Nick Bawa, CEO & Co-Founder, recently visited San Francisco to attend 500 Startups Batch 21 Demo Day, an invitation only event for 500+ accredited & active investors, corp strategics, and press to check out the latest accelerator batch of awesome companies from around the world.
About 500 Startups
500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund with a network of startup programs headquartered in Silicon Valley with over $350M in committed capital across 4 main funds and 13 micro funds. We have invested in +1,700 technology startups all over the world since our inception in 2010 including: Twilio (NYSE: TWLO), Credit Karma, Grab, Udemy, Ipsy, Talkdesk, Intercom, MakerBot (acq’d by SSYS), Wildfire (acq’d by GOOG), and Viki (acq’d by Rakuten). Our team of 150 people based in 20 countries manage seed investments across 60 countries and speak over 25 languages. The 500 Seed Program emphasizes internet marketing and customer acquisition, design and user experience, and lean startup practices and metrics in San Francisco, Mountain View, and Mexico City.
Covintus at Demo Day
Covintus has been working closely with OurHealthMate, one of the Batch 21 companies to present at 500 Startups Demo Day, to showcase their new mobile app. The app was created as an extension to their web platform, to allow more accessibility to mobile customers. OurHealthMate.com is a medical appointment portal which provides a simple 3 step appointment booking for healthcare over the internet.
Covintus built a hybrid app using ionic framework (Cordova) which works on both Android and iOS as well as several APIs for seamless use between both web and mobile.
In coming out to support OurHealthMate, Nick got a chance to meet all of the Batch 21 companies. “It was fantastic! A lot of exciting technology and innovation. Great energy from Batch21!”, said Nick.
Take a look here for a recap of the event, including all 28 pitches – https://500.co/500-batch-21-demo-day-recap/!
Investing through Services
Covintus provides quality capabilities that would otherwise only be available to Fortune 500 companies. Beginning in 2015, Covintus began investment in startup companies in need of high quality IT as part of their growth strategy. However, this is not your usual equity investment! It’s an investment through software solutions. Startups need cash, but they also need business partners that can offer more than money. They need experience and a highly skilled team to achieve their goals. The partnership that Covintus offers companies, such as OurHealthMate, has done just that on the technology front.
After meeting all the impressive Batch 21 companies, Covintus hopes to create more great partnerships through this type of investing.