Demo Days at 500Startups can be a tough crowd

You think it’s tough pitching your brand-new startup to a room full of sceptical, knowledgeable industry experts, angels and venture capitalists? Try warming up that same crowd with some clever, funny satirical rap. DJ Real is a great performer and...

Silicon Valley incubator 500Startups invests in Bugherd

It’s been a crazy, do-not-adjust-your-set kind of week. We experienced a rush of site visits and signups on 9 June following coverage in US tech press including TechCrunch, GigaOm, VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb, and AllThingsD. At the time we were getting ready...

The Wonder of Emergent Behaviour

I was watching my 2 year old son play this morning. He was playing with a Fisher Price cash register. It’s a fairly complex tool for little kids, but he loves it. The general workflow is that you put a...