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500 Startups Japan becomes Coral Capital with a new $45M fund

500 Startups Japan becomes Coral Capital with a new M fund The 500 Startups Japan crew is going independent. The VC firm announced a $30 million fund in 2015, and now the follow up is a new $45 million fund called Coral Capital. Helmed by James Riney and Yohei Sawayama, just like […]

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Why Freada Kapor Klein thinks there’s a moral crisis in Silicon Valley

Why Freada Kapor Klein thinks there’s a moral crisis in Silicon Valley  Every week, it seems, brings new ethical questions about Silicon Valley. A seemingly endless rash of sexual scandals in the venture community. Twitter supposedly used by anonymous Russian trolls to rig the American election. A straight-faced Mark Zuckerberg denying Facebook has a problem with fake news. […]

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Here’s the 22nd batch of 500 Startups companies

Here’s the 22nd batch of 500 Startups companies  500 Startups is ramping up its next batch of companies in its early stage startup program, which this time consists of 36 startups. The firm’s pitch to companies entering the accelerator has generally been that it can better help support growth and marketing efforts. […]

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Crunch Report | 500 Startups Shuts Down Its Canada Fund

Crunch Report | 500 Startups Shuts Down Its Canada Fund MIT’s latest jewelry is alive, 500 Startups shuts down its Canada fund, Theranos settles with Walgreens and Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 8 leak. All this on Crunch Report! Read More Source: techCrunch

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Crunch Report | Vantiv Buys Worldpay for $10 Billion

Crunch Report | Vantiv Buys Worldpay for Billion Dave McClure steps down from 500 Startups, Vantiv buys Worldpay for $10 billion, Baidu’s self-driving platform and Baidu teams up with Nvidia. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Source: techCrunch

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Employee email claims 500 Startups leadership delayed acknowledging McClure’s harassment, as new allegations surface

Employee email claims 500 Startups leadership delayed acknowledging McClure’s harassment, as new allegations surface  An email circulated to 500 Startups staffers by its Mountain View accelerator lead and partner Elizabeth Yin makes several claims that contradict the narrative presented by leadership so far. In the email, Yin resigns effective Friday, citing the […]

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Dave McClure has resigned as GP of 500 Startups

Dave McClure has resigned as GP of 500 Startups  Dave McClure has resigned as general partner of 500 Startups, TechCrunch has learned. We have confirmed co-founder Christine Tsai asked for his resignation and he accepted, according to a letter sent to limited partners today. We reached out to 500 Startups for comment […]

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500 Startups’ Dave McClure apologizes for ‘multiple’ advances toward women and being a ‘creep’

500 Startups’ Dave McClure apologizes for ‘multiple’ advances toward women and being a ‘creep’ {$inline_image}  Taking an alternative approach to Chris Sacca’s pre-publication statement on the New York Times’ story of his alleged misconduct, Dave McClure waited a day to respond to the allegations made in yesterday’s article. In a Medium post published […]

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500 Startups’ Dave McClure apologizes for ‘multiple’ advances toward women and being a ‘creep’

500 Startups’ Dave McClure apologizes for ‘multiple’ advances toward women and being a ‘creep’  Taking an alternative approach to Chris Sacca’s pre-publication statement on the New York Times’ story of his alleged misconduct, Dave McClure waited a day to respond to the allegations made in yesterday’s article. In a Medium post published […]

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McClure steps back at 500 Startups after internal sexual misconduct investigation

McClure steps back at 500 Startups after internal sexual misconduct investigation  Dave McClure, the founder and public face of 500 Startups — one of the most prolific and best-known accelerator programs for early stage companies — has stepped away from managing the firm he set up (and largely built in his own […]

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