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500 Startups is a seed fund & a network of startup programs in Silicon Valley

500 Startups is a seed fund & a network of startup programs in Silicon Valley

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, 500’s mission is to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems.

We believe that great founders come in all shades, genders, and nationalities.

Since our inception, we’ve made it our mission to find and empower talented founders, whether they’re across the world or overlooked in our own backyard.

Diversity has always been a core value at 500. We’re committed to being champions of the global VC community, not as it is, but as we’d like to see it.

We have invested in over 2,000 technology startups all over the world since our inception in 2010 including: Twilio (NYSE: TWLO), Credit Karma, Grab, Udemy, Ipsy, TalkDesk, Intercom, MakerBot (acq’d by SSYS), Wildfire (acq’d by GOOG), and Viki (acq’d by Rakuten). Our team of 150 people based in 20 countries manage seed investments across 60 countries and speak over 25 languages.
Legal Team of 500 Startups

Khailee Ng

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Managing Partner, 500 Startups. Previously founded Groupsmore (exit: Groupon) and SAYS.com (exit: Catcha Group).

Bedy Yang

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Managing Partner 500Startups (focused Latam + international); Founder @Brazil Innovators
CEO and Founding Partner @500 Startups . Previously @Google & @YouTube . Left-handed. Ballet dancer of > 25 yrs. Go Bears.
Total raised

$73M

Funded over

2 rounds

Latest round

Jul 2013

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