Crunch Report | Vantiv Buys Worldpay for $10 Billion

Dave McClure steps down from 500 Startups, Vantiv buys Worldpay for $10 billion, Baidu’s self-driving platform and Baidu teams up with Nvidia. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...

Employee email claims 500 Startups leadership delayed acknowledging McClure’s harassment, as new allegations surface

An email circulated to 500 Startups staffers by its Mountain View accelerator lead and partner Elizabeth Yin makes several claims that contradict the narrative presented...

Dave McClure has resigned as GP of 500 Startups

Dave McClure has resigned as general partner of 500 Startups, TechCrunch has learned. We have confirmed co-founder Christine Tsai asked for his resignation and he...

500 Startups admits it kept Australian LP in the dark over investigation into Dave...

500 Startups has apologized to its Australian LP LaunchVic after the U.S. firm admitted that it failed to disclose an internal investigation into sexual harassment claims...

500 Startups’ Dave McClure apologizes for ‘multiple’ advances toward women and being a ‘creep’

Taking an alternative approach to Chris Sacca’s pre-publication statement on the New York Times’ story of his alleged misconduct, Dave McClure waited a day to...

McClure steps back at 500 Startups after internal sexual misconduct investigation

Dave McClure, the founder and public face of 500 Startups — one of the most prolific and best-known accelerator programs for early stage companies —...

500 Startups closes $35M Japan fund with the backing of the Japanese government

500 Startups has announced the close of its fund for Japan, more than 18 months after it was first unveiled. The effort is backed by...

Our favorite startups from 500 Startups’ 20th class

41 startups graced the stage at 500 Startups’ 20th demo day at the Parc55 hotel in downtown San Francisco. The event came complete with mascots, a summer of love theme and...

Crunch Report | Juicero Running Dry?

 Today’s Stories  Juicero users find that man trumps machine Facebook will license its new 360 cameras that capture in six degrees of freedom Spotify’s half-priced student pricing expands worldwide Microsoft to shut down Wunderlist...

GM taps 500 Startups to find early-stage investments in upcoming classes

GM has made a number of big acquisitions and investments in the past few years. It picked up self-driving company Cruise earlier this year and dropped...