500 Startups Media Statement Announcements Last Updated: Wednesday, 5 July 2017 LaunchVic is determined to promote meaningful change to address issues facing women in the startup and tech sector globally and here, in our local Victorian ecosystem. Our statement from Monday still stands. Dave McClure has now been removed from 500 Startups. We are in discussions with 500 Startups and are carefully considering options to make a meaningful difference and affect real change. We will have more to say when we are able.