500 Startups is in rather of a uncanny spot, given that Dave McClure resigned as a GP from 500 Startups in Jul this year after revelation to “multiple” advances toward women and being a “creep.” Since then, there’s been a ghost over a firm’s program, generally as it starts a demo day and starts to hurl into a following class.
That seemed truer currently during a company’s 22nd Demo Day, with CEO Christine Tsai entrance on theatre to make some remarks about some of a changes a organisation has started to make in a arise of what’s happened since.
“Back in August, I mentioned 500 directed to be partial of a resolution when it comes to inclusion, farrago and addressing harassment,” Tsai said. “One unequivocally can’t be addressed but a other. Right off a bat, we hold countless frank, honest discussions within a group as good as rising surveys to strech a common understanding… and [to figure out] where a 500 enlightenment is doing good and where we’re descending short. We came divided with a lot of good learnings, and we’re gonna continue to guard this on a unchanging basis.”
So, removing to a demo day: We’ve remarkable before that demo days can be very hectic, and it can be tough to get a good review on that companies are unequivocally a best ones with only a few mins of information from one presentation. Still, some of them are indeed value highlighting formed on any series of factors like a thought behind a company, a problem they are solving, or a first team.
That was true, again, during 500 Startups’ 22nd Demo Day currently — so, here are a few that stood out to us via a several-hour marathon: