Cadana Is Building Modern Payroll for African Businesses and Workers

Amit Bhatti is a co-author. Nobody likes waiting for payday, but it can be a particularly tedious affair in many parts of the world where payroll is often processed only once a month. Consider Ghana, for example, where most businesses pay monthly and frequently in a very manual fashion, with employers tracking payments on spreadsheets and doling out cash to employees.  This process, ...

Zipia Is Helping Unlock Digital Insurance Sales in Brazil

The U.S. insurtech market has been hot for years and momentum is picking up globally. That includes Latin America, which has a growing ecosystem of companies innovating in insurance, especially as ...

Emerging Impact Is Bringing Decentralized Finance to Mobile Money Networks

Advanced economies offer plenty of opportunities to grow wealth in different ways. But nearly 2 billion people worldwide are still unbanked, and untold numbers lack access to basic  financial servi...

Momo Project Provides Tailored Nutrition for Pets

Most of us consider our pets a part of the family, and we are willing to spend money to keep them healthy. This is particularly true for younger pet owners who are increasingly looking for technolo...

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What Founders Need to Know About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

It can be startling to behold the economic impact of disparities around diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI. Research shows the U.S. has lost $16 trillion in GDP in the last two decades due to ...

How to B Corp for Startups

From Patagonia to Ben & Jerry’s, thousands of businesses globally have chosen to get certified as B Corporations—or companies that balance profits alongside people and planet by meeting high st...

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Cadana Is Building Modern Payroll for African Businesses and Workers

Amit Bhatti is a co-author. Nobody likes waiting for payday, but it can be a particularly tedious affair in many parts of the world where payroll is often processed only once a month. Consider G...

Zipia Is Helping Unlock Digital Insurance Sales in Brazil

The U.S. insurtech market has been hot for years and momentum is picking up globally. That includes Latin America, which has a growing ecosystem of companies innovating in insurance, especially as ...

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500 Startups and Innovate Peru Partner to Scale Early Stage Startups in Peru

It’s no secret that we believe startups are a powerful driver of innovation and economic development. In addition to our commitment of backing diverse founders around the world, you’ll often hear u...

10 Tips for Corporations to Do Proof of Concepts Right with Startups

The era of innovation theater is over. After years of hosting hackathons, building labs, and running accelerators, many corporate innovation teams–those tasked with exploring new opportunities for ...

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Sales Tax Basics: Why Startups Should Care

Guest Post: the following post is a sponsored guest post by Avalara. All views and opinions represented in this post are the views and opinions of Avalara and do not represent those of 500 Startups...

COVID-19 Related Tax Credits

Guest Post: the following post is a sponsored guest post by IncentAdvise. All views and opinions represented in this post are the views and opinions of IncentAdvise and do not represent those ...