500 Series A Program

We believe marketing and sales are essential to help products and companies grow. The 500 Series A Program helps seed-funded companies build a scalable and repeatable marketing function and reach their Series A faster.




Applications for our Series A Programs are open


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What do startups get out of the program?

Here are a few reasons why founders choose 500:


Community

Starting a company is solitary and challenging.

Working with other people going through the same challenges makes a huge difference.

Founders who’ve gone through our program tell us that the 500 community is extremely valuable.

Advice

You’ll get access to a network of 1000+ founders, 200+ mentors, and our staff, who will give you guidance when you need it the most.

We’ve built startups before. We’ll make sure you don’t make the same mistakes we did.

Curriculum

500 brings in a wide variety of experts focused on marketing, culture, startup accounting, product design, mobile, user testing, sales, and more.

It’s like a Startup MBA on steroids.


Hands-on Support

Startups live (some too literally) in our office for four months.

We’ll work together on your business and product strategy, growth and metrics, and investor pitches.

Connections

Thanks to our massive network, startups build relationships and partnerships that wouldn’t be possible at their size without 500.

Need an intro to a customer? Early access to a new platform feature? API access blocked? Stuck at the border? We have connections.

Money

Being a 500 Startups company will validate your business, and our network will help you connect with investors when the time is right.

Our Demo Day is also a great opportunity to meet and pitch people who might give you $$$.

Our team of Distribution Hackers deliver hands-on help for startups to scale and optimize their marketing channels, and (most important!) get more customers. Our Series A Programs provide both investment and marketing education to companies in tech metros all over the world including London, Kuala Lumpur, Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto, Stockholm, Berlin, and more.


What’s the deal?


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

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Read more about our 500 Seed and 500 Series A program here.