Dave McClure is the founder of 500 Startups, an early-stage venture fund and seed accelerator. As a longtime operational leader, McClure founded his first company in 1994, Aslan Computing, and has held leadership roles at companies like PayPal, Simply Hired, and Facebook’ fbFund.

In 2010, he founded the world-renowned 500 Startups, which has invested in over 1,500 technology startups such as Credit Karma, Twilio, SendGrid, and Wildfire Interactive, positioning him as a key stakeholder in the multi-trillion dollar tech industry. Dave shared his insights about both the art and science of investing in a notoriously uncertain landscape, revealing why investors must also be great entrepreneurs.




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