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Christine Tsai

Christine Tsai is the Founding Partner and CEO of 500 Startups.

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June 02, 2020
June 02, 2020

Black Lives Matter

We are grieving the tragic murder of George Floyd in Minnesota.  Mr.Floyd is one of many Black Americans who have been senselessly killed. Ahmaud Arbery. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. Breonna Taylor. These are just a few of the names and precious li...
April 28, 2020
Christine Tsai
April 28, 2020

Why Investing in Female Founders Matters Now More Than Ever

Long before diversity and inclusion became buzzwords, we decided to make venture capital inclusive from day one at 500 Startups. They became our guiding principles, because we know that great talent exists in all forms, no matter your gender, race...
April 03, 2020
April 03, 2020

How the 500 Startups Community Is Helping Those Affected By COVID-19

We at 500 are focused on helping the global community during these unsettling and unprecedented times. We are hosting roundtables and webinars with our partners and founders to address relevant topics, including the state of financing with our por...
September 24, 2019
September 24, 2019

Welcome Tony Wang as 500’s New Managing Partner

500 centers itself around supporting bold, innovative founders around the world. As venture dollars increasingly shift towards being deployed outside of the U.S., firms need to be thinking about their strategy to manage the trend towards globaliza...
July 29, 2019
July 29, 2019

Announcing Courtney Powell as COO of 500 Startups

500 has seen incredible growth over the past 9 years, yet our goal has always stayed constant: back the world’s most talented founders. Everything we do is centered around bringing incredible ideas and entrepreneurial ecosystems to life through in...
March 04, 2019
March 04, 2019

500 Japan Partners Launch Coral Capital

In 2010, 500 invested in our first Japanese company, Gengo. Since then, we’ve gone on to invest in over 57 Japanese companies to date, including Whill, Paidy, TokyoOtakuMode, FlyData, and SmartHR. 3 years ago, we launched 500 Japan as our first Ja...
February 28, 2019
February 28, 2019

Congrats to Tim Chae, 500’s Newest General Partner

In our 2018 highlights, we shared our excitement about 2019 and where we’ll be in twelve months time. One of the most critical ingredients to our growth over the last 9 years and our growth going forward is people. We have invested in and supporte...
January 16, 2019
January 16, 2019

500 Startups: 2018 by the Numbers

2018 was a busy year for 500. I’m proud of what our team has accomplished over the past 365 days and am excited to share some of our 2018 highlights. 500’s mission is to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them crea...
April 03, 2018
500 Closes Strategic Investment with ADFG
April 03, 2018

500 Closes Strategic Investment with ADFG

500's mission is an ambitious one. To discover and back the world's most talented entrepreneurs, create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. Over the past eight years, 500 has accomplished a great deal. Today ...
March 08, 2018
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March 08, 2018

500’s Commitment to #MovingForward

Today, we have committed to join Cheryl Yeoh Sew Hoy and Andy Coravos in their mission to launch a collective step forward for the VC industry. #MovingForward, which was birthed at a dinner for founders, is an open source directory that pools dive...

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