May 22, 2019 On Our Blog

Announcing the 11 Startups in 500 LatAm’s Batch 10!

500 Startups is excited to announce the latest batch from our Seed Accelerator based in Mexico City. The Mexico City program focuses on providing a mentorship program for Spanish-speaking early-stage companies based in Latin America. Our latest batch consists of founders from all over Latin America including 6 companies from Mexico, 2 from Chile, 2 from Colombia, and 1 from Argentina. The 11 startups began the accelerator activities on April 22nd at 500’s office in Mexico City. The 16-week intensive Seed Program will focus on legal, product, sales, growth, culture, fundraising, and more, in order to prepare the companies for the culminating Demo Day taking place in Mexico City on August 7th. Batch 10’s startups will continue to put in …


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Oct 17, 2016 Official Announcement

500 Startups Announces 18 New Investments in Latin America

Today we are announcing our newest LatAm Accelerator Batch, a program based in Mexico City which focuses on startups in LatAm and Spanish speaking regions. This is our 6th LatAm batch and we’ve invested in 91 companies to date through the program. Alongside this news, we’ve also opened a new LatAm HQ in Mexico City with an expanded team! After receiving over 408 applications for the current LatAm program, and conducting over 100 founder interviews, 500 Startups chose 18 high potential teams to participate in the program. Each company receives $65K in investment, and joins for 4 months of working side-by-side with support from 500’s team and global family of mentors. Among the 18 startups in Batch 6, there are …


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May 12, 2016 On Our Blog

Announcing 500 Mexico, Round 2

Since 2010, the Mexico City office of 500 Startups has invested in 86 Startups. These companies are today generating over $40M dollars of yearly revenue and have raised over $48M USD of follow on financing from co-investors. After months of silence and haunting rumors that 500 Startups had left Mexico forever, the truth is out — we’ve been secretly working on multiplying our activities in the region. Not only that, but today, May 12th, the fund is opening the application process for the next batch, starting on July 18th in Mexico City. This program will be in the brand new Mexico City offices with over 8000 sq ft — more than double the size of our previous location. Santiago Zavala, partner at 500 Startups comments “We have …


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