500 Startups Batch 7 Announced; SilverPush From India Makes It

US based accelerator 500 Startups has announced its latest batch. SilverPush, a mobile advertising company from India is one of the 30 startups selected for the accelerator program.

Silverpush helps advertisers retarget the existing users over mobile and social networks. We’d written about them in detail sometime ago (Read how Silverpush is making mobile ads easy). The company, founded by Hitesh Chawla and Mudit Seth, was earlier part of the GSF Accelerator. 500 Startups Batch 7

The new batch has 30 companies from many countries including Sweden, UK, Mexico, India and Brazil. The startup accelerator also made its first investment in the biotech sector. uBiome, a microbiome sequencing company made it to this batch.

Here’s a look at the companies that made it to the 500 Startups Batch 7

3Sourcing: A search engine that helps people find, connect with and hire technical talent.

AdEspresso: SaaS to manage and optimize Facebook Ads for SMBs and media agencies.

Anyadir Education: Social recruitment solution for universities.

Bounty Hunter: A contest platform for brands to run creative contests.

Buzzstarter: A distribution as a service (DAAS) platform that takes content from an advertiser, creates a value reward for sharing, and then has the brands’ most ardent followers make it go viral.

BTCJam: A peer to peer bitcoin lending platform.

Builk: Digitizes the construction industry by providing free SaaS for small and medium contractors.

Carreira Beauty: Destination site for Beauty Professionals.

Cityblis:  eCommerce platform to discover unique fashion brands.

EquityZen: A stock market for private companies. Shareholders get cash for their stock and small investors
access investments in large private firms like Warby Parker, ZocDoc, and DropBox.

Goods: A platform designed for the modern wholesaler. Goods provides a service that enables any wholesaler to accept B2B transactions, manage inventory, and create digital catalogs.

Grata: Live, ondemand travel concierge on your smartphone.

LaunchTrack: Intelligent ticketing that turns each ticket into an opportunity to build a relationship with simple communication tools, analytics, and reporting.

MailLift: Twilio for handwritten letters. Real handwritten letters, automated for enterprises. The $42B direct mail industry just got personal.

OLSET: A proactive virtual travel agent that saves travelers time and automatically finds them the best hotels based on their preferences.

Partender: Via a few taps and swipes on iOS, Partender brings bars into the 21st century and reduces the time it takes managers to do bar inventory from 6 hours to 15 minutes or less.

PlateJoy: Creates personalized weekly menus based on health goals, lifestyle, and dietary preferences.

Popbasic: Designs and manufactures limited edition micro collections for women. Each collection includes three pieces of clothing and accessories, sold as a set for under $100 with free worldwide shipping.

Populr: A micropublishing platform that helps business people easily deliver information through single web pages.

RealtyShares: An online investment platform that uses crowdfunding to pool investors into private real estate investments.

Sales Beach: Automates your outbound sales. With our technology, you can send personalized emails to hundreds or thousands of possible contacts in your target industry and turn responses into meetings.

Shopeando: Online retailer for unbranded products in Latin America.

Shopseen: Simplifies running a retail business and help merchants reach more customers.

Sidelines: Crowdsource and deliver comments to improve the quality and engagement potential of discussion/comment sections on sports websites.

uBiome: Direct-to-consumer microbiome sequencing company.

ViralGains: Viral Marketing at scale through technology that measures how consumers watch, share, and talk about video content.

WePlann: Way to discover and book unique vacation experiences.

WishPlz: A web and mobile shopping app that lets you bookmark any product, from any retailer website, and get alerted when the price drops.

Zboard: Designs, builds, and sells the ZBoard WeightSensing Electric Skateboard.

Full announcement here.

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