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


  • “500 Startups changed our company’s


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


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


500 Startups Newsletter

Find out about our meetups, news and more

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

500 Map

  • 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.


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:


family tech
and education


smb productivity
& cloud services

international /
emerging markets

food tech +
digital healthcare

mobile + tablet
(ios and android)

payments and
financial services

online video


Ad tech


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.

Seed Program

Execution is everything. With our 4-month seed 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. We invest $150k in exchange for 6%. We charge a $37.5k fee for participation in the 500 Seed Program.

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

Apply Now

Series A Program

Have your act together? We invest $100-250K on market terms and charge a $25-50k fee depending on geography for participation in the 500 Series A Program.

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.

Apply Now

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

Platinum Annual Partners

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  • IBM-partner-logo-600
  • sendgrid-300
  • WeWork_logo

Gold Annual Partners

        • Amazon Web Services
        • WSGR-300

Silver Annual Partners

            • Gunderson
            • Co
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