500 Startups is a Silicon Valley venture capital seed fund & startup accelerator. We have invested in hundreds of internet startups in ~50 countries all over the world. We run an incubation and accelerator program emphasizing design & user experience, distribution & customer acquisition, and lean startup practices & metrics. Our investment team is comprised of 16 people who speak ~20 languages and operate in 12 different countries. Our team and mentors have had operational experience at companies such as: PayPal, Google, YouTube, Yahoo, Microsoft, eBay, LinkedIn, Twitter, Apple & Facebook.