500 Startups is a Silicon Valley-based venture firm. 500 Startups has made over 1,800 investments in over 50 countries. 500 runs an accelerator programme called the “500 Seed Program” in the valley for early stage companies. Outside of the Valley, 500 runs the “500 Series A Program” for later stage companies.

I joined the 500 team in August 2015, as a “Growth Hacker in Residence”. I run the “500 Series A Program” aka the “London Distro Dojo” “Berlin Dojo” and ” Isreal Bootcamp” along with three other colleagues.

The Programme runs for 12-weeks including a 1-month in-residence portion. We work with portfolio companies from the UK, EU and MENA, to teach them a “Growth Methodology” and to help them scale their current businesses in preparation for their Series A funding milestone.

When asked if founders would recommend the programme to other founders. The net promoter score (NPS) of the programmes in London, Berlin and Isreal are consistently 9+ out of 10.

In this programme, I have personally worked with 40 companies.

My areas of focus:

  • High Tempo Testing
  • Helping companies identify their OMTM
  • “Understanding Your Customers”
  • “Creating an Inbound Strategy”
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • “Search Marketing Efficiencies”

Some highlights from the programme:

  • Truely Experiences reduced their CPA by 75%
  • Airsorted increased monthly sales 150% in 3 months
  • Click Mechanic increased revenue from SEO by 75%

A few of the companies I’ve worked with :

  • “Nopadon has such a strong reputation in the London tech scene, and it’s well-deserved. He’s consistently one of the top-rated staff in the “Distro Dojo” – companies love him, and his impact is transformative. He’s sincere and kind, but uncompromising in his expectations and his work ethic. He’s an absolute savant when it comes to inbound marketing – if he doesn’t know it, it’s not worth knowing. It’s an honour and a joy to work with Nopadon every day.”

    – Matt Lerner
    Venture Partner – 500 Startups

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