• “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


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

1095+
companies
45+
countries
1995+
founders


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

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  • People
  • Countries we’re located in
  • 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

Blockchain

Ad tech

IOT/Drones/
Hardware


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

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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 San Francisco and Mexico City. Think you’re ready?

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