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TechCrunch’s favorite companies from 500 Startups’ latest demo day

Today 500 Startups hosted a digital demo day for its 26th batch of startups, a gaggle of firms that TechCrunch coated again in February.

500 just isn’t the one accelerator that moved its conventional investor pitch occasion on-line; Y Combinator made the same transfer after efforts to flatten the unfold of COVID-19 required modifications that made its conventional demo day setup briefly unimaginable.

In addition to internet hosting a couple of dozen startup pitches right this moment, 500 additionally defined modifications to its personal format and offered notes on the present state of the enterprise market.

Regarding how 500 Startups is shaking up the way it handles its accelerator, the group intends to pivot to a rolling-admissions setup that can give contributors extra flexibility; the group will nonetheless maintain two demo days every year — TechCrunch has extra on the modifications right here.

Regarding the enterprise market, 500 Startups mentioned enterprise capital’s funding tempo might gradual for a number of months. This appears possible, given how the financial system has taken physique blows in latest weeks as enormous swaths of the world’s financial system shut down. What recommendation did 500 have within the face of the brand new world? What you’d anticipate: startups ought to lower burn and concentrate on prospects.

Got all that? OK, let’s speak about our favourite firms from the present 500 cohort.

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