• “Every day at 500 Startups is a master class in
    how to build a kickass startup.”

    @CynthiaSchames

  • “500 Startups changed our company’s
    trajectory.”

    @thebernieyoo

  • “Having everyone working out of the same space
    pushed everyone to be better and iterate faster.”

    @georgefavvas

  • “Yes, Dave’s crazy.”

    Anonymous founder

500 Startups isn’t just a name — we really have invested in over 500 companies.
The numbers speak for themselves.

995+
companies
45+
countries
1995+
founders


500 Startups Newsletter

Find out about our meetups, news and more



Diversity is not just a strategy or tactic.
It’s who we are.


  • People
  • Primary Geographies
  • Countries where we’ve invested

We’re based in Silicon Valley, but the 500 Family exists all over the world.
No matter where you’re from or who you are, we’ll welcome you with open arms.

GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM

Think you’re crazy? We are too.

We invest in all kinds of companies, but here are a few of the themes we care about:


consumer
commerce

family tech
and education

design

smb productivity
& cloud services


international /
emerging markets

food tech +
digital healthcare

mobile + tablet
(ios and android)

payments and
financial services


online video

Bitcoin

Ad tech

IOT/Drones/
Skynet/Tribbles


See all our Startups

Build something amazing. We’re banking on it.

Whether you’re just starting out or raising your next round, we have the resources you’re looking for.

Accelerator

Execution is everything. With our 4-month accelerator program you’ll get access to awesome mentorship, hands-on sessions with startup experts, and a great office space where you’ll work with other smart, talented founders from around the world. The accelerator investment is $100k net of fees (or $125k gross) for 5% of your company.

We run our accelerator program in Mountain View, San Francisco and Mexico City. Think you’re ready?

Apply Now

Seed/Series A

Have your shit together? We fund startups with traction through investments that range from $50-500K.

You’ll get all the perks of being in 500 too – like access to our vast network of investors, partners and founders.

Positive referrals from 500 founders and mentors is the best way to get attention.
Don’t email Dave.

Up and Coming.

These startups are new to the 500 family. And they’re awesome.


Shakr

Video ads for your business in minutes



Givesurance

Donate to any charity with no cash out of pocket



Uplette

Smart post-ad mobile content delivery



Solidarium

Connecting Brazilian artisans with consumers and retailers


We have friends in the business.
Meet our annual partners:

Platinum Annual Partners

Gold Annual Partners

Silver Annual Partners