Y Combinator (YC) is one of the most famous startup accelerators around the globe. According to a study done by SeedRanking, YC and AngelPad were the best accelerators in the US in 2017. Besides funding, most YC startups get massive media exposure and extensive training. YC has 2 batches...
Every startup passes through many stages. Each stage has its corresponding round of funding. For each round, the startup must have achieved some milestones and should target specific investors. Targeting the right investors at the right time can save entrepreneurs a lot of time and effort. But before exploring all...
In our previous posts, we discussed the top global, European, Asian, MENA, and African startup competitions. In this post, we will list the top competitions in Latin America. Unfortunately, Latin America has very few startup competitions if compared with other regions around the world. Accordingly, we list only three...
Knowing how your competitors are operating their businesses is very important. In the early stage, this knowledge can help founders make the right decisions and find the best product/market fit. In the later stage, it can help them improve their business, increase their market share, and hopefully be among...
Unicorns are startups worth more than one billion dollars. All entrepreneurs around the world dream about building a unicorn. Sadly, 90% of startups fail before they become even multi-million-dollar ones. According to the founder of Climate, each startup has only a 0.00006% chance of becoming a multi-billion-dollar firm. To better...
In the startup world, equity is split among investors, founders, advisors, and early employees. Investors get some shares in exchange for their money. On the other hand, founders, advisors, and employees get their shares in exchange for their efforts. In this article, we will cover the best practices for...
First-time founders tend to make many common mistakes at the beginning of their journeys. Some of these mistakes can slow them down, while others can kill their startups. Knowing these mistakes can save them time, money, and effort. If you are a first-time founder or are thinking about starting...
Establishing the proper price for your product or service plays an important role in your business success. A high price can prevent many consumers from using your product. On the other hand, a low price can lead to losses or profit reduction. In this article we will review the...
500 Startups is among the world’s top startup accelerators. According to SeedRankings, it was among the top tier of accelerators except for last year. In 2017, 500 Startups was considered “Gold,” which comes after the “Platinum” and “Platinum Plus” tiers. 500 Startups offers the same funding of Y Combinator...
In the past few weeks, we have discussed the performance of startups that graduated from YC and 500 Startups. In this post, we’ll compare startups that graduated from YC, 500, and Techstars. To create this infographic, we chose about 100 startups from each. As a means of ensuring a...

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