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Episode Info: Dave McClure Talks About 500Startups Investment Strategy in Emerging Markets 500Startups and Dave McClure needs no introduction - the Valley based prolific Startup fund and its head was in Web Summit 2015 in Dublin. Not surprisingly he was very much in demand but lucky for you that I had the chance to interview with him :) If you are a good followers of the recent news you'll know that 500 Startups has taken a bold direction to introduce a new fund to invest in Turkish Startups recently. Erhan Erdogan, the 500Startups Partner in Turkey, has already declared 3 startups they are going to invest in and this is expected to create a domino effect. (link in Turkish) Does Refugee Crisis Scare 500 Startups? Investing in Turkey means neighboring to a civil war. Dave himself is visiting Istanbul quite often (he says 6 times in the last 3 years in the podcast) is no foreigner to the issues. In the podcast you'll also find his point of view on that front. How does 500Startups Investment Strategy Differ in Cash-Tight Ecosystems - like Turkey? He also goes on to give great advices to the founders in countries who have harder access to the funds. He admits that they might look into different parameters and explains what those are. Listen to the show now for more!Read more »

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