It’s demo day time once again for 500 Startups, the early stage venture capital fund and startup accelerator headed up by Silicon Valley’s favorite foul-mouthed investor, techie, and man about town Dave McClure.
We’re here in a packed room at Microsoft’s Mountain View headquarters, where 32 new startups are set to show off the products they’ve worked on over the past four months as the fifth batch of companies in 500 Startups’ Accelerator program, where they’ve received intensive mentorship and $250,000 in seed funding. Also on hand to make presentations are Dave Goldberg of SurveyMonkey and Naval Ravikant of AngelList.
500 Startups has grown a lot in the few years since it was first founded back in 2010. The firm now has a full team of partners who oversee some $50 million in investment funds, with 450 global portfolio companies and more than 1,000 entrepreneurs as part of its globe-spanning tribe.
We’ll be reporting on all the startups as the day goes on, and you can watch the action for yourself in the livestream embedded below:
And in alphabetical order, here are all 32 startups that make up 500 Startups’ fifth class, along with their self descriptions:
BabyList: BabyList is a baby registry that helps new moms discover, share and buy the things they need for their baby.
Chewse: Chewse is the B2B marketplace for groups spending thousands of dollars on meals. Big groups. Big meals. Thousands fed.
Cinemacraft: Video thumbnails are archaic. Cinemacraft’s videogram service produces an interactive pictorial summary of the video (comic). Makes video thumbnails come to life.
Club W: Curated, personalized wine subscription service.
CompStak: We create transparency in commercial real estate by gathering information that is hard to find, difficult to compile, or otherwise unavailable.
Cubie: Cubie Messenger (Android, iPhone) is a free messenger for the creative to chat and draw. Over 4M users and growing.
Cuponomia: Cuponomia is the leading destination for online coupon, deal, and promotional code hunting in Brazil.
Curious Hat: We build mobile exploration tools for curious children.
Dealflicks: Dealflicks is Priceline for movie tickets. We get butts in movie theater seats. You get movie tickets and concessions for up to 60% off
everbill: The easiest way to issue invoices and estimates.
femeninas: Social engagement platform for women and fashion in Spanish.
GazeMetrix: GazeMetrix helps brands know when their pictures appear in social media.
Hunie: The best place for designers to get constructive peer-to-peer critiques.
Iconfinder: Iconfinder is the world’s leading site for icons.
iDreamBooks: Your trusted source of book recommendations. Like RottenTomatoes but for books.
Instamojo: The easiest way to sell digital goods instantly without friction. No more complex forms, time consuming steps or coding skills required to sell.
Kickfolio: We help publishers promote their iPhone apps. Instead of screenshots or videos, brands can embed interactive iPhone app demos on any web page.
Markerly: The dark web is no more. Markerly gives publishers and advertisers the most granular data ever collected while increasing engagement with micro-content sharing and analytics.
Pick1: Retargeting via automated Market Research – Big Data for Opinions Pick1 enriches Market Research information with social media and contextual data, enabling marketeers to efficiently exploit this data to better target audience and content.
Privy: Automated customer acquisition and nurturing for storefront businesses. Merchants set a budget and upload their specials, we automate ad buys across search social and mobile and deliver the only metric that matters: customers.
Qual Canal: Qual Canal tracks conversations about TV shows and ads in social media to deliver insightful audience information to broadcasters, advertisers, and agencies.
Repairy: Repairy is a web-based customer relationship and resource management system for car repair shops and dealerships, integrated with a spare parts marketplace.
SupplyHog: Creating a better way to purchase building materials, so you can Get – Ship – Done.
Tealet: Marketplace that connects tea drinkers with tea growers.
TouristEye: Web and Mobile travel guide that helps you discover, collect and plan remarkable travel experiences for your trips and getaways.
TradeBriefs: Become an Industry Expert through a daily email
Traity: Traity is the new standard of measuring personality online as a worldwide-scale 360 feedback to improve trust between strangers.
UniPay: UniPay is a mobile payment platform for Brazil.
WalletKit: Walletkit is the easiest SaaS platform to deliver digital passes to mobile wallets.We power mobile wallets!
Waygo: Waygo is a suite of simple translation apps. They use your smart phone camera to instantly translate text without internet.
Wideo: Wideo is an intuitive webapp that allows you create awesome animation super easy!! WITH WIDEO…ANYONE CAN MAKE AWESOME ANIMATION IN MINUTES!!!
WhoAPI: Providing extensive domain and website information on a massive scale.
500 Startups is an early-stage seed fund and incubator program located in Mountain View, CA. They invest primarily in consumer & SMB internet startups, and related web infrastructure services. Their initial investment size is typically $25K-$250K. Selected areas of interest include financial services & e-commerce, search/social/mobile platforms, personal & business productivity, education & language, family & healthcare and web infrastructure.