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Storiaverse launches a short-form storytelling app that combines video and written content

Agnes Kozera and David Kierzkowski, the co-founders of podcast sponsorship marketplace Podcorn, today launched their newest app — Storiaverse, a short-form entertainment platform that offers a multi

500 Global closes $143M fund for Southeast Asia startups

500 Global, the venture firm and seed accelerator, has closed $143 million in financing for what it claims is its largest Southeast Asia early-stage fund to date. The new tranche, 500 Southeast Asia I

500 Global spreads its wings across the Caucasus and Eastern Europe, via Tbilisi

European accelerators are going through an interesting time right now. For instance, Techstars Stockholm was all set to launch and then abruptly shut down. And I think it’s now commonly accepted tha

Gameball raises $3.5M to scale its CRM platform for consumer brands

The uptake of customer relationship management (CRM) tools has grown immensely over the last few years such that the market size is expected to experience a 12.5% compound annual growth rate, and be w

500 Global, GIZ establish bootcamp for accelerators in Africa to help them define sustainable business models

Silicon Valley-based VC firm 500 Global and Germany’s economic development agency Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) will train managers of leading accelerators in Africa over th

TechCrunch+ roundup: Edtech market map, robotics fundraising, getting started with FinOps

Clayton Bryan, head of 500 Global’s accelerator fund, says demo days are still key for founders and investors, even if they're held virtually.

500 Global’s take on the rising competition among startup accelerators

500 Global, a startup accelerator formerly known as 500 Startups, has rebranded to become a venture firm. Here's how it impacts startups.

The biggest moonshots from 500 Global’s latest Demo Day

It’s demo day season. This morning marked the kickoff of VC firm 500 Global’s Fall 2022 Demo Day, which saw over a dozen startups give their best pitches to prospective investors — a

Userpilot, a product-led growth platform for SaaS companies, raises $4.6M

Userpilot, a product-led growth platform for SaaS companies, has raised $4.6 million in a seed funding round led by Silicon Badia, with participation from ScOp Ventures and 500 Global. The startup’s

‘I need evidence yesterday’: Gesund raises $2 million to provide algorithm-validating data

It’s one thing to develop a medical algorithm, quite another to prove that it actually works. To do that, you need one crucial thing that’s hard to come by: medical data. And one startup is re

500 Global’s Christine Tsai shares her 2022 VC predictions

After incredible growth in the past two year, all signs point to a continued abundance of opportunities for startup founders and investors in the year ahead.

Nigeria’s ThankUCash secures $5.3M to build infrastructure for cash back, deals and BNPL services

Loyalty, deals and rewards services are a rarity in most African markets. The unit economics and other factors such as currency instability make such businesses hard to pull off in the region. Yet Tha