About 500 Startups

500 Startups is an early-stage venture capital firm on a mission to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale and build thriving global ecosystems. It is one of the most active early-stage venture capital firms in the world.

Since its inception in Silicon Valley in 2010, 500 Startups has invested in over 2,400 companies via its 5 global funds and 18 thematic funds dedicated to either specific geographic markets or verticals. Its 140+ team members are located in 17+ countries to support 500 Startups' global portfolio of investments which spans 77 countries.

Notable investments in the 500 portfolio include Credit Karma, Twilio, Canva, Grab, Bukalapak, The RealReal, Talkdesk, Knotel, Udemy, and Ipsy.

Beyond providing seed capital, 500 supports startups via its Accelerator Programs which emphasize digital marketing, customer acquisition, lean startup practices, and fundraising. 

500 Startups further contributes to the development of innovation ecosystems by supporting startups and investors through educational programs, events, conferences and partnerships with corporations and governments around the world.


Zina Moukheiber
Director of Corporate Communication