500 Startups Selects 20 Startups For Its Accelerator Program

500 Startups Selects 20 Startups For Its Accelerator Program



500 Startups has released the list of the second group of companies in its incubator program, the 500 Startups Accelerator. As part of the announcement, 500 Startups said three of the companies would receive funding from its specially targeted programs.

500 Startups provides early-stage companies with funding ranging from $10K to $250K via seed investments,

The selected startups include:

  • AppGrooves — An iOS app that recommends other apps, promises to “fill the gap between Apple’s App Store and modern advanced EC sites such as Amazon and Netflix.”
  • BugHerd — ”The world’s simplest bug tracker for web designers and developers.”
  • Cardinal Blue — “Building a better way for people to work together in real-time using photos and chat.”
  • Culture Kitchen — “Connects lower-income immigrant women skilled in cooking authentic, ethnic cuisines with food lovers who want to learn this craft and the story behind food.”
  • Daily Aisle — A site where brides can find and book wedding vendors.
  • Hello World — “Simple profiles for developers.”
  • Kibin — “Kibin users will give you unbiased feedback on essays, resumes, or breakup notes.”
  • LaunchBit — “Builds tools to help new web entrepreneurs do customer development.”
  • LaunchRock — Helps companies launch themselves and their products.
  • OVIA — A video interview application “to provide a more human approach to finding the best talent.”
  • Scoopola — “Scoopola is the HotelTonight for live music and theater.”
  • Snapette — Finding and sharing fashion on your phone.
  • StoryTree — “Brings families and loved ones closer together by capturing and sharing the stories that matter.”
  • Tout — “Canned responses on steroids with analytics.”
  • Vayable — “A marketplace for things to do on vacation.”
  • VidCaster — An easy way to create a video site on your own domain.
  • Volta — A tool to track and test the effectiveness of outbound phone calls.
  • Vvall — “Helps you complete your memories by collecting moments captured by friends.”
  • Welcu — “Complete control of your event planning.”
  • Zerply — “A non-corporate LinkedIn, built for the generation who has grown up with the web.”

500 Startups has released the list of the second group of companies in its incubator program, the 500 Startups Accelerator.As part of the announcement, 500 Startups said three of the companies would receive funding from its specially targeted programs.