Tagged: 500 startups

Seedrs Success Fy Joins 500 Startups’ London Distro Dojo Program

Earlier this week, global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator, 500 Startups, announced that six companies have joined its London Distro Dojo program. Among the six was Seedrs success and creative shopping app, Fy. According to Venture Beat, 500 Startups announced in December that it would begin… Read More

Call Levels, a Fintech Startup, Receives Backing from 500 Startups

Singapore-based Call Levels, a real-time financial monitoring and alert service that seeks to help traders monitor financial assets price movements easily on mobile, has announced that it has closed a pre-series A led by 500 Startups. The startup also raised capital from a consortium of… Read More

ORIGA Leasing Secures over $1M; ah! Ventures & 500 Startups Lead Round for Indian Alternative Financing Ecosystem

Founded by Shrirang Tambe in May 2013, ORIGA Leasing was launched with a core philosophy of ‘Access to Finance.’  The company provides alternative financing through its asset leasing solutions to high growth companies across segments such as healthcare, sanitation, waste management, alternative energy, manufacturing and service oriented… Read More

Ramen Dinners, Rare Wins & Often, Failures: ‘Bazillion Dollar Club’ Series Follows Silicon Valley Startups Enrolled In 500 Startups & Highway1

Ramen dinners, rare wins and–often–failures: the life of a Silicon Valley startup. A new show, “Bazillion Dollar Club,” takes viewers behind the scenes of six Silicon Valley startups seeking success, either through hardware accelerator Highway1 or accelerator 500 Startups. Premiering Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 10 p.m. on… Read More

SeedInvest Will Remove Legal Review Fees for Startups Using KISS Legal Documents

Yes KISS means Keep It Simple Stupid, but in this case it means Keep It Simple Security. SeedInvest, a leading investment crowdfunding platform, has announced they will no longer assess legal review fees to startups using KISS Convertible Note documents. SeedInvest is a highly selective… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: SkyProwler Transformer Drone, Switchmate Smart Lighting & Evoz Smart Baby Monitor

Personal drones just keep getting better.  The Krossblade SkyProwler “transformer” drone is an example of this ongoing revolution.  It seems today that quadcopter drones are everywhere.  Krossblade, based in Phoenix, has a unique design as its drone can either hover like a copter or fly… Read More

MicroVentures Launches 500 Startups Fund. Offers Investors Access to High Profile Incubator

MicroVentures, an online investment crowdfunding platform, has announced today the creation of a new investment opportunity targeting high profile businesses participating in 500 Startups. The “500 Startups Fund” is now open to accredited investors for as little as $10,000. Typically investors seeking access to invest… Read More

Indiegogo’s CreoPop Raises Financing Round Led by 500 Startups; Selected as Finalist for SXSW Accelerator Competition

CreoPop, the world’s first 3D pen with cool ink, today announced that the company has raised a financing round led by Silicon Valley based 500 Startups. The device hit Indiegogo this past summer and quickly surpassed its initial $40,000. By the end of its run on… Read More

Venovate Said to Have Over $1 Billion in Investment Opportunity on Platform

Venovate, an online platform for alternative investing, has stated the listing of several new private placement opportunities on its platform now represent more than $1B in investment potential from leading issuers across venture capital, private equity, residential and commercial real estate, and direct investments in… Read More

GoCoin Hits 62% of Crowdfunder Goal, Secures over $1.2M: Digital Bitcoin Payments Platform

Adding to $1.5M in previously secured funding, GoCoin has publicly secured more than $1.2M in crowdfunding in its Crowdfunder campaign. The campaign goal is set at $2M, with a minimum investment of $20,000.  Capitalizing on its belief that the future of currency is digital and… Read More

uBiome Raises $4.5 Million Including Andreessen Horowitz

uBiome raised just over $350,000 on Indiegogo back in February 2013.  The small company had set out to sequence the human microbiome.  The campaign organizers described the human environment, “like the rainforest, the healthy human microbiome is a balanced ecosystem. The correct balance of microbes… Read More

Dealflicks Raises $1.7M on Wefunder: Startup Continues to Fill Empty Movie Theater Seats

In its concurrent fourth round of crowdfunding in two years, Dealflicks has now raised $1.7 Million on Wefunder.  Investors in this most recent round include 500 Startups, Siemer Ventures, Archer Gray, Rubicon VC, Wefunder, Be Great Partners, Rosepaul Investments, Mogility Capital, Sierra Maya Ventures and Warner Brothers Media Camp…. Read More

Geekatoo Crowdfunds on AngelList: Uber for Tech Support

Tapping into the US consumer and SMB tech support market projected to reach $30 Billion by 2015, the tech support company Geekatoo launched their consumer-focused tech support platform to follow an entire tech support transaction from request, to offer optimization, coordination, and payment.  Poised to raise $1.5 Million on… Read More

500 Startups Partners with Equity Platform SeedInvest For Investor Verification; Public Fundraising for $100M Fund III

500 Startups, an  active venture capital fund and startup accelerator program, has announced that it has filed with the SEC under the new rules allowing for general solicitation, and is now publicly fundraising for its third flagship fund, targeted at $100M. To facilitate this process, 500… Read More

Boatbound Sets Sail with OurCrowd: Campaign Successfully Raises $980K in Funding

After taking AngelList by storm in 2013, Boatbound has raised $980K in commitments and has room to invest up to 1.1 M with its  OurCrowd equity crowdfunding campaign; their campaign ends today.  Boatbound is the nation’s fastest growing “pier-to-pier” boat rental marketplace in the United… Read More

500 Startups’ Paul Singh: ‘This decade will be the rise of the angels’

VANCOUVER — According to Paul Singh, a partner at accelerator 500 Startups, this is the decade of the angels. He’s speaking tonight at GrowLabs’ demo day in Vancouver, and the message is not too much different from 500 Startups founder Dave McClure’s. “If you can… Read More

PayByGroup’s new feature takes the hassle out of group ticket buying

Nobody wants to attend a concert or a sporting event alone, but buying tickets for a number of people is a hassle. PayByGroup has added a “fixed price” feature today to make it easier to collect funds for group ticket buying. PayByGroup is payment platform where people… Read More

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