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20+ pitches from the new 500Startups cos

Yesterday I attended the 500Startups demo day – it was a fun event and will be interesting to compare to the YC demo day coming up later this month as well.

For everyone who didn’t make it, I wanted to share all the slides:

LaunchBit
Ad network for email

Zerply
Professional networking done right

LaunchRock
Viral product landing pages

FromUs
Social gifting for friends/family

DailyGobbleCRM for restaurants

Manpacks
Subscriptions for men’s clothing/products

TinfoilSecurityWeb security made simple

Console.fm
Easy button for awesome music 

WillCall
Mobile app for last-minute tickets 

Storytree
Capture and share stories for families 

Welcu:
Manage unique, high-end events 

CardinalBlue
Social photo collage app for mobile

Volta
Lightweight CRM for businesses to manage outbound calls 

DailyAisle
Kayak for weddings 

CultureKitchen
Authentic ethnic cooking classes

OVIA
Video-based screening for hiring

Loku
Local guides for travelers

Coderbuddy
Software development on tap

CraftCoffeeSubscription coffee

AppGrooves
A/B testing platform for developers

Skipola
White-label mobile food ordering tools

VidCasterVideo site creator

Kibin
Proofreading marketplace

ToutApp
Email template automation

BugHerd
Visual issue tracking

Snapette
Fashion mobile app

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