SpotHero, already parked at Excelerate, snares 500 Startups investment

The ten companies participating in Chicago-based tech accelerator Excelerate Labs get to make their formal pitches to investors next Wednesday. That hasn’t stopped one of the participating companies, parking-reservations startup SpotHero, from securing an initial round of funding beforehand from Silicon Valley venture-capital firm 500 Startups.

SpotHero met with 500 Startups founder Dave McClure when Mr. McClure visited Excelerate last month, and finalized the deal shortly thereafter…

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Filed under: Excelerate in the News — August 23, 2012