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Emily King

Emily is on 500's Portfolio Management team, where she helps manage our community of over 2,000 portfolio companies.

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November 05, 2020
November 05, 2020

Understanding Your Term Sheet: Convertible Debt, Convertible Equity and More

Part of the territory of being a founder includes wearing many hats, and while scrappiness and hustle can help you navigate your fair share of them, it doesn’t always help you decipher your term sheet. 500’s legal expert Annie Woodworth walked us ...
March 10, 2020
March 10, 2020

Ones to Watch in Esports

Esports continues to be a leader in advancing media technology, yet the gaming community continues to struggle in creating a singular hub for viewers to check out all their favorite games and for there to be a singular hub for gaming education. Wi...
March 06, 2020
March 06, 2020

The Female Trailblazers Impacting Mental Health, Analytics, GovTech, and More

“Out of every ten investors that you’ve pitched, how many of them were female?” When we polled the female founders of Batch 26, the answers ranged from only one out of 10 to upwards of seven out of ten. For those that had over half of their pit...
March 03, 2020
March 03, 2020

Ones to Watch in Sensors and AI

In the golden age of data, businesses in media, communication, and commerce were some of the first to adapt their operations to work directly with the newfound aggregation of consumer data. Sensors and AI, in particular, have become ubiquitous par...
July 22, 2019
July 22, 2019

Meet the Startups of Batch 25

At 500, it’s our mission to back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, whether they’re on the other side of the globe or in our own backyard. The latest San Francisco accelerator batch was no exception. Over the past three months, companies ...
December 14, 2018
December 14, 2018

500’s Ultimate Gift Guide

December is flying by, and if you’re still struggling to find the perfect last minute gift, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of holiday treats for everyone on your list—500 style. All of the gifts below are made by portfolio companies in the...
November 19, 2018
November 19, 2018

5 Tips for Making Your 500 Startups Application Stand Out

Here at 500, every time a new batch opens up we receive a flood of applications to sift through. As we review them, we often see a lot of the same common mistakes repeated over and over, so we figured it was time to give a quick 101 on how to give...
October 31, 2018
October 31, 2018

Private Jets, Smart Pill Bottles, Blockchain, & More: Meet the Startups of Batch 24

Batch 24 has officially kicked off in San Francisco, and we’re so excited to welcome these new companies into our 500 family. From personal jets to AR glasses to period underwear, the collection of companies we’ve invested in this batch are a...
September 27, 2018
September 27, 2018

PreMoney Speaker David Lee: The VC that Beat Cancer Is Making Big Investments in Health & Biology

Back in 2011, Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz curated a list for Forbes of the 7 most powerful people in tech you’ve never heard of. Number 5? David Lee. The investor has backed behemoths like Airbnb, Stripe, Slack, and Dropbox; just to name a fe...
September 17, 2018
September 17, 2018

PreMoney 2018: Meet Garry Tan, the Former YC Partner Forging his own Path

If you don’t know who Garry Tan is yet, you will soon—the investor was just name dropped on Forbes' 2018 Midas Brink List of Venture Capital’s biggest up-and-comers. He’s making big waves in the investment world and we’re thrilled to have him line...

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Matt Sandler is a musician, entrepreneur, and founder of Chromatik. Named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 100 Brilliant Companies,” Chromatik is a music technology company redefining how people practice, perform, and teach music. Its iPad and web applications are used by American Idol, UCLA, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and hundreds of music organizations worldwide. Matt is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer at universities around the US, notably Stanford and UCLA. He has been featured in Forbes, Billboard, TechCrunch, Hypebot, the LA Business Journal’s “Top 20 in Their 20s” and Business Insider’s “Top 30 People to Watch in Tech.” Prior to Chromatik, Matt was a professional saxophonist and held A&R/Programming roles at KROQ 106.7FM and Capitol Records. Matt received his BA in Music Performance from UCLA and was named a CA Distinguished Arts Scholar.

Edith Yeung

Edith Yeung

Edith Yeung is the General Partner at 500 Mobile Collective Microfund primarily focusing on on investing in mobile, VR, AR, IOT and consumer internet startups. Edith was previously the VP of marketing & business development for Dolphin Browser. Dolphin Browser is a Sequoia-backed mobile browser with over 150 million installs worldwide. She also founded RightVentures - seed stage investment firm focusing on mobile and consumer internet companies. Edith is also a enterprise veteran working with companies like Siebel, Oracle, Autodesk, AT&T, etc. Some of her investments include Penrose (Pixar of VR) and Cryworks (by Pixar & Disney Veteran), SIlk Labs, Piper, Apptopia, Mobile Action, Andy OS, Quickly, Powercore, Pack, Fleksy, Ingrain, Hooked, Switch, Bento, DayDayCook, Palantir, etc. She frequently speaks on mobile, VR, VR and China investment landscape.

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Christine Tsai and Dave McClure