Geeks, Entrepreneurs, Startups. The Internet Revolution.
Internet | San Francisco Bay Area, US
I'm a geek, startup investor, former software developer & entrepreneur, occasional tech blogger and internet marketing nerd. I've lived in Silicon Valley for over 20 years and loved every minute. I'm the founding partner of 500 Startups (http://500.co), an Internet seed fund and startup incubator that has invested in hundreds of companies all over the world including Twilio, SendGrid, TaskRabbit, MakerBot, and Wildfire Interactive (acqd by Google in 2012).
Previously, I managed early-stage internet investments for Founders Fund (2008-2010), and also led the Facebook fbFund incubator program (2009). After leaving PayPal in 2004, I was an investor/advisor in ~15 startups including Bix.com (acqd by Yahoo in 2006), Mint.com (acqd by Intuit in 2009), Jambool (acqd by Google in 2010), TeachStreet (acqd by Amazon in 2011), SlideShare (acqd by LinkedIn in 2012), and Mashery (acqd by Intel in 2013).
500 Startups invests in technology companies building consumer and business internet services, and currently manages ~$60M in capital. In addition to investment, we help startups with product and marketing, customer development, design and usability, online distribution, business metrics, and fundraising.
- my bio: http://bit.ly/AboutDaveMcClure
- my blog: http://500hats.com
- my company: http://500.co
- my presentations: http://slideshare.net/dmc500hats
- my investor profile: http://angel.co/davemcclure
professional expertise: tech startups, venture capital, product management, internet marketing, business metrics, community evangelism.
personal interests: geeks, startups, microfinance, economics, music, travel, ultimate frisbee, cartoons & animation.