From the companies it funds to the partners it hires, Dave McClure’s 500 Startups is one of the most internationally-focused accelerators in the country. And its sixth and latest batch of 28 companies, announced this morning, keeps the trend going, with 2/3 of the companies hailing from outside the US. That’s up from 57% for its last accelerator group. This investment also marks the first time 500 Startups has included an African startup (Ghana’s Dropifi, a customer analysis widget) and Middle Eastern startups (The translation tool Dakwak and the mobile game developer Tamatem, both hailing from Jordan).
To give you a better idea of the international makeup of its latest group:
But wait, there’s more.
Warning: if you’re not the kind of person who wants to watch a bunch of startup people rap in a Thrift Shop parody video, please close this tab.
Still here? Okay. Now for all you masochists left, here’s the video 500 Startups sent over to go with its announcement. “Enjoy.”