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VegasTechFund Launches AngelList Syndicate with Buffer Funding

VegasTechFund Syndicate Buffer Funding

The VegasTechFund, the $50 million startup fund that’s part of the Downtown Project, has launched an AngelList Syndicate today to raise $400k for San Francisco-based Buffer. The fund was previously focused on funding early-stage startups, and up to this point has invested around $30 million dollars into over 90 early-stage startups. As Tony Hsieh explained on stage… Read more »


500 Startups Helped Rover Position Themselves for the Future

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In mid-February John Coombs unveiled his startup, Rover, to the world. Still relatively young, they’ve just graduated as part of 500 Startups’ recent class, and their business concept and model is catching some serious attention. In short, Rover is an iBeacon platform that helps retailers deliver a better customer experience by transforming their mobile apps… Read more »





The More Friends You Add, the Cheaper Hive Gets

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There is a group of entrepreneurs who have noticed the ever-present and ever-growing cloud storage trend and set out to disrupt the paradigm set in the market segment. There are some great cloud storage options already available, but more often than not the price tags on the premium models of service are pretty big. Hive,… Read more »


500 Startups Demo Day Includes Tech-Enabled Decluttering Service Remoov

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Austin Rachlin and Luis Perez can now call themselves 500 Startups alumni and even mentors, now that Batch 10’s Demo Day has wrapped. The pair are cofounders of Remoov, a decluttering service that utilizes tech in every step of their operations to track and refine logistics. With Remoov, customers pay upfront, and then the Remoov workforce clears out all the customer’s unwanted… Read more »


Marc Andreessen Resigns from eBay

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Marc Andreessen yesterday made the announcement that he would be resigning from the board of directors at eBay. After serving on the board at eBay for six years, Andreessen decided to pull the trigger on his resignation after the board decided to separate eBay and PayPal into independent, publicly traded entities. “I have complete confidence in… Read more »




Dating App Whim: Female-Led, 500 Strong

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Many in the world of tech accelerators and incubators know that 500 Startups founder Dave McClure has doubled down on his support for female-led startups. It’s one of the main reasons that the founders of dating app Whim chose to apply for the program. “Dave’s outspoken support of female-led startups and 500’s notoriously disruptive style really aligned with… Read more »