SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BIGcontrols is proud to join one of the world's most influential startup incubators – 500 Startups. As a member of Batch 18 in San Francisco, BIGcontrols is poised to take full advantage of the training, mentoring and networking that 500 Startups provides. The accelerator program kicked off on July 19 and will culminate at Demo Day in late October where they will pitch to peers and investors at the 500 Startups San Francisco office.
"We're fired up to be a part of the #500STRONG family!", said Scott Nelson, Founder & CEO of BIGcontrols. "We feel that 500 puts us on the map in Silicon Valley and we want to take advantage of this opportunity to help us grow."
500 Startups will provide investment into BIGcontrols along with access to their network of 1,000+ founders, 200+ mentors, and staff. The support from 500 comes in many forms – educational sales & marketing training, hands-on support, introductions to potential customers, and connections with industry mentors. All said, 500 Startups will give BIGcontrols the tools to kick-start that hockey stick growth.
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, BIGcontrols develops and markets regulatory technology solutions specifically designed for government incentives compliance management. Their proprietary technology conforms with the proposed FASB Topic 832 Accounting Standards Update: Disclosures by Business Entities for Government Assistance. BIGcontrols is the only software company in the market providing a comprehensive compliance management solution for government incentives. For more information, visit www.bigcontrols.com.
About 500 Startups
500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator based in Silicon Valley with over $250M in assets under management. We have invested in a wide variety of technology startups all over the world, currently over 1,500 companies since our inception in 2010 including: Credit Karma, Grab, Twilio, Udemy, Ipsy, TalkDesk, Intercom, MakerBot (acq'd by SSYS), Wildfire (acq'd by GOOG), and Viki (acq'd by Rakuten). Our team of ~125 people manage seed investments in 20 countries and speak over 25 languages. We run Accelerator programs emphasizing internet marketing and customer acquisition, design and user experience, and lean startup practices and metrics. Our Distro team and programs deliver growth marketing and investment for seed-stage companies. Our investment team and mentor network has operational experience at companies such as PayPal, Google, Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Twitter and Apple.
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