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[FOUNDERS WEEKEND 2015] 500 Startups >> Dave McClure, "State of the #500STRONG"

Dave McClure
Founding Partner
500 Startups
@davemcclure

[FOUNDERS WEEKEND 2015] 500 Startups >> Dave McClure, "State of the #500STRONG"

  1. 1. State of 500 ! (Last 10 Years + Next 10 Years) Jan 10, 2014 Las Vegas
  2. 2. Past 10 Years • 2004-2008: DMC Angel Investor, $300K, 13 seed investments (wins: Mint, Slideshare, Mashery) • 2009-2010: Founders Fund + Facebook fbFund, $3M, 21 seed + 22 incubator (wins: Twilio, Credit Karma, SendGrid, Wildfire, Zimride/Lyft, Life360) • 2010-2015: 500 Startups (3 Main Funds + Other), $90M, 900 investments (wins: MakerBot, Wildfire, Viki, Twilio, SendGrid, Credit Karma, Udemy, BarkBox, TheRealReal, VivaReal, GrabTaxi, Ipsy, StackSocial, Tradesy, etc)
  3. 3. Growing ! Pains • 2010-2015: 5->50 people, $0->$125M+ capital, 3 main funds + 3-5 regional funds, 0->1000+ co’s, 0-> 2000+ founders, 0-200+ mentors, 50+ countries, 12 US acc batches, team in 8-10 countries, 100s of events, demo days, GeeksOnaPlane • Fundraising, People, Places, Countries, Wins/Losses • (Public Image + Marketing) vs (Private Reality + The Struggle)
  4. 4. Looking ! Forward • Global Fund + Regional Funds + Vertical Funds • Growth Consulting, M&A Practice, Investor Education • 500 VCs -> 10,000 Companies -> 25,000 Founders • Community -> Country?
  5. 5. Questions? ! Comments?! Heckling?

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