We’re proud to announce our 18th cohort of accelerator companies

We’re proud to announce our 18th cohort of accelerator companies (appropriately called B18) residing in the 500 Startups San Francisco office for the next four months.

The batch has a few themes and includes 46 companies total. There is an 11 company FinTech track (five in insurance) led by Sheel Monet who runs the 500 FinTech fund and 8 company Digital Health track led by Rebecca Woodcock.

There are also themes in industrial applications, Tristan Pollock’s experiential lifestyles track (think about companies like Outsite that let you live and work from anywhere), and MOAR bots, including bot analytics company Statsbot, Track for freelance taxes, AI homeowner financial dashboard Homebot, and SimplifiMed for monitoring high risk patients.

500 Startups continues to remain one of the most diverse organizations and accelerators in Silicon Valley and our founders in this batch show it:

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