Invest with 500 Startups
$151.5K ($50K)
Typical Investments
10
Expected Deals/Year
104
Unique LPs have invested
Note from 500 Startups

500 Startups is a Silicon Valley seed fund founded by PayPal and Google alums, and we run one of the top-ranked accelerator programs in the world. We have invested in hundreds of companies across 50 countries, and receive thousands of applications from startups who compete for 30 spots in our accelerator every quarter. Our investing team & mentors have worked at global internet platform companies such as Google, Facebook, PayPal, Amazon, YouTube, Yahoo, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Apple. (we're kind of a big deal ;)

Dealflow

We expect to syndicate ~1 deal per month (~5% of our total # annual investments). Our typical investment will be ~$100K, but could be between $50-$250K. In addition to our capital, we expect to have between $100K-$1M additional capacity (per deal). Note: in case we have limited availability for any syndicate investment, we will offer first preference to investors with whom we have a long pre-existing relationship, in addition to our community of mentors and founders. After that, we will preference larger commitment backers first. (so altho our minimum is $10K, we prefer backers at $25-50K+)

Team
Bedy Yang
Seed Fund
Managing Partner 500Startups (focused Latam + international); Founder @brazil-innovators
Christine Tsai
Seed Fund
CEO and Founding Partner @500startups . Previously @google & @youtube . Left-handed. Ballet dancer of > 25 yrs. Go Bears.
Khailee Ng
Investor
Managing Partner, 500 Startups. Previously founded Groupsmore (exit: Groupon) and SAYS.com (exit: Catcha Group).
500 Startups Legal
Legal Team of 500 Startups
Investments
Exit
Acquired by Google for $350M in 2012
Exit
Went public in 2016
Exit
Acquired for $403M in 2013
Exit
Acquired for $750M in 2019
Exit
Acquired for $117M in 2014
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LPs
Vasu Kulkarni
Angel
Founder / CEO of @krossover , Managing Partner @courtside-ventures
Ryan Merket
Seed Fund
Head of Product at @goodfair-1 Prev: Startups at AWS. Product at Reddit. Founded Appstores.com (acq by InMobi), Ping.fm (acq by Seesmic), Facebook Platform
Bong Koh
Investor
Partner at Hypothesis Previous experience includes Advanced Technology Ventures, Mucker, McKinsey, Salomon Smith Barney and Organic (IPO).
Verdi Erel Ergün
Mobile Developer
Founder of Numin, Punch Digital Agency, and Instore. Worked at Google.
Sundeep Ahuja
Angel
I've led 100+ Syndicates incl @mosaic @good-eggs @sandboxvr @notable-labs @livelyhsa @lus-brands; 3x Founder; Author; BS CS Stanford.
Josh Guttman
Angel
Currently: @small-door-veterinary Past: @softbank-capital, @outbrain, @aol, @sphere-surphace Education: @duke-university, @columbia-university
Wiktor Schmidt
Entrepreneur
Founder and CEO of @netguru - web and mobile software development consulting company.
Allan Thorvaldsen
Angel
Investor in @zendesk, Softscan (now Part of Symantec), @panorama9, @softcom-solutions, Love Product management, Biz dev and go2market
References
Bedy is the woman!
Bedy has deep knowledge of the Brazilian market.
Rafael Carvalho
For Bedy Yang's investment at Edools
Christine is a superstar. She's smart, she's connected, and she makes every startup she works with better. I recommend her and 500 highly!
Adam Rifkin
Advisor of a company Christine Tsai invested in
She is the absolute Mamabear of the 500S program -- she's open and accessible, but also has the claws to help you with fundraising connections and intros.
Tracy Lawrence
Founder of a company Christine Tsai invested in
I don't even know where to begin -- Christine frickin' rocks. She's responsive, helpful, in touch with what companies and teams are going through, and has a great sense of humor. Anyone that has a chance to work with Christine should consider themselves very lucky!
Working with Christine at the 500 Startups incubator was a real blessing for us. Christine gave us guidance and key introductions that changed the course of our business for the better.
Jay Singh
For Christine Tsai's investment at ViralGains
Best POC from 500startups. Great network, great support!
Raffaele Giovine
For Christine Tsai's investment at italist.com
What can I say that others here have not already said? Christine is somebody I look up to and is a good friend. She gave me good advice on a startup idea I had, I found that advice to be spot on.
She is smart and cool
Susana Cipriota
For Christine Tsai's investment at Funnely
Christine might be the most awesome person ever. Built an amazing organization, learn so much working with her.
Christine is an amazing human being prior to the great investor, mentor and supporter she has been for WePlann and me. Christine has found time in her busy schedule to offer us advice on hiring, growth, fundraising, culture and tenacity. I am humbled and very lucky to have Christine involved...more
Oliver Camargo
For Christine Tsai's investment at WePlann
Khailee is the man. Most investors/advisors at their best, will make helpful introductions. Khailee will do that as well, but more importantly he will put in the time and effort to help you strategically think through your business and the decisions you need to make to scale it.

In our case,...more
Michael Mandel
Founder of a company Khailee Ng invested in
500 Startups is a supervised person of or otherwise affiliated with 500 STARTUPS MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC, an “Exempt Reporting Adviser” under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Important information regarding 500 STARTUPS MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC, CRD Number 161526, can be found on its Form ADV available here. 500 Startups’s relationship with 500 STARTUPS MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC may give rise to potential conflicts of interest or conflicting duties, which could materially impact the performance any deals led by this syndicate.