and how you can, too

Zipmatch was one of the startups that got funded through Geeks on a Beach, and CEO John Dang offers advice on how other entrepreneurs can do...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Shopline keeps it lean and mean as its three-man team takes on Shopify in Asia

With ecommerce sales in APAC set to reach US$525.2 billion this year, surpassing the US, more and more merchants and entrepreneurs from the ...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 3:56 pm
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Kaspar Zhou, 500 Startups’ new guy in Jakarta, wants to get more aggressive in Indonesia

Kaspar Zhou does not look like an investment manager for one of the world’s largest venture capital and private equity firms. It’s a Wed...

  • August 7, 2014
  • at 9:59 pm
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3 points to consider before you make your first angel investment in China

There are those who embellish, but in China many go far beyond that. A friend who ran an HR consultancy in China once told me that as many a...

  • August 6, 2014
  • at 11:59 am
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Jetbay wants to open up more of China to foreign tourists

500 Startups-backed travel startup wants to open up more of China to foreign tourists

“Very cheap, very cheap. Special price for you.” With those words of false promise, many a tourist to China has been ripped off.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 1:33 pm
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Taamkru preschool education app

Taamkru plans to fix Thailand’s ‘disgracefully bad’ education system, raises seed money

It makes learning fun for preschoolers through gamified web and mobile apps, hoping that they will absorb fundamentals better.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Seeking funding? Here are 10 investors in India you should meet

Who are the early bird investors in India making big bets on startups there? 500 Startups tops the list, followed by Blume Ventures, Accel P...

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Whill, an anti-wheelchair that’d make Professor X jealous, debuts on Kickstarter

Despite raising $1.75 million, Whill launched a Kickstarter campaign to generate buzz for its personal mobility device in the US.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 9:14 pm
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Despite money in the bank and 500 Startups funding, Vietnam

500 Startups-funded Vietnamese mobile app developer Greengar shuts down to pursue new projects

In a surprise move, one of Vietnam’s most promising mobile app startups revealed that it will close down.

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 5:25 pm
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