500 Startups

500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator based in Silicon Valley with ~$200M in assets under management. We have invested in a wide variety of technology startups all over the world, currently over 1,400 companies since our inception in 2010. Our team of 100 people manage seed investments in 18 countries and speak over 20 languages. We run accelerator programs in San Francisco & Silicon Valley 4x per year emphasizing internet marketing and customer acquisition, design and user experience, and lean startup practices and metrics. We also have our global Distro Dojo program which focuses on growth-hacking post-seed companies. Our investment team and mentor network has operational experience at companies such as PayPal, Google, Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Twitter and Apple.

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500 Startups was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, US

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Key People/Management at 500 Startups

Christine Tsai

Christine Tsai

CEO & Founding Partner
Bedy Yang

Bedy Yang

Managing Partner
Courtney Powell

Courtney Powell

Khailee Ng

Khailee Ng

Managing Partner
Tim Chae

Tim Chae

Managing Partner
Tony Wang

Tony Wang

Managing Partner
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500 Startups Office Locations

500 Startups has offices in San Francisco and Singapore
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
1048 Folsom St, San Francisco
Singapore, SG
168, #20-01 Robinson Rd, Capital Tower
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500 Startups News and Updates

US-based Pilota raised seed funding from 500 Startups using this pitch deck

Pilota uses AI and machine learning to predict flight disruptions for passengers and automatically rebooks a traveler’s flight for free.

500 Startups opens batch 3 of accelerator programs in Singapore and the US

500 Startups first held the two programs in 2019, which are part of a two-way partnership with Enterprise Singapore.

500 Startups Vietnam to ramp up investments in healthtech, agritech, says Eddie Thai

It also plans to increase its ticket size per investment to up to $2 million. The post 500 Startups Vietnam to ramp up investments in healthtech, agritech, says Eddie Thai appeared first on DealStreetAsia.

[Funding alert] MemeChat raises $150K as the first Indian startup at 500 Startups Accelerator Programme

Mumbai-based startup MemeChat will use the funding to improve user experience on its app, which allows meme creators to be paid by brands.

500 Startups partners with government unit to support tech startups in Cambodia

Over the initial two-year partnership, the VC firm will bring together founders throughout the country to form teams and technology companies.

500 Startups invests up to $150k each in 9 Vietnamese firms on its Demo Day

Most of the companies that presented at the event graduated from the 10-week Saola Accelerator program.
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500 Startups Online and Social Media Presence

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500 Startups Blogs

MemeChat is Making People Laugh and Getting Meme Creators Paid

Memes are a huge part of the culture of the internet, especially for Millenials and Gen Z.  Ever try making a meme on your phone though? Creating a meme on the fly and customizing it to the moment can be way harder than it looks. Not to mention earning anything for that creation! From our […] The po…

Batch 27 Presents at 500 Startups’ Digital Demo Day

Digital Demo Day has returned for a second consecutive year, with 500 Startups showcasing Batch 27 to a global network of investors, corporates and press.  Twenty-nine companies delivered pre-recorded presentations in a live streamed event, with more than 1,300 RSVPs from around the globe, and the l…

The Inclusion Impact Index Project: A Call for Founders to Participate

We know that entrepreneurs across the United States – women, men, Black, Latine, Veterans, LGBTQ+ and more – are contributing enormously to the success of our economy. But do we know how much? And how many more jobs could they have created or raised capital with equal access to resources?  Do you wa…

Tethr Provides a Peer-Enabled Mental Health and Well-Being Platform for Men

Even before the pandemic, 77% of men were dealing with some form of stress, anxiety, or depression and 40% said it would take thoughts of suicide or self-harm for them to reach out and get any help, according to a survey by behavioral care provider Priory.  Yet, there are few online community platfo…

EcoCart Simplifies Sustainable Shopping for Eco-Conscious Buyers

While online shopping offers convenience and a way to stay safe during COVID-19, it is not necessarily the most “green” option. Many people are trying to find a way to offset any damage to the environment with their day-to-day choices, which is why we’re so excited to work with EcoCart. The startup …

Apothecary Creates a Skinfluencer-Driven Marketplace for a More Unique Skincare Journey

While the skincare revolution is not new, it is quickly evolving as indie brands drive innovation and as the market continues to grow more quickly than the developed world’s GDP. Compounding that trend are Gen Z entering adulthood and having access to larger discretionary spending and a need for a b…
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500 Startups Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was 500 Startups founded?

    500 Startups was founded in 2010.

  • Who are 500 Startups key executives?

    500 Startups's key executives are Christine Tsai, Bedy Yang and Courtney Powell.

  • Where is 500 Startups headquarters?

    500 Startups headquarters is located at 1048 Folsom St, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are 500 Startups offices?

    500 Startups has offices in San Francisco and Singapore.

  • How many offices does 500 Startups have?

    500 Startups has 2 offices.