Taiwan’s Cubie and Japan’s Cinemacraft among 33 companies to join fifth batch of 500 Startups
November 1, 2012 by Terence LEE
US seed fund and startup accelerator 500 Startups has announced its latest batch of incubatees. Among the 33 are representatives from Asia that include Taiwan’s Cubie and Japan’s Cinemacraft. This fifth batch is notable for being one of the most diverse in the incubator’s history. Seven companies have at least one woman founder, while 19 of the startups are from outside the United States. The application process for this batch was more open. Startups simply needed to fill up the application and they could supplement it with data from AngelList.
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