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Clayton Bryan

Clayton Bryan is a Venture Partner at 500 Startups.

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September 07, 2021
September 07, 2021

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 services and investment instruments.  Mobile money i...
July 09, 2021
July 09, 2021

Crypcentra Is Helping Institutional Investors Navigate the World of Crypto

The crypto asset boom of 2017 was powered by retail investors, but now institutional players appear to be coming around to the momentous opportunities offered by digital currencies. A rising number of big name firms are exploring crypto and drivin...
June 02, 2021
June 02, 2021

Fintor Wants to Make Real Estate Investing Accessible

By Clayton Bryan Real estate investment has traditionally been a game for the privileged few--but the status quo is changing. There are millions of younger retail investors looking for new opportunities to grow their wealth, with a strong appet...
May 21, 2021
May 21, 2021

Neon Is Making it Easier to Pay Bills On Your Terms

As ecommerce becomes more ubiquitous, consumers are choosing different methods of payment.  Increasingly, many are bypassing credit cards  and choosing Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL), a flexible no-cost lending tool that allows customers to p...
March 15, 2021
March 15, 2021

BraveCredit is Helping People Take Control of their Credit

The U.S. is facing dual emergencies, with people taking on significant medical bills and losing their jobs. When unemployment goes up, credit scores go down. During the last recession, 20 million people lost 50 or more points on their credit score...
March 02, 2021
March 02, 2021

JusticeText is Helping Legal Experts With AI-Powered Evidence Tools

Our justice system is overwhelmed with trillions of hours of video footage captured via surveillance, body and dashboard cameras, witness interrogations, and more each day. This video evidence is involved in over 80% of criminal cases. However, it...
January 22, 2021
January 22, 2021

EcoCart Simplifies Sustainable Shopping for Eco-Conscious Buyers

While online shopping offers convenience and a way to stay safe during COVID-19, it is not necessarily the most “green” option. Many people are trying to find a way to offset any damage to the environment with their day-to-day choices, which is wh...
January 20, 2021
January 20, 2021

Apothecary Creates a Skinfluencer-Driven Marketplace for a More Unique Skincare Journey

While the skincare revolution is not new, it is quickly evolving as indie brands drive innovation and as the market continues to grow more quickly than the developed world’s GDP. Compounding that trend are Gen Z entering adulthood and having acces...
January 11, 2021
January 11, 2021

Grow is Helping Teams Share Better and Faster Feedback

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the workplace, many companies are developing new HR playbooks. Working from home is here to stay, which means providing team members with valuable feedback becomes even more important in a remote environment. Not o...
January 08, 2021
January 08, 2021

Accrue Helps Tech Companies Increase Profits through Optimized Pricing

Pricing is a challenge, but now more than ever, companies need to hit the market with optimized pricing to stay competitive. Many companies leave money on the table by not pricing thoughtfully, which can impact revenue. With the right combinat...

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