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Don’t leave India, Dave McClure to startups

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Dave McClure has one advice for Indian startups – don’t go anywhere, stay here. The founder of 500 Startups, an accelerator-cum-venture capital fund based in Silicon Valley, also feels India’s large domestic market offers plenty of opportunities to entrepreneurs. “I don’t think you nee...

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TC Fridays: And you thought Dave McClure was only a smart mentor!

Recently, five Indian startups made it to the 6th batch of Dave McClure’s accelerator and seed investment fund 500 Startups. While that’s great, did you get a chance to look at the video which accompanied the announcement? Directed by McClure himself, the video is a spoof on Macklemore’s...

31 May, 2013 | More »

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Excl: Smaller funds allow smaller cheques: Dave McClure & Paul Singh of 500 Startups on micro funds

Silicon Valley-based incubator-cum-seed fund 500 Startups is looking to ramp up its regional investments with micro funds. The firm is in the process of raising two micro funds, believed to be for India (500 Startup Wallah) and Mexico (500 Luchadores). While the interest in India is not surprising, ...

27 November, 2012 | More »

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Dave McClure coming up with $5M fund under 500 Startup Wallah; is it just an appetiser?

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Dave McClure, who runs an accelerator and seed investment fund 500 Startups, is raising a new $5 million fund under 500 Startup Wallah as per a US SEC disclosure. Although, the firm has not disclosed if it is targeting Indian startups, the name would suggest so. Aft...

21 November, 2012 | More »

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Four Indian startups picked for 5th accelerator programme of Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups

Dave McClure’s accelerator and seed investment fund 500 Startups has announced its 5th batch of companies for the accelerator programme, comprising some 33 companies from over a dozen countries (excluding the US). This also includes four Indian startups in what happens to be the first batch, chos...

1 November, 2012 | More »

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500 Startups appoints Pankaj Jain for India investments

500 Startups, a seed accelerator and investment fund set up by Dave McClure, has appointed Pankaj Jain as venture partner to lead its investments in India. New Delhi-based Jain has been involved in the Indian startup scene for the last five years as an entrepreneur, community builder at Startup Week...

5 October, 2012 | More »

Shareaholic Raises $2M From General Catalyst, Dave McClure & Others

Boston-based Shareaholic, ( with a development centre in Delhi) that helps in making content-sharing faster on the web, has formally announced it has raised $2 million from a group of investors including General Catalyst Partners, NextView Ventures, Dave McClure of 500 Startups, Nicole Stata of Bost...

5 January, 2012 | More »

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Dave McClure On Indian Internet, E-commerce & Start-ups

Dave McClure, a venture capitalist and the founding General Partner at 500 Startups (an Internet seed fund and start-up accelerator programme in Mountain View, California), was recently in India as part of his GOAP (Geek on a Plane) tour. The start-up investor, with extensive experience of funding a...

13 December, 2011 | More »

Dave McClure On Indian Internet, E-commerce & Start-ups

Dave McClure, a venture capitalist and the founding General Partner at 500 Startups (an Internet seed fund and start-up accelerator programme in Mountain View, California), was recently in India as part of his GOAP (Geek on a Plane) tour. The start-up investor, with extensive experience of funding a...

13 December, 2011 | More »

Dave McClure & His Geeks Visiting India

Dave McClure, the venture capitalist and the founder of 500 Startups (a seed fund and start-up accelerator headquartered in Mountain View, California), is in India this December, as a part of his ‘Geeks on a Plane’ (GOAP) trip. And he is accompanied by his team of geeks. After visiting numerous ...

5 December, 2011 | More »