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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Dave McClure

by Scott Edward Walker on December 13th, 2010

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series entitled “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we post a short video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics to help entrepreneurs succeed.

This week, we present Dave McClure, a smart entrepreneur turned angel investor and venture capitalist and founding partner of 500 Startups, an internet startup seed fund and incubator program headquartered in Mountain View.  In this interesting recent interview (courtesy of Vator.TV), Dave discusses, among other things, (i) how his fund differentiates from other funds; (ii) the changing M&A market (and the new set of potential acquirors); (iii) portfolio company exit strategies; and (iv) customer acquisition.  I hope you enjoy it.  Many thanks, Scott