Geek, Marketer, Hustler, Investor, Dancer, Blogger, Troublemaker, and Sith Lord.
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 I'm passionate about geeks, tech, and entrepreneurship.
I'm the founding partner of 500 Startups (http://500.co), a global seed fund & startup accelerator that has invested in hundreds of companies all over the world including Twilio, SendGrid, Credit Karma, MakerBot (acq by SSYS in 2013 for $400M), Wildfire Interactive (acq by Google in 2012 for $350M), and Viki (acq by Rakuten in 2013 for $200M).
Previously, I managed early-stage internet investments for Founders Fund (2008-2010), and led the Facebook fbFund incubator program (2009). After leaving PayPal in 2004, I was an investor/advisor in ~15 startups including Bix.com (acq by Yahoo in 2006), Mint.com (acq by Intuit in 2009), Jambool (acq by Google in 2010), TeachStreet (acq by Amazon in 2011), SlideShare (acq by LinkedIn in 2012), and Mashery (acq by Intel in 2013).
500 Startups invests in technology companies building consumer and business internet services, and currently manages ~$80M in capital. Our headquarters are in Silicon Valley, however our team is comprised of ~30 people all over the world, including the SF Bay Area, New York City, Southern California, Mexico City, Brazil, India, China, and SE Asia. 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
- our company: http://500.co
- my presentations: http://slideshare.net/dmc500hats
- my investor profile: http://angel.co/davemcclure