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Today, accelerator and VC fund 500 Startups debuted 35 companies in its demo day for its latest San Francisco batch — and 15th overall. The makeup of the companies who strutted onstage to pitch their companies to potential investors looked very similar to what we’ve expected from 500: 40 percent of the companies were international, 33 percent included a female founder, 15 percent included a black founder and 10 percent included a Latino founder. The companies themselves also seemed like typical representations of the accelerator’s aims: the goal of 500 Startups is a case study of applying venture capital to…

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