500 Batch 21 Demo Day Recap

On August 1, 2017, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, 500 Startups’ latest batch, Batch 21, celebrated their graduation from our 4-month accelerator program with Demo Day. The 28 Batch companies hailing from 9 different countries successfully pitched their companies to a room full of 500 active and accredited investors + 2,000 more tuning in via livestream. Below is a recap of the event.

Emcee and 500 team member, Matt Ellsworth, kicks off Demo Day (Photo Credit: Sumit@sreel.com).

WHAT IS DEMO DAY? An invite-only event for 500+ active & accredited investors, Demo Day is a private viewing of our most recent accelerator startups before they ‘graduate’. Attendees will get a first look at the startups, meet the founders, and network with other top-tier investors, corporate strategists, & press.

VIEW THE B21 PITCHES HERE

VIEW PHOTOS FROM B21 DEMO DAY HERE

Taran Ghatrora, CEO & Co-Founder of Ellebox, a startup that changes the way women experience their periods. 500 Startups B21 (Photo Credit: Sumit@sreel.com).

B21 DEMO DAY PRESS COVERAGE >>
Our favorite startups from 500 Startups’ 21st class – TechCrunch
AA Audience, Folia Water, Improvado.io and Pluma are Bay Area companies that pitched at 500 Startups Demo Day – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Batch 21 company, VR Motion, runs a test drive of their virtual reality automotive experience (Photo Credit: Sumit@sreel.com).

MORE ABOUT THE BATCH 21 COMPANIES >>
As usual, B21 represented a wide array of technologies ranging between Conversational Commerce, Big Data, drones, VR, transportation, digital health and FinTech. There were also two tracks – B2B Sales and automotive hosted with General Motors.

  • 43% of this batch is international, coming from countries like Israel, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Turkey, and Canada. Plus, 7 of the companies were Canadian!
  • 30% of the batch has at least one female founder.
  • 25% of the batch has a founder of color.
Batch 21 and the Mountain View accelerator team on demo day (Photo Credit: Sumit@sreel.com).

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE B21 COMPANIES AND/OR GET INTRODUCED

WANT MORE 500? IF YOU’RE AN ACTIVE OR ACCREDITED INVESTOR, REGISTER HERE FOR BATCH 22 DEMO DAY OCTOBER 24 IN SAN FRANCISCO, AND DON’T MISS OUR OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS.