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.

HQSan Francisco, CA, US
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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

Sales automation startup Purple Go used this pitch deck to raise seed money from 500 Startups

The US-based sales firm can manage orders, track inventory, price eyewear, send patient invoices, and enable online payments on its platform.

Digital onboarding startup Idwall used this pitch deck to bag seed money from 500 Startups

Idwall helps companies build a digital onboarding process via its face match, background check, and automated optical character recognition offerings.

US-based Mural used this pitch deck to raise $23m at the 500 Startups Demo Day

Mural is a digital workspace where users can create diagrams, flow charts, and maps and work with teammates, clients, and customers.

Fintech firm Utrust used this pitch deck to raise funding from 500 Startups

Utrust is a blockchain payment solution that helps merchants accept digital currencies and provides rewards for transactions made within the app.

US-based Preteckt used this pitch deck to secure funding from 500 Startups

The US-based firm claimed that it could pinpoint maintenance failures with two weeks' notice at the earliest and two days at the latest.

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.
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500 Startups Blogs

Stoovo is How Gig Workers Meet Their Earning Goals

Did you know that nearly 40% of U.S. workers now participate in the gig economy in some form? The uncertainty of the pandemic and its impact on the stability of jobs has only increased the need for workers to augment incomes, as many people like students and retirees only work in the sector part-tim…

How Serena Ventures Built a Portfolio With 60% Diverse Founders

Serena Ventures partner Alison Rapaport Stillman thinks VCs need to get out of their comfort zones. Take trading cards, something Alison has never cared about—that is until alternative assets boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Suddenly, she found herself learning about trading cards, trying to und…

MightyFly’s Next-Generation Drones Have Sky-High Potential

When we first met MightyFly’s founders Manal Habib and Scott Parker, we quickly knew they had that perfect combination of technical expertise and tenacity–a world-class team of experienced drone engineers capable of reshaping logistics.  Their vision is a lofty one: to build large autonomous cargo a…

Emerging Fund Managers Share Tips on Breaking into Venture Capital

Four emerging fund managers gathered recently at 500 Startups’ 2021 Unity and Inclusion Summit to discuss what it takes to break into VC, forge relationships with LPs and build diverse founder pipelines.  The talk featured McKeever “Mac” Conwell, a two-time founder and former investor for the state …

Jasper is Simplifying Medical Financing for Patients and Providers

We’ve seen payment solutions mature in the e-commerce and brick and mortar space with companies such as Klarna, Affirm, or Paidy leading the way. Yet, digital payment solutions in the healthcare industry are still early and the checkout process remains unnecessarily frustrating for both offices and …

Andreessen Horowitz’s Naithan Jones on Finding the Next P. Diddy

Andreessen Horowitz partner Naithan Jones sees a disconnect in the way venture capitalists identify and value entrepreneurial talent. He points to a time he once spotted Mark Zuckerberg and Diddy chatting in a room in Silicon Valley. Some VCs might not see clear similarities between the tech and mus…
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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.