500 Startups was the most active global venture capital firm of 2019 and the second most active global venture capital firm in 2020. We’re on a mission to uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship.
500 Startups casts a wide net, and we don’t shy away from underserved markets. We review more deals than just about anyone, which gives us a comprehensive view of markets and trends worldwide. Our goal is to back the best, regardless of race, gender and geography.
Great ideas exist everywhere, but they need capital. Networks are also critical components in setting up founders for success. We provide early-stage investment through our global funds and regional investment vehicles in Southeast Asia, MENA, South Korea, Latin America, Turkey, Vietnam and Thailand.
500 Startups leverages its global expertise to build comprehensive entrepreneurial ecosystems. We partner with governments and foundations to build tailored accelerator programs, as well as, partner with corporations to facilitate meaningful relationships with startups. In addition to all of this, we also teach the art of investing.
500 Startups started as an accelerator in the heart of Silicon Valley, and we have expanded our founder programs across the globe. Learn more about our founder programs for Seed and Series A stage startups and apply today.
We've collected insights and stories from some of our top performing startups, partners, and mentors in the 500 ecosystem. Whether you are a founder looking to learn the latest in growth hacking or a fellow investor looking to find what is the latest in early-stage investing, you'll find the best insights on our platform.
Started in 2016, 500's Unity and Inclusion Summit has been at the center of empowering, uplifting, and creating better opportunities for diverse founders and investors in VC.
In 2021, we are focusing on how to create diverse startup ecosystems, talking to founders, investors, governments, corporations, and other stakeholders.