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Dave McClure

Founding Partner
500 Startups
San Francisco, CA
A self-described geek, former coder and internet marketing nerd, Dave co-founded 500 Startups in 2010. With some $300 million in assets currently under management, the high-energy firm has established itself as a leading global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator. Every year 8,000 startups apply for 200 spots in this renowned incubator.
A tech veteran with over 25 years in Silicon Valley, Dave previously managed early-stage investments for Founders Fund and led the Facebook fbFund incubator. After leaving PayPal in 2004, he was an investor/advisor in a number of startups including, Mint.com, TeachStreet and SlideShare. Before PayPal, he founded Aslan Computing.