500 Startups Data Track

The 500 Startups Data Track

The 500 Startups Data Track is for elite big data, machine learning and AI startups powering the next wave of data innovation.

Does your company have what it takes to work with the best?

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Investment

$150,000 SEED INVESTMENT

Companies accepted into the 500 Startups Data Track receive a $150,000 investment from 500 Startups (less program fees) in the form of a convertible security. See our FAQ page for more details.

Expertise

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS

You'll learn from successful founders of data startups, sales and marketing leaders who've driven hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, consultants experienced in efficiently delivering, deploying and supporting data products and more!

Distro Pros

FROM MVP TO PRODUCT-MARKET FIT

Starting with Marketing Hell Week, a week-long bootcamp in rapid growth, startups in the 500 Startups Data Track will benefit from sessions focused on accelerating product-market fit, with topics ranging from enterprise sales techniques to pricing strategies to effective user-centric UI/UX testing (specific to data products!).

Network

ACCESS TO THE 500 NETWORK

When you're 500, you're family. You'll have instant access to the 500 Startups network, including more than 3,000 founders, experienced mentors, investors, high-profile partners, and more.

Coworking Space

COWORKING SPACE

During the program, your team will work from the 500 Startups office in San Francisco, alongside batchmates, mentors and the rest of the 500 Startups team.

Demo Day

DEMO DAY

In addition to the Seed Program Demo Day - a pitch event attended by over 400+ of Silicon Valley's top investors - companies accepted into the 500 Startups Data Track will participate in an invite-only Preview Day for select investors focused on big data, machine learning, and AI.

The 500 Startups Data Track is led by 500 Startups Venture Partner Chris Neumann.  Chris has nearly 15 years of experience in big data as a founder, early employee and investor, including successful exits as the Founder/CEO of DataHero and as the first employee of Aster Data.

Chris Neumann
Chris Neumann
Venture Partner
500 Startups

 

The 500 Startups Data Track brings participants together with experienced speakers, mentors and coaches, including:

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John Akred
Founder & CTO
Silicon Valley Data Science
 
 
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Derek Steer
Founder & CEO
Mode Analytics
 
 
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Carla Holtze
Founder & CEO
Parrable
 
 
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Kyle Wild
Founder & CEO
Keen IO
 
 
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Lee Paries
VP of Sales
GE Aviation Digital
 
 
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Derrick Harris
Founder & Editor
ArchiTECHt
 
 
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Raffael Marty
VP of Security Analytics
Sophos
 
 
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Sushil Thomas
Founder & CEO
Arcadia Data
 
 
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Robert Munro
Principle Product Manager
Amazon AI
 
 
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K Young
Director of Strategy
Datadog
 
 
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Gail Yui
UI/UX Mentor
500 Startups
 
 
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Mike Greenfield
Mentor
500 Startups
 
 

The 500 Startups Data Track is for seed and pre-seed companies innovating in the areas of big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Startups that live and breath data and are creating the next wave of disruptive technologies.

 

We're looking for companies with deep technology at their core, whether building the infrastructure that will power future data applications, making data actionable through targeted applications and innovative "last mile" interfaces or leveraging deep learning to solve this generation's biggest challenges.

 

Unsure if your startup's a fit?  Email us at data@500.co.

Applications Due Soon

The 500 Startups Data Track will kick off July 24th as part of Batch 22 of the 500 Startups Seed Program. Applications are screened on a first-come, first-served basis — if you’ve got what it takes and want to learn from the best, get your shot at success by applying now.

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