Bedy Yang

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Bedy Yang

Bedy uses her multi-cultural powers to find startups and partners for 500 in Brazil/Latin America.

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March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020

Welcoming New Partner and Global Digital Transformation Expert Flavio Dias as We Step Up Our Presence in Brazil

I first met Flavio in 2013, when he co-invested alongside 500 Startups in Olist, one of Brazil's largest online marketplaces--which recently raised a Series C round. Olist’s founder was in our San Francisco accelerator program, and in his next rou...
October 25, 2019
October 25, 2019

The Future of Corporate Venture Capital

The following is an excerpt from 500’s latest report, Unlocking Corporate Venture Capital. How has corporate venture capital changed? In the decade since the Great Recession, we have seen digital upstarts – taking advantage of disruptive tec...
March 11, 2019
VC Unlocked at Stanford University
March 11, 2019

Announcing a new admissions process for VC Unlocked at Stanford University

In 2015, I wrote a LinkedIn post about “Investing in Women” and a new investor training program we were launching at 500 Startups. “The Investor’s Guide to Silicon Valley Investing” (IGSVI) was just a pilot program but it immediately resonated ...
February 13, 2018
How to attract deal flow
February 13, 2018

How to Attract (and Scale)
Deal Flow

Most VCs think they can predict the future when it comes to early stage deals. At 500, we’re more realistic about our strengths and weaknesses as seed stage investors. We realized early on that building high-velocity deal flow - more than the a...
August 28, 2017
Bedy Yang Presenting
August 28, 2017

How 500 Startups picks investments

How do you evaluate a potential startup investment? This is inevitably one of the first questions I’m asked when talking to aspiring VCs at industry events and programs like VC Unlocked, and rightfully so. Ask around and you’ll hear about th...
May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015

500 Investors

We recently wrapped up our first-ever investor training in partnership with Stanford Center for Professional Development. Our full class brought together 34 impressively awesome participants -- 16 women and 18 men from 14 countries around the w...
April 09, 2015
April 09, 2015

CALLING ALL WOMEN INVESTORS

We recently announced an investor training program in partnership with Stanford Center for Professional Development called Insider’s Guide to Silicon Valley Investing (May 4th to May 15th). It is a training program to work with angels, corporates ...

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