500 Startups is a Silicon Valley venture capital seed fund & startup accelerator. We invest in internet startups on search, social, & mobile platforms. We run an incubation and accelerator program emphasizing design & user experience, distribution & customer acquisition, and lean startup practices & metrics. Our investment team and mentor network has operational experience at companies including PayPal, Google, YouTube, Yahoo, AOL, Zynga, LinkedIn, Twitter, Apple & Facebook.
500 Startups is a Silicon Valley based seed fund & accelerator founded by PayPal, Google, YouTube, and Yahoo alums. We have invested in a number of e-commerce and fashion companies, and have co-invested with numerous top venture capital firms.