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500 Startups: Blowing Up Startups Since 2010

500 startups by the numbers Blowing Up Startups Since 2010 twilio ERPLY SendGrid MakerBot Email Delivery. Simplified. INDUSTRIES WILDFIRE MIND ElaCarte SNACKS TRLY ALESONE NELE LE E 9GAG taskrabbit medialets smule O kiwi crate gengo Little Ads. Big Inmpact. my FEE FIGHTERS Zozi 955dreams Members of the 500 Family Portfolio acqui- +250 Punchd red by, Google Include CardMunch ConnectedHQ → Linked in 70 Rapportive 10 Notable ones Backyard + Pixelfish BackType twitter Acquisitions to date Investments Investments to date through the accelerator Versly CISCO TeachStreet + amazon Countries Represented in Our Portfolio Priority Intl Markets Netherlands Estonia UK Canada China Austria Japan East Asia U.S. Croatia Taiwan Mexico Panama Hong Kong India & South Asia Brazil Australia Chile Romania Singapore Brazil & Latam 40% 500 Mentor Network 20% AngelList How we find startups Largely through high quality referrals from our network 20% Events and Community 10% Blogs, Social Media 10% Other VCs & investors • Primarily internet-based distribu- tion - search, social, mobile, local. • Small but nmeasurable usage - some customers, early revenue. Investment Criteria • Product solves a problem for specific target customer. • Simple revenue models - trans- actions, subscriptions, or affiliate. • Small but cross-functional team: engineer, design/UX, marketing. "Hacker, Hustler, Designer" • Capital-efficient businesses - operational @ <$1M funding. • Functional prototype *before* invest (or previous product suc- cess). Investment Usually our investment is between $250K Size $10K Revenue Market Investment for stage Product $5M $1M $1M $10OK $10OK $0 Investment Themes Consumer E-Commerce Mobile + Tablet (iOS + Android) Family Tech & Education Designfocused SMB Productivity & Cloud Services Payments & Financial Services International + Cross-border, Language Healthcare/ Wellness; Food Tech 500 Team Dave McClure Christine Tsai Paul Singh Christen O'Brien Founding Partner Partner Partner Partner English, Hindi, Punjabi English, Pirate O English, Korean O English, Bulgarian, Spanish Bedy Yang George Kellerman Peter Ashley Sheila Goodman Melissa Grody Venture Partner Venture Partner Investor Relations Events Coordinator Office Manager/EA O English, Japanese O English, Spanish, German O English, Esperanto O English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Mandarin, Taiwanese English, Pig Latin 500 Mentors 175 Mentors to date Engineering Vertical Expertise Business Development Experience Founding Startups Mentors are brought in for their domain expertise Mentors help our startups by 1:1 mentoring, office hours, doing talks at the 500 office, and more. See companies represented at Mountain View, CA 10,0 space in downtown Osq ft Better design - design & UX professionals provide mentorship on best design/UX methods. Meaningful data - emphasize conversion metrics & analytics to monitor company performance. Increased distribution - lever- age online platform relationships (Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc) Accelerator Beyond "MVP". use 500 methods to optimize product, and/or pivot to "Mentors, Marketing, Money" discover product-market fit. & companies to peers, mentors, partners. 500 Network -connect founders More funding - 500 companies Grow team - use 500 brand to recruit top talent in engineering, access high-caliber follow-on investors design, marketing. Events INBOXLOVE February 25, 2011 Mountain View, Ca GEEKS ON A PLANE SMASH SUMMIT the LEANStartup SXSWI WARMGUN BUILD MEASURE LEARN Large Conferences 4 in 2010 Inbox Love, The Lean Startup SXSW, SMASH summit & Warm Gun 5 in 2011 Inbox Love, unSEXY, The Lean Startup SXSW SMASH summit & Warm Gun 3 & 11 cities South America- Brazil, Chile, Argentina Asia World Tours in 2010 + Japan, China, Hong Kong India 3 & 10 cities South America- Mexico, Brazil, & Argentina Eastern Europe Russia, Berlin, Prague Middle East in 2011 + Israel, Turkey, Jordan 2,000 people/year Mountain View CA 3 Demo Days annually NYC 3 Demo Days annually 1,400 people/year (invite only) @500 ( Source: 500 Startups uBisa Data Jistribution 2010

500 Startups: Blowing Up Startups Since 2010

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A look at the 500 Startups team, their investments and successes.


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